The Electrovaya modular battery system is expected to provide the 40-foot electric bus a range of more than 200 kilometres and will be capable of fast charging. The lithium ion battery has been developed for higher cycle life, safety, energy and power attributes, all of which are important in electric buses. These buses frequently operate 12 to 16 hours a day or more, with a targeted life of 10 years or more.
Electrovaya has a research and development program for electric bus batteries that is supported by a C$3.8 million grant from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), and the company is working with two bus manufacturers on the SDTC-funded project. Elements of the battery systems are built at a plant in Germany.