TORONTO, June 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Electrovaya Inc. (TSX:EFL) today announced that it signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with a Global Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for the delivery of battery modules for Residential Energy Storage with volume quantity deliveries starting early Q1 CY2017. Electrovaya will provide its battery modules with integrated cells and battery management systems (iBMS). Electrovaya's battery modules have unparalleled safety and cycle life performance which is the critical performance required by the OEM.
The demand for Electrovaya's battery modules by this OEM, is estimated to be up to Euro 199 million (Cdn $ 288 million or US $ 223 million) over a period of 3 years. High volume deliveries are scheduled to start in early Q1 CY2017 with smaller quantities with delivery in CY2016.
Electrovaya's technology and products are uniquely suited to the Residential Energy Storage market as two of the critical performance parameters are highest cycle life and safety, both uniquely available from Electrovaya.
This LOI was signed after intensive testing of the Electrovaya cells and modules by the OEM, who is one of the largest and fastest growing Residential Energy Storage companies in the world.
"We are very excited with this LOI, as this was achieved against intense global competition", said Dr. Rajshekar DasGupta, VP of Business Development at Electrovaya. "Our multi-cell modules with laser welded tabs, built in sensors and iBMS are an attractive product for Residential Energy Storage. Our flexible ceramic separator SEPARION TM imparts outstanding safety to lithium ion batteries. This LOI further defines our path to becoming the leading supplier of lithium ion cells and batteries to this fast growing industrial sector of Residential Energy Storage."
About Electrovaya Inc.
Electrovaya Inc. (TSX:EFL) designs, develops and manufactures proprietary Lithium Ion Super Polymer® batteries, battery systems, and battery-related products for energy storage, clean electric transportation and other specialized applications. Electrovaya, through its fully owned subsidiary, Litarion GmbH, also produces cells, electrodes and SEPARION® ceramic separators and has manufacturing capacity of about 500MWh/annum. Electrovaya is a technology focused company with extensive patents and other Intellectual Property. Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Electrovaya has production facilities in Canada and Germany with customers around the globe. To learn more about how Electrovaya and Litarion is powering mobility and energy storage, please explore www.electrovaya.com, www.litarion.com and www.separion.com
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