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LeclanchBuilds a Modern, High-Energy 65 Ah Lithium-Ion Pouch Cellfor Electric, Hybrid Bus and Truck Applications

Auto Tech Outlook | Wednesday, April 28, 2021

LeclanchBuilds a Modern, High-Energy 65 Ah Lithium-Ion Pouch Cellfor Electric, Hybrid Bus and Truck Applications

The new GL 65 Ah G/NMC (graphite/nickel manganese cobalt oxide) cells have been developed specifically for high-energy applications.

FREMONT, CA: Leclanch, one of the world’s leading energy storage firms, has built a modern, high-energy 65 Ah lithium-ion pouch cell to meet the needs of bus and truck manufacturers looking for longer range and running times in fully electric and hybrid vehicles.

The new GL 65 Ah G/NMC (graphite/nickel manganese cobalt oxide) cells have been developed specifically for high-energy applications. As compared to the company’s 60 Ah cell, they have 10 percent more energy and have a 10 percent higher energy density (up to 515 Wh / l), all while remaining the same size and weight. The cells are made of cutting-edge materials that allow them to last longer, have a higher cycle life, and charge quickly. This provides increased range and provides for an 80 percent recharge in less than 30 minutes. These cells are well suited for heavy-duty applications such as buses and trucks due to their high volumetric density and high cycle stability.

“Our new GL 65 energy cell addresses the need for increased operating range and reduced charging time, without any increase in size or weight,” said Dr. Hilmi Buqa, Vice-President Cell R&D, Leclanch. “This cell uses state of the art electrode designs forming the foundation of our upcoming automotive cell. Together with our 60 Ah G/NMC cell, we can now provide a broader range of solutions to meet our clients’ needs and to help them to continue innovating.”

Cutting-Edge Manufacturing Technology

Leclanch manufactures the GL 65 energy cells (as well as the GL 60 cells) in its Willsttt, Germany manufacturing plant. The cells are made using a proprietary manufacturing process developed by the company. The electrodes are made using a highly advanced water-based method rather than organic solvents, which has a considerably lower environmental effect and carbon footprint.

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