Swedish Alelion has been selected to supply batteries for Germany’s KAMAG Transporttechnik who wants to electrify one of their heavy-duty truck models. The order is worth 1.4M euros and part of a joint development project starting this year.
For Alelion it also marks an important step onto the stage of European battery development. The company is about to complete Sweden’s first large scale lithium-ion battery factory with a capacity of 500 MWh yearly. The factory will be situated in Gothenburg.
The order from KAMAG at hand builds on Atelion’s experience in the electrification of forklifts. Their first batch of batteries is to be delivered by 2018 with the remaining order to be fulfilled during 2019.
KAMAG’s planned electrified truck is a multi-purpose vehicle to be used with semitrailers and for transporting goods in environments such as ports or factories. The driverless version of the KAMAG E-Wiesel AGV (Automated Guided Vehicles) truck is adapted for automated logistic centres and had been introduced last year.
The electric vehicle can be configured with a maximum of four battery packs and the trucks come with several engine alternatives. The applications use high voltage to minimise losses in the electric powertrain.
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