Electrovaya and Mondelez Canada Working on a Lithium Ion Powered Battery System for Forklifts
Green Technology Reduces Emissions and Also Improves Productivity, Lasts Longer With Faster ROI
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2015) - Electrovaya Inc. (EFL.TO) today announced that it is working with Mondelez Canada on forklift batteries. This should enhance productivity, reduce emissions and reduce power requirements by up to 35% by replacing lead acid batteries with Lithium Ion 2.0 technology.
Electrovaya plans to deliver lithium ion battery packs with intelligent battery management systems (iBMS®) to Mondelez Distribution Center. Field trials will occur throughout this quarter.
"Three shift operations using conventional lead acid batteries suffer from reduced electrical efficiencies, lower productivity and higher maintenance costs. Lithium 2.0 technology is essentially maintenance free, increases productivity substantially and allows the operation to run continuously over three shifts," says Andy Ganapathy, Vice President of Sales at Electrovaya. "We believe that Lithium ion technology will replace both lead acid and hydrogen fuel cells for electric forklifts, similar to the way the electric automobile is essentially all powered by Lithium Ion today," adds Andy Ganapathy.
Electrovaya's unique non-toxic manufacturing technology enables it to become the lowest cost producer as well as the greenest manufacturer in this fast-emerging industry. All conventional lithium ion battery plants use the toxic NMP solvent (n-methyl-pyrrolidone), now suspected of causing birth defects and increasing operating costs, capital costs and future liabilities.
About Mondelez International
Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ) is a global snacking powerhouse, with 2013 revenue of $35 billion. Creating delicious moments of joy in 165 countries, Mondelez International is a world leader in chocolate, biscuits, gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages, with billion-dollar brands such as Cadbury, CadburyDairyMilk and Milka chocolate, Jacobs coffee, LU, Nabisco and Oreobiscuits, Tang powdered beverages and Trident gum. Mondelez International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor's 500, NASDAQ 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Visit www.mondelezinternational.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDLZ.
About Electrovaya Inc.
Electrovaya Inc. (EFL.TO) designs, develops and manufactures proprietary Lithium Ion Super Polymer® batteries, battery systems, and battery-related products for the clean electric transportation, Utility Scale Energy Storage and smart grid power, consumer and healthcare markets. The Company's mission is to accelerate clean transportation as a commercial reality with its advanced power system for all classes of zero-emission electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The Company's other mission is to deliver Utility Scale Energy Storage Systems for the highest efficiency in electricity storage, whether the electricity is generated from intermittent wind and solar power or from other sources. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Electrovaya has production facilities in Canada and customers around the globe. To learn more about how Electrovaya is powering mobility, please explore www.electrovaya.com.
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