Designwerk expands the use of its battery technology

Winterthur – Designwerk is expanding its range of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries for use in municipal vehicles. The company is presenting the new product line at IFAT in Munich, the trade fair for environmental technologies.

Designwerk Technologies AG in Winterthur is expanding its range of battery technologies for trucks. According to a press release, following the implementation of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries in all-electric lowliners, these are now also to be used in municipal vehicles.

A year ago, the manufacturer of electric vehicles, chargers and battery systems already implemented the use of LFP batteries in electric semitrailer tractors with a low fifth-wheel height for high-volume transportation. Lithium iron phosphate batteries have a very high cycle stability and do not require the use of cobalt. This makes the battery not only sustainable, but also particularly cost-effective. The new model series with a charging capacity of up to 340 kilowatt hours expand the use for municipal vehicles and offer sustainable mobility solutions.

"The introduction of lithium iron phosphate batteries marks a decisive step towards emission-free mobility," Markus Erdmann, Head of Product Management at Designwerk, is quoted as saying in the press release. "They not only complement our portfolio perfectly, but also offer our customers the opportunity to choose from the best of both battery technologies depending on the application - nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) for maximum ranges and working times and LFP for cost-sensitive applications. With the introduction of LFP batteries in the municipal sector, we are further expanding our position as an innovation leader."

The new product line will be presented at this year's IFAT in Munich from May 13 to 17, 2024 at the FAUN Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG stand 712/5. ce/eb

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