Large format battery systems bring operating cost reductions to the work truck industry

Dow Kokam showcased its wide range of large format battery technology, designed to reduce operating costs in work truck and vocational vehicle use, at the Work Truck Show in St. Louis, Mo.

Mar 19th, 2010

Midland, Mich., March 19, 2010—Dow Kokam, a battery system provider, showcased its wide range of large format battery technology, designed to reduce operating costs in work truck and vocational vehicle use, at the Work Truck Show in St. Louis, Mo. Dow Kokam’s high performance, large format cells, ranging from 10 to 240 amp hour, feature higher energy density and capacity than competitive products, providing fleet and commercial truck owners new opportunities to lower their operational costs by integrating green technologies into their operations.

“The operational and performance benefits of using battery power for work trucks are clear, as proven by the broad attention and rapid adoption we have seen among fleet owners, engine producers and truck manufacturers,” said Chuck Reardon, Dow Kokam’s Commercial Vice President. “With advanced cell technology and system capabilities that have been proven in operation over 1 million kilometers of road testing, Dow Kokam has the essential elements to turn your investment in vehicle electrification into a commercially viable alternative.”

For vocational trucks and equipment, Dow Kokam’s large format cells improve the capacity and reliability of battery solutions by minimizing the number of cells required for each battery pack. Smaller format cells require more cells to be included into each battery pack to maintain similar power, adding to the battery’s complexity, weight and significantly reducing reliability and efficiency.

Dow Kokam brings technologically advanced and economically viable battery solutions to the transportation, defense, industrial and medical industries. Uniting Dow, TK Advanced Battery and Dassault SVE creates the first battery and energy management systems manufacturer to combine viable, scalable large-format battery technology with the market franchise, manufacturing expertise and market knowledge necessary to become the clear partner of choice across industries.

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