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ecovolta presents new battery generation for commercial vehicles, machines and boats

New generation of the "evoTractionBattery" traction battery

The Swiss technology provider ecovolta is launching a new generation of its traction battery evoTractionBattery. The lithium-ion battery features a high energy density of up to 172 watt hours per kilogram of battery weight, scalability and extensive safety features.

High energy density, scalability and extensive safety features

The battery packs, which are certified according to automotive standards, can be used in many different ways - especially for electric commercial vehicles, machines and boats. Interest in these applications is currently growing particularly strongly in European and international markets due to increasingly stringent environmental requirements. For example, municipalities and logistics companies are increasingly operating electric commercial vehicles to meet their climate targets. Construction companies are using electric construction machines to meet national emission regulations.

"From construction and agricultural machinery to industrial trucks, cable cars, boats, motorbikes and robots: our batteries are already used in numerous vehicles and machines. Based on the experience gained from these applications, our team has developed the new generation of ecovolta traction batteries," says Benjamin Friedrich, Chief Operating Officer of ecovolta. Among other things, the mechanical design, materials and connections of the battery have been improved and the battery management optimised.

Scalability and certification accelerate development processes

With voltages of 48 volts and 96 volts, four different storage sizes and interlinking options, the evoTractionBattery can be used for different applications and installation spaces and up to 400 volts at total system level. The integrated battery management system (BMS) is based on the automotive standard ISO 26262, and battery integration is facilitated by standardised interfaces to various on-board chargers. The individual battery packs are also protected against external influences.

"Our customers appreciate the compact design and energy density of our batteries. Customised traction batteries often require complex certification of the system. By interconnecting several ecovolta batteries to form a complete system, the storage units often no longer need to be individualised and recertified. This reduces development costs and time-to-market," adds Andreas Schimanski, Director Business & Technology of the division.

High safety standard and support during integration

The evoTractionBattery has a safety concept as standard that uses cell connections made of electrolytically nickel-plated cold strip to automatically separate defective cells from the rest of the battery pack in the event of increased current flows. In addition, the BMS monitors all safety requirements of cell monitoring and battery condition in accordance with standards.

Manufacturers of compact vehicles who are interested in their electrification, but do not have the necessary development capacities, support ecovolta in the design and integration of complete drive trains. This means that ecovolta is not exclusively a battery producer, but a provider of complete solutions. For example, the company has already developed complete solutions for vans, small vehicles and excavators.

About ecovolta

ecovolta is a Swiss manufacturer of battery systems for electric vehicles and machines. Battery and drive solutions are developed and tested in the company's own research and development department. The range of services also includes contract development and system integration of battery systems.

ecovolta was founded in 2018 as a division of the technology company ecocoach AG and has its head­quarters in Brunnen, where series production is also located.


Benjamin Friedrich
Chief Operation Officer (COO)

Tel.: +41 41 811 41 41
E-Mail: marketing@ecocoach.com



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