31 Jul '15, 11pm

Xalt Energy gears up to produce lithium titanate batteries for China's Hybrid Kinetic battery buses

Xalt Energy gears up to produce lithium titanate batteries for China's Hybrid Kinetic battery buses

300 Hires at Midland, Mich. Plant for China’s Hybrid Kinetic Group, Which Is Taking First Lithium Titanate Cells by Former Dow Kokam Michigan’s Xalt Energy is busily training approximately 300 new employees to fulfill a billion-dollar contract to supply large-format lithium ion battery cells to China’s Hybrid Kinetic Group for all-electric buses. Inside the Xalt Energy plant in Midland, Mich. The deal expands Xalt’s portfolio from NMC/nickel manganese cobalt cells in production since 2012 to lithium titanate cells. Production of the new lithium titanate cells for the HK Group is to begin during this year’s third quarter. Each of the HK buses will have battery packs ranging from 68 to 100 kilowatt-hours, “which can be recharged in less than 10 minutes,” Xalt says. The battery buses will be leased to municipal transit operators throughout China. ‘Xpand’ Battery Packs to Laun...

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