Microvast announced the North American availability of its next-generation fast-charging MpCO lithium-ion batteries for e-mobility applications, such as electric buses.
Microvast’s Gen 3 MpCO battery can be fully recharged within 15 minutes, with a high-cycle lifetime that fits the typical operating life of the buses themselves. The technology offers 41% greater energy density than the company’s previous generation (LpCO) batteries, reducing cost and space requirements.
“After considerable success and proven performance in China, we are excited to offer our third-generation MpCO lithium-ion battery system to the U.S. market,” said Lance Deng, head of U.S. operations for Microvast. “With higher energy density and better performance at a lower cost, our MpCO technology incorporates significant improvements over our previous generation. The standardized battery module also enhances production capability and quality.”
Microvast is a fully vertically integrated battery manufacturer. Its capabilities extend from core battery chemistry, including cathode and anode materials, electrolyte, and membrane separators, to various application technologies, including battery management systems (BMS) and other power control electronics.
By integrating the process from raw material to system assembly, the company can provide high-quality customized solutions with reduced project development times.
Modified porous carbon, with morphology and particle size that is similar to traditional graphite, and surface area 20 times of that of traditional graphite, is used as anode in LpCO chemistry. Higher surface area provides increased channel that enhances Li-ion mobility and insertion, which helps LpCO to have achieved fast charging and long-life capability.
Now, Microvast has launched it MpCO (Gen III) ultra-fast charging battery technology, which 41% higher energy density than LpCO, which lowers the cost of the battery system
Microvast will reach 4GWh of production capacity by the end of 2017 and is expanding its manufacturing facility to provide 11GWh of additional capacity. To date, the company has supplied more than 18,000 hybrid and fully electric buses with battery systems, operating in more than 150 cities across six countries with over one billion miles traveled.