Rail and Mass Transit Batteries
For a growing list of specialty rail and mass transit applications, lithium battery technologies are powering new performance that wasn’t possible in the past. Because lithium ion offers unrivaled energy density, this chemistry is of growing interest to manufacturers of advanced products. For instance, Li-ion batteries will play a role in the next generation of high-speed trains, where savings in weight and space can be precious. Lithium batteries are also increasingly being used in sophisticated asset-tracking systems that allow rail companies to manage their far-flung resources.
One field that is seeing accelerated growth is the development of hybrid and electric buses. This phenomenon has been driven by such diverse factors as increased fuel costs, concerns about climate change, national security and important developments in battery technology. These vehicles have the potential to dramatically reduce gas consumption and carbon emissions, but only if batteries can maintain performance over countless miles and charge-discharge cycles without adding unwanted weight or cost. The success and growth trajectory of this market depends upon battery systems getting lighter, smaller, more powerful, and more cost-effective.
Quallion’s proprietary lithium ion technology can enable the next generation of innovative rail and mass transit applications. No other existing battery chemistry can match the energy density of Li-ion cells, a distinction that translates into vehicles with greater range, acceleration, and mileage. And no other company can match Quallion’s experience and history of innovation with this technology. This depth of expertise is critical if you need a battery system that will reliably and safely retain capacity for the life of a bus system, or track an asset in the most rugged conditions without maintenance. We take a hands-on approach with our customers, offering a cradle-to-grave relationship that can extend from customizable cell design to Matrix™ system
, an innovative, fully scaleable approach that simultaneously links commercial-grade cells in parallel and series. This innovation greatly reduces cost, increases flexibility, and improves reliability.