Leclanché has developed a new high-energy 65 Ah lithium-ion pouch cell to meet the demands of bus and truck manufacturers seeking increased EV range and operating time.
The new GL 65 Ah G/NMC (graphite/nickel manganese cobalt oxide) cells are specially designed for energy-intensive applications. They provide 10% more energy and feature a 10% increase in energy density (up to 515 Wh/l) compared to the company’s 60 Ah cell. The cells use materials that allow for longer lifetime, high cycle life and fast charge capability. The high volumetric density, combined with their high cycle stability, make these cells suited for heavy-duty applications such as buses and trucks.
“Our new GL 65 energy cell addresses the need for increased operating range and reduced charging time, without any increase in size or weight,” said VP Hilmi Buqa. “This cell uses state-of-the-art electrode designs forming the foundation of our upcoming automotive cell. Together with our 60 Ah G/NMC cell, we can now provide a broader range of solutions to meet our clients’ needs and to help them to continue innovating.”
The GL 65 energy cells (as well as the GL 60 cells) are manufactured by Leclanché, using a proprietary production process, at the company’s production facility in Willstätt, Germany.