French battery maker Forsee Power is at the Transports Publics show in Paris and put the latest additions to their Zen and Pulse ranges on display. The new battery packs aim at electric buses and come with different chemistries for either range or charging speed.
While the li-ion battery Zen 35 is made with NMC cell technology for long ranges, the other battery, the Pulse 15 uses LTO, that is prismatic cells for extra fast charging. The Zen 35 uses air cooling while the Pulse 15 is liquid-cooled. All packs are connected in parallel.
Both batteries will be produced at Forsee Power’s factory in Poitier that is being expanded as you read reportedly. The site is located near the Futuroscope and will enable the Group to start mass production and increase capacity to 2,500 batteries for heavy vehicles per year by the end of 2018.
And they are hiring, also at their Paris HQ.
Forsee Power counts international bus manufacturers among their clients, including CNHI (Iveco, Heuliez), CaetanoBus in Portugal and Wrightbus in the United Kingdom.