Advanced Battery Concepts (ABC) has secured a contract that paves the way for it to supply batteries based on its bipolar 'GreenSeal' lead-acid technology to the US Army.
Michigan-based ABC said it has been awarded a $689,000 cost plus fixed fee contract to provide 4HN and 2HN batteries to the US Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC).
Michigan-based Energy Power Systems (EPS) is to begin production of ‘quasi-bipolar’ lead-acid battery packs in the third quarter of 2015, BEST understands.
EPS is developing a ‘quasi-bipolar’ 12V lead-acid battery pack with multiple-stacked, thin plates designed for use in micro- and mild-hybrid cars. EPS will build a 100,000 square feet facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan, a spokesman for EPS told BEST, adding the battery would “reinvent” lead-acid batteries.