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Sion Power, Cummins partners to develop Licerion® li-metal battery tech for commercial EV applications

Licerion® Electric Vehicle (EV) lithium metal technology (Source: Sion Power)

Sion Power has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Cummins to design and supply battery cells based on its proprietary Licerion® Electric Vehicle (EV) lithium metal technology for commercial electric vehicle applications. In connection with the agreement, Cummins has invested in Sion Power.

Under the pact, Sion Power will engage in a multi-year development program to design and supply large-format lithium metal battery cells for use in Cummins battery packs. The batteries developed by Cummins will be integrated into its electric powertrains for commercial vehicles.

Sion Power's Chief Executive Officer, Tracy Kelley, said, "Sion Power's Licerion® is an enabling technology for the Cummins' future electric commercial vehicle offerings. Cummins is an ideal partner for Sion Power to enable this next generation of electric mobility and significantly support the decarbonization of the transportation industry."

Sion Power's high-energy battery chemistry is an important component of Cummins' roadmap to electrify the company's commercial vehicle products. Based on Sion Power's proprietary lithium-metal anode technology and incorporating its patented manufacturing process, the cell provides a robust, long-lasting rechargeable battery for Cummins' demanding applications.

"Our customers rely on Cummins to provide the most robust electric powertrains in the world," said Amy Davis, vice president at Cummins and president of the company's New Power segment.

"We need battery technologies that will meet the performance and cost expectations for tough, commercial vehicle duty cycles." 

Author : Moulin Oza
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