Hybrids – Vehicles, Battery & Hydraulic Technology

Chrysler Chooses Battery Supplier for Plug-in Hybrid Test Fleet

June 14, 2011

TORONTO, ONT -- Electrovaya Inc. said it has signed a contract to supply Chrysler Group with lithium-ion SuperPolymer battery systems for 25 Town & Country minivans.

The minivans will be part of a demonstration fleet of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) that Chrysler Group LLC has developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy.

The 25 Chrysler minivans will join a fleet of 140 Ram 1500 pickup trucks that will be deployed to 12 partners, including local municipalities, state governments, universities and energy companies across the United States. The minivan contract is the second major PHEV automotive platform for Electrovaya’s lithium-ion SuperPolymer batteries and follows the Ram PHEV platform.

Electrovaya is both the cell and battery pack supplier for the minivan. Its proprietary Lithium Ion SuperPolymer cell technology is produced using Electrovaya’s non-toxic NMP-free process. Electrovaya’s battery pack for the minivan consists of its large-format Lithium Ion SuperPolymer cells, proprietary thermal and battery management systems and all necessary subsystems.

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