California based Zap! wants to move to lithium ion batteries in their Xebra electric vehicles
, and one of the keys to making them work is proper management of the charging system. To that end they've signed an exclusive licensing deal with Danish company Eco Tech A/S. With the support of the Danish government, Eco Tech has developed new control software that works with intelligent charging systems to keep the lithium batteries safe and give them good lifespans. Zap! has their first vehicle with the new system, and is currently testing it. They will be issuing periodic updates on their testing.