Hoppecke launch explosion-proof EV battery
Industrial battery system manufacturer Hoppecke Industrial Batteries has launched an explosion-proof battery and charger for use in electric and hybrid vehicles.
14th July 2016 by Networks
The new lithium-ion battery and charger, called ‘trak | power LiOn’ has been developed to satisfy the trend towards longer life in-cycling applications and better performance.
Hoppecke, the largest European owned battery manufacturer, said the battery has low operating costs and will not need to be replaced during the lifetime of the vehicle it is running.
The individual battery modules can also be interconnected to form complete battery systems.
The company is also introducing a revamped five-year warranty policy for all motive power customers.
EV batteries are expected to be used to help stabilise the electricity grid in the future. Earlier this year major automotive manufacturer Nissan announced the UK’s first vehicle-to-grid trial.
Login on register to comment
The future for vegetation management
Why networks should focus on data not trees to overcome the costly challenges involved in vegetation management
An unprecedented opportunity for change
Why short interruptions will matter in RIIO-ED2 and how to address them.
Time for less talk and more action on decarbonisation
Core "oven-ready" solutions to decarbonising heat and transport exist today and should be implemented without delay, says WPD's future power networks expert.
Related supplier content
People & Skills
‘Learning by doing’ on the road to net zero [test product]
DSO director Andrew Roper discusses 'Learning by doing'
Load patterns and lockdown: how Covid-19 is impacting electricity networks
Insights into dynamics on the low voltage network as the outbreak unfolds
Protect electrical equipment from insulation failure
Insulation faults are a major cause leading to the eventual failure of electrical equipment. Partial discharge (PD) is a very reliable indicator of developing insulation faults. Regular PD testing allows users to detect and analyze PD activity