As expected, this follows the Tata Motor’s strategy “to reduce the emissions and to increase fuel efficiency of their fleets,” highlighted Dr Timothy Leverton, a Tata Motor’s representative. A123 System supplies lithium-ion battery packs for companies such as Fisker Automotive, BMW and General Motors.
Lithium iron phosphate battery pack will be built using the A123’s prismatic cell technology, offering high power capabilities, a wide range and excellent safety and long cycle life.
“The addition of Tata Motors to our growing portfolio of blue-chip customers reinforces our position as the leading provider of lithium ion battery technology for the truck and bus segment,” said Jason Forcier, vice president of the Automotive Solutions Group at A123.
A123 said it will make battery packs for BMW’s 3-series and Active Hybrid 5-series hybrid-electric vehicles. Earlier this year, the company, whose customers also include General Motors, said it would make battery packs for the new Via extended-range plug-in trucks that were unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January.