UK electronic vehicle system firm Hyperdrive Innovation has become the first company to secure the supply of Nissan’s LEAF lithium-ion battery technology for its own commercial products.
The company is incorporating Nissan’s UK-made battery modules in its battery systems for use in electric motive and energy storage applications.
Hyperdrive officially launched the first product using Nissan’s cell technology during Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle event at Millbrook.
The first battery packs are currently being fitted into a number of niche, off-highway vehicles and scalable energy storage for both domestic and commercial markets.
Kevin Fitzpatrick, Nissan’s Vice President for manufacturing in the UK said: “With the launch of the Nissan LEAF in 2010, we pioneered the EV market and we have worked consistently since to advance our battery technology so that we remain at the forefront of the sector.”
Both Hyperdrive Innovation and the UK branch of Nissan are based in Sunderland.