US firm Hyliion, which can turn diesel trucks into electric hybrids, has bought the battery division of Gentherm.
Its battery system was already a major component of Hyliion’s 6x4HE solution. The acquisition will further Hyliion’s growth plans and on-going innovation, according to founder and CEO Thomas Healy.
He said: “The acquisition provides us with control over the complete battery management supply chain from manufacturing and packaging to software development. This is a huge strategic advantage for us.”
In addition, Texas-based Hyliion has partnered with Toshiba for its battery cell technology and with Dana Inc for cooling technology to improve the thermal management of the batteries.