February 12, 2021 2:15 PM, EST

Hyliion Launches Next-Generation Battery Module for Hybrid Truck

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Hyliion Holdings Corp., a manufacturer of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles, announced the introduction of its next-generation battery module that integrates Toshiba’s LTO cells with Hyliion’s technology advancements.

The intention is to achieve longer battery life, higher charging rates and improved safety.

Building on Hyliion’s proprietary battery system, the battery module will be incorporated into the next evolution of Hyliion’s Hybrid system, according to the Austin, Texas-based company.

The new module delivers multiple benefits tied to performance and allows for more than a 40% improvement in cooling compared with the previous system, the company reported.

Key benefits include:

  • Longer life: Hyliion’s improved battery module is capable of up to five times as much cycle life than a conventional EV battery.
  • Higher charging rates: Improved heat dissipation allows for higher charge and discharge rates of the battery and longer sustained power output.
  • Speed: The battery can be recharged in under eight minutes, an unprecedented charge time compared with other EV battery solutions.
  • Safety: The new module design reduces the operating temperature of the cells allowing for a safer operating environment.

The design has already passed UN 38.3 battery testing procedures (an international standard) and offers improvements to withstand the stresses and rigors incurred on the road, Hyliion noted. — Transport Topics

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