German separator firm Litarion has inked a €18.5million (US$20.8million) deal with a mystery energy storage systems manufacturer.
The deal adds another dimension to wholly owned German-based subsidiary of Electrovaya which manufacturers Separion™, a fully ceramic-coated separator.
An Electrovaya spokesman told BBB the deal was with a German company that builds energy storage systems, but they would not reveal the name due to ‘competitive reasons’.
Electrovaya expects to deliver around €2.8million (US$3.1million) of the contract in 2015.
Previously Litarion was designated as the sole supplier of Daimler AG’s line of electric vehicles. Currently around 20,000 Daimler electric smart cars are running with Latarion’s anode, cathode and separator technology.
Using a graphite anode and NMC cathode with a Separion separator the company claims to get ~9,000 cycles at 1C charge and discharge to 100% depth of discharge.