Forsee Power, the expert in smart battery systems for sustainable electromobility, has announced the renewal of its partnership with IVECO France, a major player in passenger transport with its two brands (IVECO BUS and HEULIEZ). Since 2013, the two industrial companies have been working together to develop zero-emission public transport; more than 600 electric buses operate in Europe.
Forsee Power is supplying its new generation of high-energy ZEN 42 batteries, offering an additional 20% energy density, which allows the OEM to offer transport operators up to 300 km of autonomy with a maximum of 460 kWh on board the HEULIEZ GX 337 ELEC model or up to 5 additional passengers for the same autonomy as the previous generation (ZEN 35). They also have the advantage of being perfectly interchangeable.
Part of the high-energy ZEN range, the ZEN 42 is an overnight-charging battery pack for all-electric heavy vehicles. Its very good energy density of 147 Wh/kg allows vehicles to drive all day without being recharged. The ZEN 42 battery pack is a 42 kWh modular system whose mechanical design has been optimized for integration on the roof and at the rear of the bus.
European leader in battery systems for electric buses, Forsee Power has been equipping GX ELECs since 2013 and supports the manufacturer in the electrification of all its buses in Europe. IVECO France, with its HEULIEZ brand, is today the leader in the electric bus segment in France with a 44% market share. Its buses run in more than 20 French cities.
« Transport is responsible for more than 25% of greenhouse gas emissions. With more than 25 years of expertise in batteries, we know how to develop technologies capable of meeting any need for power and energy while providing a real answer to the challenges of zero-emission mobility. Our product innovation approach is entirely based on eco-design, which establishes objectives for extended life cycles, superior performance and higher safety standards. We are proud to pursue this partnership with a leading OEM like IVECO, to support the decarbonization of public transport in Europe » explains Christophe Gurtner, CEO and Founder of Forsee Power.