ION Energy joins hands with Wamtechnik over electric excavator

The electric excavator will use ION Energy's 48V, 456Ah lithium-ion battery pack.

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Battery management and intelligence system provider ION Energy on Tuesday has announced its strategic partnership with lithium-ion battery pack manufacturer Wamtechnik to enable a European construction maker to deploy its first electric excavator.

As the company claims in a release, under this partnership, the ION Energy and Wamtechnik will develop an electric excavator prototype for a leading construction equipment manufacturer. However, the name of the company is yet to be disclosed.

ION Energy says the excavator would use its 48V, 456Ah battery pack that is constructed using 10 parallel modules of a 14S16P cell configuration, to achieve the rated energy capacity.

Commenting on this partnership, Akhil Aryan, co-founder and CEO of ION Energy, said, “This collaboration with Wamtechnik has been instrumental in realizing ION’s long term growth and expansion targets and also in ushering emission-free and sustainable electrified automation. The project is furthering ION’s mission of accelerating the Earth’s transition to an all-electric planet.

Filip Gabryelewicz, Product Manager at Wamtechnik, said, “ION has massively assisted our customer to overcome their critical challenge of operating the battery under extreme temperatures. The support and guidance that ION’s team offered to us and our customers throughout the project was invaluable. We have been able to significantly boost our business profitability and are confident about working with more customers to solve pressing battery management problems!”

ION Energy also claims that this strategic alliance will go a long way in transforming the power supply and construction equipment ecosystem.