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German AKASOL develops second-gen lithium-ion battery systems for Mercedes' e-Citaro

Auto News - Published on Wed, 18 Jul 2018

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ETAuto quoted German battery systems maker Akasol as saying that it has developed the second-generation lithium-ion battery systems for Mercedes-Benz' e-bus eCitaro. In autumn, serial production of the first-generation battery system AKASYSTEM OEM will begin in Langen (Hesse, Germany).

AKASOL has started to develop second-generation lithium-ion battery systems in close cooperation with Daimler Buses. The second generation will be able to store 33 kilowatt hours per battery pack.

The second generation will be able to store 33 kilowatt hours per battery pack.

Being upwards compatible, these will offer about 35 percent more energy and contribute to an improved range in 2020, the company said in a release.

Currently, instead of 25 kilowatt hours storage capacity per battery pack, the second generation will be able to store 33 kilowatt hours per battery pack.

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Posted By : Nanda Koijam on Wed, 18 Jul 2018
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