Electrovaya has announced an agreement to supply Chrysler with Lithium Ion SuperPolymer battery systems for 25 Town and Country minivans that will be part of a demonstration fleet of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) that Chrysler Group LLC has developed in partnership with the United States Department of Energy.
The 25 Chrysler minivans will join a fleet of 140 Ram 1500 pickup trucks that will be deployed to 12 partners including local municipalities, state governments, universities and energy companies across the United States. The minivan contract is the second major PHEV automotive platform for Electrovaya's Lithium Ion SuperPolymer® batteries and follows the Ram PHEV platform. Daimler AG is a competitor developing an electric delivery van.
Electrovaya is both the cell and battery pack supplier for the minivan. Its proprietary Lithium Ion SuperPolymer® cell technology is produced using Electrovaya's unique non toxic NMP-free process. Electrovaya's battery pack for the minivan consists of its large format Lithium Ion SuperPolymer® cells, proprietary thermal and battery management systems and all necessary subsystems.
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