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Toshiba To Develop EV Batteries With Fiat, Scania; New 60 Ah Cell

By Green Car Congress on 09/30/2010 – 2:50 pm PDTLeave a Comment

Nikkei. Toshiba Corp. will jointly develop lithium-ion batteries for hybrid vehicles with Fiat SpA and also with Scania AB, majority-owned by Volkswagen AG. Toshiba is currently co-developing batteries and other components with Volkswagen (earlier post).

Earlier this week, Toshiba celebrated the opening of its new plant in Kashiwazaki that will manufacture its SCiB Li-ion batteries. (Earlier post.) Initial production capacity is for 50 million cells per month; during fiscal year 2011, production capacity will increase to more than 100 million cells monthly.

60 Ah cell. Toshiba also announced that it has developed a 60 Ah SCiB cell targeted for large-scale stationary energy storage systems (e.g., for solar) and for electric vehicles. The cell is to begin production this year.

The newly developed cell features volumetric energy density of about 230 - 270 Wh/L.

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