Saft Introduces Li-ion battery Technology for Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Systems
Saft is unveiling its advanced lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology which it says offers interesting new possibilities for the creation of highly efficient and cost-effective marine propulsion and auxiliary systems. Saft states that it has a wealth of experience in the marine industry as a supplier of battery systems for emergency back-up, lighting, engine starting and other auxiliary systems. The use of Li-ion batteries for ship and boat propulsion applications is therefore a natural progression for Saft, based particularly on its broad expertise in delivering advanced battery systems for the railway and automotive industries, as well as underwater applications.
The company says that Li-ion battery technology can offer a number of key advantages for designers in the marine industry, including high-power and/or energy storage in a compact space and weight-saving package, high-efficiency, long calendar and cycle life (even when operating in extreme temperatures), and zero-maintenance requirements.