American Battery Solutions in Lake Orion to Supply Fleet, Offroad, and Commercial Vehicles

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American Battery Solutions is rolling out its high-voltage Proliance Intelligent Battery Series line as a critical component in the future of marine energy and propulsion. // Courtesy of ABS
American Battery Solutions is rolling out its high-voltage Proliance Intelligent Battery Series line as a critical component in the future of marine energy and propulsion. // Courtesy of ABS

American Battery Solutions, a designer, developer, and manufacturer of advanced battery technology based in Lake Orion, has announced it will begin production of its proprietary high-voltage Proliance Intelligent Battery Series T350-50 line at the end of 2022.

The Proliance line is the first standardized high voltage product in the ABS battery portfolio serving fleet, commercial, and off-highway vehicle markets, as well as the emerging marine EV market.

“Volatile fossil fuel prices and increasing calls for emission-free commercial vehicles are driving significant and sustained growth in the market; both commercial and off-road EV markets are growing by (compound annual growth rates) CAGRs of 30-50 percent between now and 2030,” says Subhash Dhar, founder, chairman, and CEO of ABS. “We are perfectly positioned to help meet the demand for reliable high-performing lithium-ion batteries in all of these applications.”

According to Prescient & Strategic Intelligence, the electric truck market in the U.S. is forecast to grow to more than $15 billion by 2030, while the off-highway EV market is expected to grow to more than $17 billion by 2030, according to Grand View Research. ABS’ Proliance family of batteries are intended to meet the challenging requirements of these markets with the launch of a 350-volt 52-kilowatt-hour pack.

“Our Proliance Intelligent Battery Series is designed and built on ABS’ combined decades of experience in battery engineering and production,” says Dhar. “Proliance offers next-generation thermal and battery management systems in an IP69K-sealed environment, especially important in off-road and marine applications, as well as advanced monitoring and diagnostics capabilities for preventive maintenance with easy interface with CCS fast chargers.”

As a recent example of market demand, Dhar pointed to a multi-year supply agreement with Forza X1, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Twin Vee Power Cats Co., in which ABS will supply Proliance T350-50 lithium-ion batteries to power Forza X1’s novel FX1 electric boat.

Proliance offers reliability and durability along with the performance recreational boaters expect and value most. ABS is also in negotiations with several blue-chip companies to develop long-term supply agreements with the intention of adopting the Proliance batteries in their vehicle architectures.

Production for this and other new applications is ramping up at ABS’ Springboro, Ohio Advanced Manufacturing Center, with deliveries on track for the fourth quarter.

All ABS high-voltage batteries are designed, tested, and manufactured to the latest standards and specifications for fleet, commercial, industrial, truck, marine, off-highway, and automotive markets. ABS lithium-ion solutions offer zero maintenance and long life both original equipment solutions.

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