Ener1 has just added two new entries to its growing customer roster, and the products couldn't be much more different. Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has need of the company's EnerDel battery packs to power new buses while Toro, the lawnmower people, are seeking somewhat smaller units for, well, their lawnmowers.

The composite-bodied all-electric buses should be high on the priority list. Fifteen of them are planned for three routes in the Namsan area of Seoul as soon as this November. There's no word on the exact size of the packs in killowatt hours but the people-carrier is said to have a range of 110 kilometers (68 miles) and a top speed of 100 km/h (62 miles per hour). This market, with its potentially exponential growth possibility, could be an especially lucrative one for the company. Seoul alone wants to replace half of its 7,000+ fleet with electric models by 2020 and it was intimated during the Ener1 Q2 conference call that these packs have a comfortable profit margin.

As for Toro, they will get a ready-to-install battery based on the same 17.5 Ah cell found within the Think City. They have just recently started selling an electric cordless mower called the e-Cycler, though it's not known whether the "turnkey solution" is destined for this model or a larger push mower.

[Source: Green Car Congress / Ener1]

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