Efficient Drivetrains Series-Parallel PHEV drivetrain
Efficient Drivetrains intends to use XALT Energy lithium-ion batteries in its plug-in hybrid trucks.
The original tentative agreement for NMC graphite lithium-ion battery packs was announced in December.
Shipments have already began, and under the first phase of the program it is expected to be complete in the first quarter, 2016.
"Initially, EDI will use the first generation XALT Energy battery system in a first-of-its-type commercial plug-in hybrid electric grid exportable power utility vehicle, built on a Peterbilt truck platform. The agreement is a first phase of a possible multi-year supply agreement that aims at upgrading to the new XALT XPAND pack battery modules when they become available in 2016. The packs will be used for commercial truck fleet replacement orders."
Charlie Travis, Head of Sales and Business Development at Efficient Drivetrains said:
"We're looking forward to partnering with XALT Energy. Adding the XALT energy storage systems to our portfolio of battery suppliers, is extremely valuable, as it expands our battery solution offerings. EDI will work closely with XALT to bring solutions to market that improve overall PHEV efficiency and deliver new feature sets."
John Warner, vice president sales and marketing of XALT Energy commented:
"We are pleased that Efficient Drivetrains has chosen XALT Energy as its battery power storage solutions provider. The integration of XALT's proven Lithium battery technology with EDI's high-efficiency PHEV vehicle solution offers customers a superior zero emissions alternative. The XALT pack offers a combination of light weight, compact size and a customizable deign produced in a world-class manufacturing facility that EDI found very attractive."
For more about XALT battery system see website its here. Energy density on the pack level in most cases is equal or higher than 110 Wh/kg.
"The XPAND Modular Pack (XMP) and the XPAND Modular Pack Plus (XMP+) are XALT Energy’s state of the art Energy Storage Systems (ESS) based on XALT Energy’s world class lithium-ion cell designs. XMP is designed for use in multiple applications including hybrid and electric commercial truck, bus and heavy duty transportation; hybrid and electric marine power and propulsion, and grid and stationary applications."
XALT - XPAND Family of Energy Storage Systems