Electrovaya’s fast-track development team completes the design, build and test of a new automotive battery system in four months
Toronto, Ontario – Electrovaya Inc. (TSX: EFL) announced that it has started the delivery of automotive electric vehicle battery systems to China, with the delivery of the first prototype for DongFeng Motors (DFM). DFM, a leading Chinese automaker, is planning a major electric vehicle program, which includes two electric vehicle platforms. Electrovaya’s Lithium Ion SuperPolymer ® 2.0 battery consists of high energy density cells and a Battery Management System (BMS) along with sub-assemblies consisting of mechanical, thermal, electrical and electronics components. The Electrovaya battery design is flexible and fits both the 2-door and 4-door electric vehicle platforms from DFM and a number of such battery systems will be delivered by Electrovaya.
“DFM plans to deliver a significant number of electric vehicles over the next 10 years.” says Joseph Chao, Electrovaya’s Senior Consultant for the Chinese electric vehicle market. “This is a critical contract for both groups. DFM presently manufacturers over 3.5 million vehicles in China and its electric vehicle program has the potential to become one of the major players in the Chinese market.”
“We are pleased to begin delivery of the battery systems for DFM. Electrovaya’s design team put together a ‘fast–track multi-disciplinary team’ which carried out a complete design, build and test for this automotive electric vehicle program in 4 months. This is the start of a development program which will evolve through a series of prototype units as we showcase our next generation battery systems for the electric vehicle market,” says Dr. Rajshekar Das Gupta, Vice President, Electrovaya.
About Electrovaya Inc:
Electrovaya Inc. (TSX:EFL) designs, develops and manufactures proprietary Lithium Ion SuperPolymer® 2.0 batteries, battery systems, and battery-related products for the clean electric transportation, utility-scale energy storage and smart grid power, consumer and healthcare markets. The Company's mission is to accelerate clean transportation as a commercial reality with its advanced power system for all classes of zero-emission electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The Company's other mission is to deliver utility-scale energy storage systems for the highest efficiency in electricity storage, whether the electricity is generated from intermittent wind and solar power or from other sources. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Electrovaya has facilities in Canada and elsewhere, and customers around the globe.