Electrovaya Launches New Generation of EV Lithium Ion Battery Technology

Electrovaya is launching its new generation of lithium ion battery technology, to be known as SuperPolymer 2.0.

Electrovaya said the Lithium Ion SuperPolymer 2.0 battery technology is a new generation of lithium ion batteries. It represents the integration of the company’s automotive and grid knowledge, customers’ feedback, recent safety enhancements in the aerospace sector and overall vision of the future design of advanced batteries.

This technology has been designed by Electrovaya to meet the demands of a wide range of applications including electric vehicles.

The company said it has focused on enhancing its technology by adding more safety features on all levels of the battery system. Key improvements in the battery system include:

  • Safety improvements: fire resistance, reduced flammability, anti-propagation
  • Wider operating temperature range at both hot and cold extremes
  • More efficient thermal management system in a smaller space
  • Other improvements along key performance metrics

The module-level and system-level improvements are a result of intensive development at Electrovaya as well as the addition of intellectual property acquired from Tata Motors through the August 2012 acquisition of Miljobil.

The SuperPolymer 2.0 will be produced using Electrovaya’s green manufacturing process, which avoids using a toxic chemical called N-Methyl Pyrrolidone (NMP).

NMP is known to have a negative effect on human health and many countries have set occupational exposure limits.

Electrovaya enjoys certain benefits from this production process as it believes it has operational cost savings of up to 50% compared to others and in addition, users of the lithium ion battery systems can gain a social benefit from the use of eco-friendly battery systems.