Valmet Automotive's battery business has grown significantly in recent years both as a contract manufacturer and as a Tier-1 system supplier for the automotive industry. In the system supplier role, the company has expanded its offering to meet the needs of both bus & truck industry and various off-highway categories, including mobile work machines.
The battery system in the Ponsse EV1 electric forest machine technology concept uses the Modular Power Pack introduced by Valmet Automotive last year as a first product of its Modular Battery Platform, that also includes a Power Distribution Unit. Das EV1-Technologiekonzept nutzt eine Hochspannungs-Systemanwendung der Modularen Batterieplattform.
The battery system is based on an advanced cell-to-pack concept with high power density. With the durable and safe LTO cells, the battery system is optimized for applications that require high peak power, fast charging, and long cycle life. The Modular Power Pack is a flexible and modular battery product, developed especially considering the requirements of mobile work machines.
Valmet Automotive's battery system is designed to perform in harsh and even very low-temperature operating environments, and it reduces the CO2 emissions of the work machine significantly. Ponsse has been testing the functionality of the system with excellent results in various environments already for over a year.
- The cooperation with Valmet Automotive has been excellent in the EV1 project. The development of an electric forest machine equipped with a diesel generator is a demanding project. Our close cooperation with Valmet Automotive has significantly facilitated the integration of the battery system and accelerated the completion of the EV1 concept, says Jyri Kylä-Kaila, Managing Director, Epec.
- Electric powertrains are the future of forest machines. Electrification is sustainable development that enables considerable reductions in CO2 emissions. For Valmet Automotive, cooperation with Epec is an opportunity to participate in the product development of the world's leading forest machines, says Jyrki Nurmi, Senior Vice President EV Systems, Valmet Automotive.
Valmet Automotive will be presenting its battery system and long-standing cooperation with Epec at Finland's largest heavy machinery trade fair FinnMETKO 2022 in Jämsä, September 1–3, 2022 at the Epec stand.