Skeleton signs fast charging battery deal for heavy duty vehicles in Paris

Skeleton signs fast charging battery deal for heavy duty vehicles in Paris

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By Nick Flaherty

Skeleton Technologies has signed a deal with Martinrea International for fast charging batteries for heavy-duty vehicles in Europe and the US.

The deal with Martinrea’s Effenco subsidiary will target supply of Skeleton’s SuperBattery technology and the Effenco Hybrid Electric technology that electrifies the onboard equipment in refuse collection vehicles . The ultracapacitor vehicles will be used in major cities including Paris and New York City.

This collaboration aims to electrify heavy duty fleets safely. SuperBattery is an alternative to conventional li-ion batteries that can be charged in 90 seconds, has 50,000 life cycles, and is free from cobalt, copper, and nickel. SuperBattery is also unburnable and much safer than li-ion batteries, even when crushed, pierced, or overheated. It can help eliminate 40-50% of CO2 emissions in these sectors while lowering the total cost of ownership.

“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work more closely with Skeleton Technologies“, said Bruce Johnson, Executive Vice President, Martinrea Innovation Development. “Both our companies possess an exceptional level of technical expertise, allowing us to further develop innovative solutions to electrification challenges for our customer partners. This partnership creates value by reducing greenhouse emissions, engine usage hours, fuel consumption, noise pollution, and related maintenance.”

“Our SuperBattery has been specifically designed and developed to enable the decarbonization of sectors and industries whose power, safety, and efficiency needs cannot be served by other battery technologies. We are therefore very glad to join forces with Martinrea to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency of refuse collection vehicles in New York City and Paris”, said Taavi Madiberk, CEO and co-founder of Skeleton Technologies. 

“Reaching net-zero implies that all sectors will decarbonize, which underlines the need to provide the most-suitable enabling technologies for electrification. We are looking forward to deepening this collaboration with Martinrea and innovate further together for the decarbonization of heavy-duty vehicles.”


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