Streetscooter GmbH, the wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Post, is using BMW i battery modules in some of its Streetscooter electric vehicles.
The battery modules are identical to those of the current BMW i3. Streetscooter is not alone in making that choice. Torqeedo, a provider of electric boat propulsion systems, also chose to go with the BMW i3 battery for its new electric boat.
The compact lithium-ion battery pack installed in the BMW i3 consists of 8 modules with 12 cells each and has a total capacity of 33 kWh. The battery management system, including cabling, sensors as well as the heating and cooling system are BMW i-specific developments.
The battery modules are produced by the BMW Group Competence Center for Electric Mobility in Dingolfing.
“The BMW i3 high-voltage modules are exemplary for extraordinary reliability and performance in the car sector. They enable us to use state-of-the-art electric drive technology and integrated energy management even in demanding supply and distribution traffic,” said Professor Achim Kampker, CEO of Streetscooter GmbH.