CALB Powers European Electric Vans
Leading Chinese power battery manufacturer works together with German EFA-S on delivering eco-friendly vehicles for last mile delivery
Shanghai, Dec 23,2014–With its innovative LFP cells CALB has become exclusive battery partner for German EFA-S, who is very successfully converting conventionally powered cars and vans into pure electrically driven vehicles. A major customer beyond others is the worldwide express and parcel carrier UPS. EFA-S has already provided this customer with more than 50 delivery vans with total weight of up to 7.5 tons each. The vans are a proven ecological business case and in regular daily operation in Germany and other European countries since 2010.
“We are delighted to work with CALB because for our dedicated solutions of e-mobility in the transport sector we need the most reliable, safe and powerful batteries available”, says Bastian Beutel, General Manager of EFA-S.
“With CALB’s CA – battery series we found a solution, which to us seems the most safe and durable technology today.” EFA-S will use the batteryknow-how and products of CALB not only to power further vehicles of the already proven types, but for new series, too, which are for example based upon the newest generation of Mercedes-Benz transporters. These smaller vehicles have already been successfully tested and will be operated in France. EFA-S recently has received an order of 20 new vehicles of this new type. “Our customers are willing to minimize their CO2-footprint and enhance their efficient and ecological fleet. Therefore EFA-S will provide further vans and additional types of vehicles for efficient and eco-friendly last mile delivery”, Beutel adds. “Demand for e-mobility solutions in the European transport industry is rapidly growing and shows great potential for high end battery producers like CALB.”
ElektroFahrzeugeSchwaben GmbH (EFA-S) specializes in the conversion
of passenger cars and trucks comprising internal combustion engines to environmentally
friendly vehicles with electric drive. EFA-S started to deliver the converted vehicles to UPS since the beginning of November of 2010.
More information at www.efa-s.de.
CALB(China Aviation lithium battery Co.ltd ) is a leading company in designing and manufacturing lithium batteries and power systems. Set up in 2010, CALB cells are applied in EV,BUS, Telecom and Home energy storage. With most EV models licenced with, CALB is one of the leading li-ion cells supplier for national grid, state grid and first buses and passenger vehicle producers in China, and also the biggest li-ion cells exporter for high capacity li-ion cells. More info @ www.calb.cn