Webasto increases the capacity of its commercial vehicle batteries from 35 to 40 kWh

The Munich-based supplier Webasto is increasing the energy content of its traction batteries from 35 to 40 kWh as part of a product update. The external dimensions remain the same. Tied together in large packs, the batteries are designed to supply electric commercial vehicles with up to 720 kWh of electricity.

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Webasto’s new batteries bear the product designation ‘Standard Battery Pro 40’ and are suitable for powering electric commercial vehicles in the 400 or 800 volt range, according to the manufacturer. Up to 18 units can be linked in one vehicle, offering a total capacity of up to 720 kWh. Like its predecessor, the ‘Standard Battery Pro 40’ is protected by a robust aluminium housing. The unit still measures 960 x 687 x 302 millimetres and weighs 297 kilograms.

Webasto develops and produces both the control electronics and the battery at its German sites in Schaidt, Schierling and Stockdorf. According to a company statement, the fact that the batteries can be integrated vertically or horizontally into the vehicles contributes to their flexible use. Thanks to the identical dimensions, the high-voltage battery fits seamlessly into all installation spaces that already utilise the previous Webasto standard battery system, the statement continues. Compatibility with the Webasto ‘eBTM’ thermal management system is also guaranteed.

“The electrification of commercial vehicles and machines is progressing at an ever-increasing pace, which also increases the demands on traction batteries. With the Webasto Standard Battery Pro 40, we now offer our customers an even higher energy content in a robust battery pack to provide sufficient reserves for an entire working day,” said Dr. Lena Beckmann, Director of Batteries and Electrical Thermal Management at Webasto. “With the update of our standard battery system and our extensive portfolio of electrical thermal management solutions, we offer system integrators and vehicle manufacturers a strong foundation to put the mobility transition in the commercial sector on a sustainable footing.”



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