Scania, Northvolt Unveil Heavy-Duty EV Battery - Fuel Smarts

Scania, Northvolt Unveil Heavy-Obligation EV Battery – Gasoline Smarts

The battery cell can allow a few 1.5 million kilometers lengthy lifetime for a heavy-duty Scania automobile.

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Scania and Northvolt collectively developed a battery cell for heavy-duty electrical autos. In validation assessments, the lithium-ion cell has demonstrated a lifetime ensuing within the capability to energy vehicles for about 1.5 million kilometers — equal to the truck’s entire lifetime. Produced with fossil-free electrical energy in northern Sweden, the cell’s carbon footprint is roughly one-third that of a comparative trade reference.  

In 2017, Scania and Northvolt first joined forces to develop and commercialize a battery cell for heavy industrial autos. Now the partnership and its shut collaboration have come to fruition because the cell is being produced at Northvolt Ett gigafactory in northern Sweden. As well as, later this yr, Scania will inaugurate a brand new battery manufacturing unit in Södertälje, Sweden, the place battery cells can be assembled into battery packs for the beginning of manufacturing of industrial quality electrical vehicles. 

“The way forward for heavy transport is electrical, and to allow the shift and to proceed delivering on our model promise in direction of clients to be premium, Scania wants top-performing battery cells for our electrical vehicles,” added Scania’s CEO Christian Levin. “As the event of the battery cell began, we focused excessive efficiency, low working prices and lengthy lifetime. We selected a requirement for the cell to allow a 1.5 million kilometers lengthy lifetime for a heavy-duty Scania automobile. The assessments present that this requirement can’t solely be met, but in addition exceeded,” he stated.

Low Carbon Footprint

As a part of the corporate’s dedication to establishing a provide of sustainable cells, Northvolt Ett is powered by 100% fossil-free electrical energy generated by hydro energy and wind energy. As a result of fossil-free power and integration of extra sustainable manufacturing options at Northvolt Ett, the estimated carbon footprint of the cell at full serial manufacturing is roughly one-third that of a comparative trade reference cell (IVL 2019 lithium-ion NMC 111 cell).

“Northvolt’s mission to construct the world’s greenest batteries matches Scania’s goal to drive the shift in direction of sustainable transport completely. I am actually wanting ahead to placing the ultimate puzzle items collectively forward of the take-off of premium electrical autos later this yr,” added Levin.  

Cell specs 

  • Cell format: Prismatic
  • Capability: 157 Ah
  • Nominal voltage: 3.6 V
  • Lifetime: 1.5 million kilometers in heavy-duty industrial transportation

“On the outset of this partnership, Northvolt and Scania agreed to an bold timeline for the event of a high-performance battery cell which might allow their plans for electrifying heavy transport,” stated Peter Carlsson, CEO and co-founder of Northvolt in a press release. “To have proceeded via in depth growth and validation phases, and now be delivering cells from Northvolt Ett which exceed our preliminary expectations by way of efficiency is an incredible accomplishment for everybody concerned.”

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