Submitted by Amberjac Projects Limited
August 14, 2007- Zytek Systems have placed a development order for a fully integrated 44kWh Lithium-Ion battery system with Amberjac Projects Ltd for a 7.5 tonne plug in hybrid commercial vehicle as part of an EST funded development programme, the system is intended to be production capable with a short lead time for production ramp up.
Until recently large format automotive battery solutions have relied on Sodium Nickel Chloride (NaNiCl) batteries as the only practical solution, despite their not insignificant short comings. Amberjac Projects have demonstrated an alternative technology can effectively compete on life costs and perform much more effectively than Sodium Nickel Chloride for large format applications providing multiple system user benefits and are actively targeting the growing commercial alternative fuelled vehicle sector.
Amberjac Projects were chosen as the supplier of the battery system from their extensive experience in creating battery systems for vehicular applications using Lithium Iron Phosphate technology.
Simon Sheldon, Managing Director of Amberjac said 'Winning the second development order from Zytek Systems is a fantastic boost to our business and reputation and firmly places us as one of the leading developers/manufacturers of large format vehicular battery systems.'
He also said, 'We are experiencing unprecedented levels of interest in our solutions, are receiving multiple orders for prototype systems and are discussing commercial supply agreements with our clients for production commencing in 2007.
Within the next few weeks Amberjac Projects are expected to take over larger premises to scale up production facilities and increase capacity to meet client demand and to facilitate an increase in the supply of plug in hybrid conversions for the Toyota Prius, with an additional 10 Prius conversions to be implemented in the next 4 months, totalling 17 Amberjac converted vehicles in the hands of end users.
For further information on this press release or further details of Amberjac Projects solutions please contact Simon Sheldon, Managing Director.
Amberjac Projects Ltd
Unit 14, Henry Bells Yard
Fradley Business Park
Tel: +44 (0) 1543 412789
Amberjac Projects, a UK company, are specialists in large format battery integrated systems for EV, HEV and PHEv applications and also UPS, standby power, telecoms and military applications. In particular we concentrate on cutting edge Lithium solutions, bringing you a completely independent view of Lithium battery solutions for a wide range of applications. In addition we offer battery management solutions, chargers, test facilities and consultancy to help you through the battery minefield. Our range of NiMH cells offer a solution for those applications where price sensitivity is a major concern and weight size constraints are not problematic.
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