Forsee Power announces the launch of a new generation of extra-thin batteries for 2021. The new generation of batteries, called SLIM, compose, according to the French supplier, «the thinnest modular range in the world» and will be equipped with a liquid cooling system.
Wrightbus will be the first customer of this new generation batteries: the extra flat format allows easy integration into the chassis of vehicles (standard or double-decker bus).
Forsee Power to launch SLIM batteries
Forsee Power SLIM battery stands out for multiple integration capabilities: on the roof, at the rear or in the floor of vehicles (being the latter configuration the more challenging).
The new Forsee Power SLIM battery format will be available in ZEN high-energy (overnight charging) and FLEX energy-and-power (opportunity charging) versions, in addition to the already available high-power PULSE 2.5 low-profile module (ultra-fast charging and hydrogen hybridization).
SLIM batteries for integration in the floor
The batteries will cover a wide range of energies from 5 to 21 kWh, voltages from 50 V to 120 V and charging current of 106 A. This flexible offering – composed of modules of different sizes – will allow systems to be built according to the needs and the space available in the vehicle. SLIM batteries will also have an integrated liquid cooling system to regulate the temperature of the modules housed in the chassis, thus optimizing their lifespan and performance. This thermal management system makes it possible to address a wide range of geographic areas with very contrasting climates.
Forsee Power ZEN SLIM range to be launched in spring 2021
Forsee Power’s range of high-energy ZEN batteries will be the first to integrate extra-thin formats, the company points out. The ZEN SLIM offer, made up of 3 battery models, will carry NMC cells with very high energy capacity and will have an integrated liquid cooling system. These new systems, intended for 100% electric vehicles with high range and night charging, will be launched in Spring 2021 and produced in series from the end of 2021.
Forsee Power says it will supply Wrightbus with its new generation of ‘slim’ batteries, whose extra flat format allows easy integration into the chassis of vehicles (standard or double-decker bus). In addition, «many projects are being studied to electrify off-highway vehicles whose market is booming right now».