AKASOL OPENS EUROPE’S LARGEST BATTERY PLANT
German battery manufacturer Akasol recently announced the opening of a new semi-automated production facility for high-performance lithium-ion battery systems for commercial vehicles, including buses. The eMobility pioneer and European market leader has invested €10 million into the new commercial plant at Langen, creating 150 new jobs for the Hesse region within the coming months.
Akasol; will begin serial production at the facility, which is now the largest production line for commercial vehicle battery systems in Europe. With a capacity of 600 MWh, the plant can produce high-performance battery systems for up to 3000 hybrid or electric vehicles or other large commercial vehicles each year.
The Langen plant will manufacture the company’s AKAsystem OEM for commercial vehicles, such as buses and trucks. As recently announced, Akasol will supply this lithium-ion system to two leading European bus manufacturers in contracts to build appro. 10,000 buses within the next few years. Akasol won the two contracts after an extensive process ensuring the highest automotive industry safety standards. The company is currently Europe’s only mass manufacturer to offer flexible solutions for battery sizes and chemistry while fulfilling all industry reliability and safety requirements.
Akasol currently also supplies technology and consulting to leading companies including VDL Bus & Coach, Alexander Dennis, Alstom, Bombardier and Bucher Municipal.