Electrovaya delivering Li-Ion batteries for Dongfeng Motors

May 9, 2013  by  


Electrovaya Inc. has started delivery of electric vehicle battery systems to China, with the delivery of the first prototype for DongFeng Motors (DFM).

DFM is planning a major electric vehicle program that includes two electric vehicle platforms. Electrovaya’s Lithium Ion SuperPolymer ® 2.0 battery consists of high energy density cells and a Battery Management System (BMS) along with sub-assemblies consisting of mechanical, thermal, electrical and electronics components. The Electrovaya battery design fits both the 2-door and 4-door electric vehicle platforms from DFM and a number of such battery systems will be delivered by Electrovaya.

Critical contract

“DFM plans to deliver a significant number of electric vehicles over the next 10 years,” says Joseph Chao, Electrovaya’s Senior Consultant for the Chinese electric vehicle market. “This is a critical contract for both groups. DFM presently manufactures over 3.5 million vehicles in China and its electric vehicle program has the potential to become one of the major players in the Chinese market.”

“Electrovaya’s design team put together a ‘fast-track multi-disciplinary team’ which carried out a complete design, build and test for this automotive electric vehicle program in four months. This is the start of a development program which will evolve through a series of prototype units as we showcase our next generation battery systems for the electric vehicle market,” says Dr. Rajshekar Das Gupta, vice president, Electrovaya.

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