To meet the needs of manufacturers in the Group’s target markets (buses, non-road vehicles, trains, boats) and to offer ever greater autonomy to vehicles, Forsee Power engineers have developed a new range of very high density ZEN batteries. ‘energy. Previously available in packs of 8 to 42 kWh, Forsee Power’s ZEN offer now offers the ZEN PLUS format for more on-board energy.
Thus, the offer includes 5 new batteries with energies ranging from 74 kWh to 84 kWh: ZEN 74, ZEN 77, ZEN 79, ZEN 82 and ZEN 84, offered in a single format thanks to the integration of VDA modules lithium-ion NMC capable of delivering high performance. The excellent energy density of 180 Wh/kg allows the vehicles to circulate for an entire day of operations in complete autonomy, while optimizing the available volumes: on the roof or at the rear of the vehicles.
ZEN PLUS is the first pack on the market offering the ability to perfectly adjust the voltage and energy to the needs of the system; it can support both 650V motorizations and 800V motorizations with a single and same battery format.
Furthermore, the innovative ZEN PLUS offer makes it possible to reduce costs by increasing the volume of purchases (casing, cells also included in the SLIM offer) and thus to offer manufacturers a very attractive offer.
A range of eco-designed batteries, compliant with the strictest safety standards and an ultra-competitive total cost of ownership (TCO)
Combined with high-performance liquid thermal management capable of addressing all climatic zones, even the most contrasting ones, the NMC lithium-ion cells offer a lifetime of 5,000 cycles to Forsee Power’s new ZEN PLUS offer, allowing a total cost of possession (TCO) ultra competitive.
In addition, Forsee Power’s operational safety engineers supported the development of this new offer by ensuring that it complies with the strictest industry standards, including ISO 26262 / ASIL C, ISO 12405, IEC 62660, IEC 60664, as well as the latest R10-6 and R100 rev3 certification standards.
Eco-design is at the heart of Forsee Power’s R&D policy. These new packs not only ensure a very competitive lifespan, they are also designed to facilitate repairability, with in particular a detachable electronic block on the front. At the end of their first life, ZEN PLUS batteries can be used in stationary energy storage systems for several more years.
A strategic geographical presence to meet the growing demand from manufacturers
The Forsee Power group has a strong industrial presence, sized to meet the needs of its customers worldwide. Manufacturing sites in Europe (France and Poland) and Asia (China and India) host automated battery assembly lines whose production capacities – currently 1 GWh – are increasing every year to meet growing demand for electrification heavy and light vehicles. The Group also announced its ambition to open an industrial site in the United States by the end of the year.
This industrial anchorage allows the Group to locate the production of its batteries as close as possible to its customers’ assembly plants, significantly reducing the carbon footprint linked to transport and limiting delivery costs and times. These four production sites also provide battery maintenance services, in addition to remote diagnostic devices.
Forsee Power press release.