Forsee Power announces the renewal of its partnership with Iveco Group brands Iveco Bus and Heuliez Bus. Since 2013, the two companies have been working together to develop zero-emission public transport; more than 600 electric buses operate in Europe as of today, according to the French battery supplier (the 500th delivery was announced in September 2021).


As a matter of fact, the same group made the choice for a different supplier for the future electric Crossway range, that will be leveraging on the partnership between Microvast and FPT.

20% more energy density on the new ZEN 42 batteries

Forsee Power is supplying its new generation of high-energy ZEN 42 batteries, offering an additional 20% energy density, which allows the OEM to offer transport operators up to 300 km of range with a maximum of 460 kWh on board the HEULIEZ GX 337 ELEC model or up to 5 additional passengers for the same autonomy as the previous generation (ZEN 35). They also have the advantage of being perfectly interchangeable.

Part of the high-energy ZEN range, the ZEN 42 is an overnight-charging battery pack for all-electric heavy vehicles. Its energy density of 147 Wh/kg allows vehicles to drive all day without being recharged. The ZEN 42 battery pack is a 42 kWh modular system whose mechanical design has been optimized for integration on the roof and at the rear of the bus.

Iveco E-Way, the record range achieved in Germany

The manufacturer’s electric range is available in 4 lengths of 9.5 m; 10.7m; 12m and 18m. It is marketed under the name GX Elec in France and Iveco E-WAY internationally. An autonomy record run, achieved on the initiative of Verkerhrsbetriebe Bachstein, a transport company based in Celle in Germany, was recorded in July 2021 with a 12-meter IVECO E-WAY equipped with Forsee Power batteries. The distance of 543 kilometers traveled in 48 hours on a single charge has been certified by TÜV Nord.

Forsee Power produces its battery systems in its factory in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou in France, located just 100 kilometers away from Rorthais, a center of excellence dedicated to electromobility where the manufacturer’s electric bus units are assembled.

«Transport is responsible for more than 25% of greenhouse gas emissions. With more than 25 years of expertise in batteries, we know how to develop technologies capable of meeting any need for power and energy while providing a real answer to the challenges of zero-emission mobility. Our product innovation approach is entirely based on eco-design, which establishes objectives for extended life cycles, superior performance and higher safety standards. We are proud to pursue this partnership with a leading OEM like IVECO, to support the decarbonization of public transport in Europe » explains Christophe Gurtner, CEO and Founder of Forsee Power.


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