Nissan to supply Leaf lithium-ion battery tech for new EVs

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Hyperdrive Innovation has become the first company to secure supply of Nissan’s Leaf lithium-ion battery technology for its own commercial products.

The company is incorporating the Nissan-developed, UK-made new and used battery modules in its new intelligent battery systems which can be deployed by manufacturers to power electric and hybrid electric vehicles, as well as providing energy storage for off-grid and backup utility supplies.

The first battery packs are currently being fitted into a number of niche, off-highway vehicles and scalable energy storage for both domestic and commercial markets.

Hyperdrive Innovation’s MD, Stephen Irish, said, “Making the Nissan Leaf technology available to ambitious UK businesses could have a major impact on the economy. Resurgent UK car manufacturers for example would have to spend millions of pounds to develop their own electric vehicle batteries.

“The ability to acquire world-leading technology and engineering support via Hyperdrive instead could give UK car manufacturers a significant head start in the race to deliver commercially successful electric vehicles.”

September 22, 2016

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