An undisclosed, established European automaker has enlisted the expertise of UK-based lithium-ion systems supplier Axeon, the assistance of leading UK engineering firm Ricardo and the battery know-how of A123 Systems for collaboration on an upcoming plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV). The trio, along with assistance from that unnamed European automaker, will develop and integrate an advanced, lightweight battery pack that utilizes nanophosphate lithium iron cells manufactured by A123 Systems into an
UK-based Axeon, Europe's largest independent supplier of lithium-ion battery systems, has raised an additional £5 million ($7.8 million U.S. at the current exchange rate) in equity to support its expansion goals. The funding, though not substantial enough to allow the company to accomplish all of its goals, should help Axeon expand its electric vehicle (EV) technology development centers in Europe and kick off the early stages of planning a lithium-ion production facility in North America.
The converted Citroën C1 Ev'ie will someday get a better battery thanks to Axeon, Europe's largest independent lithium-ion battery systems supplier. The current C1 Ev'ie, offered by the Electric Car Corporation, has been available since last April and has a range of more than 60 miles and a top speed of 60 miles per hour. Specs for the Ev'is using the new ii-ion pack were not announced, but the pre-production pack will have an energy density of 230 watt hours per kilogram and offer "improve
Perhaps proving once again that calamity and opportunity can often be found walking together in the business world, it has been announced that Axeon Holdings has gone into administration and has been acquired. The company, which bills itself as Europe's largest independent supplier of lithium ion battery systems and who has supplied energy storage set ups for Modec, the eRUF electric Porsche project and many others, has had its assets snapped up by a company especially created for the purpose, A
How do you make your stock price jump by two-thirds in today's economic atmosphere? If you are Axeon, Europe's largest independent supplier of lithium ion battery packs, you announce your new battery nearly doubles the range of your customer's trucks. After completing a Department of Transport-funded two year program, the Dundee, Scotland-based company says the new power supply it developed allowed a 3.5 ton delivery vehicle to almost double its range, from 123 km (76 miles) to 241 km (150 miles
Allied Vehicles has announced they will debut their electric E7 taxi at the upcoming British International Motor Show (BIMS). The company has been building taxis for some time now and are already quite familiar with the Peugeot E7 platform. They also build wheelchair accessible vehicles and have incorporated this ability into their taxi as well. It will join other electric vehicles in the increasingly crowded "Electric Vehicle Village" at BIMS and stay on display for the length of the show.