04 Dec '17, 10am

Akasol Opens Up Europe’s Largest Battery Production Facility for Commercial EVs https://t.co/6JeJoDbYcz

Akasol Opens Up Europe’s Largest Battery Production Facility for Commercial EVs https://t.co/6JeJoDbYcz

Low-profile German battery maker Akasol has opened a new factory to boost production amid growing demand for commercial electric vehicles. The company cut the ribbon on a €10 million (USD $12 million) factory in November, in preparation for growth that could take Akasol’s annual turnover from €15 million ($18 million) this year to €100 million ($119 million) by 2020. With capacity for 600 megawatt-hours of lithium-ion battery production a year, the facility, in central Germany, is the largest of its kind in Europe. It is dedicated to producing Akasol’s Akasystem OEM lithium-manganese-cobalt-oxide battery product line, which ranges in energystorage capacity from 10 watts and 25 kilowatt-hours to 30 watts and 73.2 kilowatt-hours per unit. “The plant can produce high-performance battery systems for up to 3,000 hybrid or electric vehicles or other large commercial vehicles eac...

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