Energy Storage for Commercial and
Off-Highway Vehicles

A123 has the experience and expertise in designing and integrating commercial vehicle battery systems that help bring customers’ vehicles to market quickly. We’ve developed systems for Class 2 through Class 8 commercial and transit vehicles which deliver significant fuel economy improvements and total cost of ownership advantages over conventional powertrains. We have met rigorous performance standards in applications ranging from hybrid and full-electric powertrains to various engine-off operating modes. From custom solutions to off-the-shelf systems, A123 has the proven technology and extensive applications integration experience to bring your application from conception to commercialization.

High-Performance Lithium Ion Battery Technology

A123’s breakthrough Nanophosphate® technology delivers high power and energy density combined with excellent safety performance and extensive cycle life. Our products have low capacity loss and impedance growth over time, allowing our systems to meet end-of-life power and energy requirements with minimal pack oversizing. A123’s battery systems meet the demanding performance requirements of commercial and off-highway vehicles while offering lower system lifecycle costs.

Minimal pack oversizing and wide SOC (state of charge) operating window means you get more from the battery:

Greater battery utilization = Superior price performance

  • High Power: Higher charge and discharge rates for better performance and efficiency
  • Higher Usable Energy: Wide SOC (state of charge) range enables greater battery utilization
  • Extended Cycle Life: Long battery life for more than a million micro-cycles and thousands of 100% DOD (depth of discharge) cycles
  • Excellent Safety: Superior abuse tolerance compared to metal oxide lithium ion chemistries

Select Commercial Vehicle Customers:

BAE Systems HybriDrive® Propulsion System for hybrid electric city transit buses
Daimler Hybrid bus
Magna Steyr (systems integrator) Several trucks and buses for Volvo
Smith Electric Vehicles Portfolio of all-electric delivery trucks
Tata Motors Hybrid electric powertrain for multiple commercial vehicles, starting with a city transit bus in Europe
VIA Motors Extended-Range Electric Vehicle Powertrain for VIA’s portfolio of electrified trucks, vans and SUVs


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