High Performance Battery Systems for Buses
BorgWarner Akasol AG is a leading German developer and manufacturer of high-performance and high-energy lithium-ion battery systems for e-mobility applications as well as turnkey solutions. With more than 30 years of experience BorgWarner Akasol AG provides the technically most mature and foremost technologies for traction battery systems in buses, commercial vehicles, rail and industrial vehicles, as well as in ships and boats – from prototype to serial production.
ECONOMICAL, QUIET AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY.
Due to their inner city use, buses are virtually predestined for conversion to electric and/or hybrid engines. CO2 emission and noise pollution are considerably reduced by electric buses. In addition, the electrification of commercial vehicles is already economical today. As a result of usually clearly defined usage profiles, a clear energy and performance requirement can be determined, which provides information about the total cost of ownership (TCO). Absolutely reliable in every respect – with BorgWarner Akasol AG.
BorgWarner Akasol AG Product Portfolio
- Ultra High Performance Technology for Ultra High Energy Applications
MORE ENERGY FOR THE LONG HAUL
The ultra high-energy battery system AKASystem CYC uses the new cylindrical-cell battery modules with very high energy density. It’s robust and scalable, and acquisition costs per kWh are comparatively low. In comparison to what current technology permits, this new technology will allow electric vehicles to increase their range by more than 60 percent. This system is developed for long distance traffic, e.g. buses using overnight charging facilities, intercity coaches and trucks.
- Serial Technology for Various Applications
MAXIMUM ECONOMY AND FLEXIBILITY THROUGH MODULAR DESIGN
The latest AKASystem OEM lithium-ion battery system proves: powerful, specifically adapted lithium-ion battery systems for commercial vehicles can be both high-quality and affordable at the same time. AKASOL is the first battery manufacturer in the world to offer a system that is compatible with the standardised PHEV modules of all major producers. This means that even commercial vehicles for series production are ideally equipped for their demanding tasks and, at the same time, remain flexible should the module supplier change at any point.
- Ultra High Power Technology for Heavy Duty Applications
HIGH-END TECHNOLOGY FOR HEAVY DUTY PERFORMANCE
Hybrid and electric vehicles benefit from a liquid-cooled and freely scalable system that not only fulfils the highest safety standards, but also currently belongs to one of the most powerful battery solutions in the world. Robust, maintenance-free and fast-charging AKASystem AKM is ideal for use in commercial hybrid and electric vehicles with very high requirements when it comes to cycle life, performance and high system voltage.
- The Flexible 48V Solution
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR FLEXIBLE APPLICATIONS
The AKARack is revolutionary due to its characteristics – it offers very high energy and power density in combination with its flexible scalability. Thus, it is the ideal solution for applications in a power range from 5 kW to approx. 50 kW. With 6.6 kWh to 40 kWh in stored energy, it is outstanding for use in industrial and construction machinery, such as small excavators or front loaders, as well as in the 48V on-board power supply system in commercial vehicles, and even for small boats. IIf output of more than 50kW or even more energy is required, the 48V systems can also be operated as a AKASystem AKR PRC in parallel. The AKARack is extremely robust and due to its compact design in 19-inch format (590mm x 448mm x 135mm) very easy to integrate into a wide variety of vehicles.