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  • Writer's pictureNATALIA SOUSA

Hyliion launches Next Generation Battery Module

Hyliion, a US supplier of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles, announced its next-generation battery module, which integrates Toshiba's LTO cells with Hyliion's technology advancements which offer, longer battery life, higher charging rates and improved safety. The battery module will be incorporated into Hyliion's Hybrid system's next evolution.

"Whether it's our Hybrid system or our fully electric powertrain, Hyliion's solutions are designed to give customers the greatest flexibility as they transition to electrified transportation," said Thomas Healy, founder and CEO of Hyliion. "The development of this next generation battery module represents a key milestone in the Hybrid commercialization process, further strengthening our overall technology platform as we innovate future solutions."

Leveraging previous battery experience and incorporating enhancements for improved battery cooling, the new module delivers multiple benefits tied to performance. Itallows for more than 40 per cent improvement in cooling compared to the previous system.

Hyliion claims their improved battery module can have up to 5 times as much cycle life as a conventional EV battery. Improved heat dissipation allows for higher charge and discharge rates of the battery and more extended sustained power output. They say that the battery can be recharged in under 8 minutes, an unprecedented charge time compared to other EV battery solutions. The new module design reduces the cells' operating temperature, allowing for a safer operating environment.

The design has already passed UN 38.3 battery testing procedures and offers improvements to withstand the stresses and rigors incurred on the road.

Hyliion's Hybrid system can be installed on most major Class 8 commercial vehicles. The Hybrid system is already in service across North America, including deployments with transportation and logistics fleets.

The Hybrid solution is one of Hyliion's two electrified powertrain systems for long-haul Class 8 commercial vehicles that also includes the Hypertruck ERX. Hyliion's electrified powertrain solutions utilize proprietary battery and software systems, combined with electric motors and power electronics.

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