Axeon, Europe’s largest independent lithium-ion battery systems supplier, is to develop a new high capacity battery for the electric Citroën C1 ev’ie, manufactured by the UK-based Electric Car Corporation, with a view to supplying between 300 and 500 batteries in the 12 months following a successful trial.
Axeon, based in Dundee, is Europe’s leading designer, developer and manufacturer of customized advanced lithium-ion battery packs and charging systems for a wide range of automotive and other applications, with its core business in developing and supplying such systems for use in electric and hybrid electric vehicles.
Axeon will provide a pre-production lithium-ion battery pack that combines an advanced battery with an energy density of 230Wh/kg and innovative mechanical design, meaning not only improved battery efficiency, but also improved performance.
The Citroen C1 ev’ie has a range of 60-70 miles when fully charged and a top speed of around 60mph.
The Citroen C1 ev’ie is priced at £16,850 and is available directly from ECC.