BorgWarner to Provide Battery System for Electric Commercial Vehicle

BorgWarner to Provide Battery System for Electric Commercial Vehicle
BorgWarner to Provide Battery System for Electric Commercial Vehicle

BorgWarner's AKASOL ultra-high energy battery system, which includes Delphi Technologies, will power the first heavy-duty electric truck series by a European manufacturer.

Each 747 AKM battery pack, developed for energy-intensive electrical power-transmission systems up to 9 volts, stores 98 kWh of energy and is ready for installation with all connectors. Three packages are used to supply 4 kWh to power the 2×294 truck and four packages are used to supply 6 kWh to power the 2×392 trucks.

The battery is designed to be compact and lightweight to maximize vehicle load. In addition, the electric commercial vehicle (eCV) has an estimated lifespan of around 4 cycles to keep the total cost of ownership as low as possible. Apart from that, liquid cooling and multi-level protection features make the system even more secure.

“Vehicle range will increase significantly”

Henk Vanthournout, Vice President, Global Battery and Charging Systems at BorgWarner, said, “We have previously worked with this manufacturer on high-voltage prototype vehicles using an older version of our battery system. We are proud to continue our partnership,” he said. This development significantly increases vehicle range, making it the ideal solution for long-distance electric commercial transport.” used his statements.

BorgWarner's Multi String Manager (MSM+) system is powered by ultra-high energy battery packs. The vehicle control unit serves as a single communication interface, reducing the customer's need for software development.

BorgWarner's solution for long-haul transport is mechanically robust, safe, easily scalable and offers relatively low purchasing costs per kWh, setting new energy density standards for bus and truck applications. With all these features, BorgWarner is positioned as an innovation pioneer in the field of high-energy batteries.

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