Electrovaya Inc. said today that it has signed a contract Chrysler to provide Lithium-Ion SuperPolymer battery systems for a test fleet of Town and Country minivans for a demonstration fleet of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
The 25 Chrysler minivans are part of Chrysler’s demonstration fleet of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy.
The minivans will join a fleet of 140 Ram 1500 plug-in hybrid pickup trucks that will be deployed to 12 partners including local municipalities, state governments, universities and energy companies across the United States.
The minivan contract is the second major PHEV automotive platform for Electrovaya’s Lithium-Ion SuperPolymer batteries and follows the Ram PHEV platform.
Electrovaya is both the cell and battery pack supplier for the minivan. Its proprietary Lithium-Ion SuperPolymer cell technology is produced using Electrovaya’s unique non toxic NMP-free process. Electrovaya’s battery pack for the minivan consists of its large format Lithium-Ion SuperPolymer cells, proprietary thermal and battery management systems and all necessary subsystems.
“We are pleased to expand our relationship with Chrysler to include the top selling minivan in the U.S. and Canada.” Electrovaya CEO Sankar DasGupta said in a statement.