Valmet Automotive presents new Energy Pack concept

News stories are free to read. Click here for full access to all the features, articles and archive from only £8.99.
Valmet is focusing on the truck, bus and construction sectors. VALMET AUTOMOTIVE

Valmet Automotive, a contract manufacturer to the automotive industry, presented its Energy Pack battery system to complement its own Modular Battery Platform product family at the Battery Show exhibition in Germany in late June. The company says its Energy Pack provides equipment manufacturers and integrators with a compact, scalable, and competitively priced solution for electrification of the truck, bus and off-highway segments.

Offering what the company says is a unique combination of performance, ease of integration and durability, the Energy Pack is designed to power trucks and buses as well as off-highway equipment in agriculture, forestry, construction, and mining. The battery system uses the latest generation of durable NMC cells, and is based on a cell-to-pack approach for high energy density of 300Wh/l.

The firm says its cell-to-pack approach eliminates the need for modules as the battery pack is built up directly from the cells inside, a solution which optimises the use of the available space in the pack and delivers more energy from a smaller and lighter pack, allowing for easy integration and optimal usage of the available space in the application.

With ongoing product development and testing, the company ensures that the Energy Pack meets the requirements of the relevant battery system and industry-specific standards. The company says the Energy Pack is optimised for applications requiring high energy density, fast charging, and long service life, and serves applications from 50 to 1000kWh, with a step size of 50kWh per pack.

The system is designed to be installed on a plug-and-play basis and its components can be freely positioned according to the application, Valmet says, such as on the roof or in the rear compartment of a bus, or within the chassis frame or the previous engine compartment.

Valmet Automotive says it is increasingly focusing on the electrification of truck, bus and off-highway segments for its battery business, and sees the Energy Pack battery system is an important step in the company’s strategy to achieve significant growth as a system supplier of battery solutions.

The Modular Battery Platform product family solutions are designed to help customers to implement electrification strategies by reducing the product development, project and production costs associated with the electrification of vehicle products, and offer a ready-to-use battery system.