LTC offers the largest Lithium Iron Phosphate Cells
Montag, den 14. Mai 2007 um 22:47 Uhr
(Source: LTC) Pennsylvania - Next Generation Battery Technology Makes Hybrid and Electric Vehicles a Reality. The battery power solution for advanced automotives has arrived. Lithium Technology Corporation (LTC) announced today its new product line of lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) cells, the largest cells of their kind in the world. This is the answer the automotive industry has been searching for.
"The technology we can offer the automotive industry today is unmatched by any other battery power solution on the market," commented Dr. Klaus Brandt, executive vice president of LTC and managing director of LTC subsidiary GAIA Akkumulatorenwerke (GAIA). "Others have been estimating up to a year to deliver the technology we are proud to make available today. We have proven the superiority of our technology in the past, and with the iron phosphate product we have raised the bar even further."
LTC, a global provider of large lithium-ion rechargeable power solutions has focused solely on the development and production of large format lithium-ion batteries for more than twenty years. Unlike others, our advanced cells use LiFePO4 licensed technology, developed by Prof. John Goodenough with the University of Texas and supplied by Phostech; this chemistry coupled with the company's innovative end-to-end manufacturing processes and proprietary design, packaging and assembly techniques, allow LTC to provide high performance cells unmatched by any other product.
"Batteries made of LTC's cells can provide 3000 charging cycles, which would be able to do 150,000 miles to 80% capacity for a 100 km or 60 mile all electric range plug in hybrid, which no other technology can claim," said Dr. Andrew Frank, Professor, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of California, Davis . "The new cells from LTC provide improved safety with the iron phosphate chemistry while delivering the impeccable performance they are known for, which is what the auto makers have been in search of; this is a Company that is seriously committed to making hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles an affordable reality for the consumer."
LTC´s large format technology allows for the development of safer battery systems with a significantly lower number of cells. The weight of the battery is decreased while performance and safety monitoring capabilities are increased. The battery management system (BMS) is more precise monitoring fewer cells, keeping them in balance for best performance and preventing damage to the battery due to over voltage, under voltage, over temperature and short circuit.
The Company´s new product line offers cells ranging from 6 Ah to 35 Ah. Further statistics will be discussed at an expo of LTC´s breadth of power solution on May 23rd in New York City.
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