Lithium-ion battery maker EnerDel is trying to broaden its sales into the secondary-battery-storage market as a way to help give the struggling company a second life of its own.

The company says it's working with ATC New Technologies to co-market and sell lithium-ion battery systems for heavy-duty vehicles as well as for secondary-use purposes such as energy-storage backup systems.

Last September, EnerDel's CEO said it would diversify by lessening its dependence on sales to electric light-duty vehicle makers. EnerDel parent Ener1 declared bankruptcy early last year in part because of its investment in Norwegian electric-vehicle maker Think. Last summer, EnerDel won a second contract to produce lithium-ion batteries for the Volvo C30 EV. Check out EnerDel's press release below.
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ENERDEL AND ATC NEW TECHNOLOGIES SIGN AGREEMENT TO CO-MARKET AND CROSS-SELL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Collaboration Offers Customers Best-in-Class Lithium-ion Battery Systems and Complete Lifecycle Aftermarket Service Offering

INDIANAPOLIS and OKLAHOMA CITY – (January 24, 2013) – EnerDel, Inc. and ATC New Technologies (NT), a division of ATC Drivetrain, today announced a new strategic relationship to co-market and cross-sell their products and services. With the advancements in secondary-use markets for lithium-ion cells, modules and battery systems-- as well as primary-use markets like heavy-duty transportation -- EnerDel and ATC NT expect strong market demand for their combined capabilities.

"Both of our companies embrace a full-service lifecycle approach to providing high-quality, worry-free energy storage solutions," stated EnerDel CEO David Roberts."Working with ATC NT-- which has excellent aftermarket experience in return logistics, refurbishment and repair, and second-life applications -- will help strengthen the value we offer to the industry."

"EnerDel has one of the highest-quality, lithium-ion battery solutions on the market and their battery systems are designed for easy servicing, which helps extend their life through remanufacturing, repair or repurposing for secondary-use applications," stated Michael LePore, President and CEO of ATC Drivetrain."We have access to OEMs in the light vehicle and medium- to heavy-duty truck market.We plan to leverage EnerDel's battery systems with these customers and support EnerDel's customers by providing refurbishment, repair, spare parts or end-of-life services for their applications."

About ATC New Technologies

ATC New Technologies is a leader in life cycle management for advanced battery packs (5R) based in Oklahoma City.The company repairs and remanufactures advanced battery packs and is an acclaimed innovator and pioneer in the re-use of batteries.ATC New Technologies is a division of ATC Drivetrain, which is a leading powertrain remanufacturer for light vehicles and medium- and heavy-duty trucks.For more information, visit www.atcnewtechnologies.com.

About EnerDel

EnerDel, Inc. is a privately-held company headquartered in Indianapolis.It manufactures advanced, lithium-ion batteries and energy storage systems for electric grid, transportation and industrial applications. The company's prismatic cell design and modular stacking architecture combine to provide customers with production-ready solutions that address their power and energy storage needs.EnerDel offers its customers the opportunity to receive a guaranteed residual value (GRV) on new energy storage or battery systems of up to 25 percent, which can be used toward the purchase of new or replacement systems.For additional information, visit www.EnerDel.com.


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      2 wheeled menace
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well, see what you can do with these cells i guess. I've seen the specs and understand why they never took off.
        Spec
        • 1 Year Ago
        @2 wheeled menace
        What aspect of the specs didn't you like? As long as the vehicles do not burn up or otherwise malfunction, the only one that really seems to matter is the price.
      noevfud
      • 1 Year Ago
      What does that have to do with the Think pictures?
        Spec
        • 1 Year Ago
        @noevfud
        When you don't have an appropriate picture, you do the best you can. The Think City is an EV that is powered by Enerdel cells.
      Giza Plateau
      • 1 Year Ago
      Last I checked, Enerdel was exactly as obtuse as A123 and refused to sell their cells