Brussels Auto Show: Boston-Power’s Highest Energy Density Battery Powers Saab 9-3 ePower

 Award-winning Company's Swing™ Lithium-ion Battery System Used in Saab's First All-electric Vehicle

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. & BRUSSELS, Belgium – January 14, 2011Boston-Power, Inc.’s game-changing lithium-ion battery technology is a highlight of the all-electric 9-3 ePower Saab is showcasing today at the European Motor Show Brussels. Saab is hosting a luncheon and press conference at the event spotlighting the ePower as part of its line-up of new cars that also includes its new 9-4X crossover.

The prototype for a test fleet of 70 vehicles, the 9-3 ePower features a 35.5 kWh Boston-Power Swinglithium-ion battery pack that sets an electric vehicle (EV) benchmark for energy density – delivering a projected driving range of approximately 200 km/124 miles and contributing to a much lower total battery weight. The battery pack is intended to support re-charge cycles equivalent to 10 years of average use. Using 400V three-phase charging at 16 amps, it can be fully recharged in about 3-6 hours, depending on depletion status. With common 230V one-phase charging at 16 amps, the charging time is approximately 10 hours. If the voltage of the electrical feed is raised, charging times can be greatly reduced, as there is no limitation on the battery’s input capacity.

The battery pack’s safety is ensured by multiple redundant safety components unique to Boston-Power’s Swing battery cells, as well as the overall battery pack design. The environmental sustainability of Boston-Power’s battery cells is underscored by several global accreditations – including the prestigious Nordic Ecolabel and the China United Environmental Center Certification (CEC). Boston-Power’s technology is the first lithium-ion battery platform to be accredited by both organizations.

“Green cars deserve green batteries,” said Boston-Power Founder and CEO Dr. Christina Lampe-Önnerud. “Boston-Power is answering that call, while delivering unparalleled safety, quicker charging, and best-in-class energy density to provide long driving range and long service life.”

Dr. Lampe-Önnerud joined Saab executives at the worldwide official unveilingof the ePower at the Paris Motor Show in September.




About Boston-Power

Boston-Power, an award-winning provider of next-generation lithium-ion battery technology. Designed to fuel a wide range of applications, its flagship offering, Sonata®, serves as the foundation for a new era of longer lasting, faster charging, safer and environmentally sustainable notebook computer batteries. The company’s Swing™ product delivers unmatched capabilities for Plug-In Hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicles (PHEV/BEV), and utility energy storage applications. Founded in 2005 and with more than 130 patents filed, Boston-Power is led by Founder and CEO Dr. Christina Lampe-Önnerud, an internationally recognized innovator, entrepreneur and technology advisor with regard to portable power, energy storage and climate change. To date, the company has raised $191 million in venture funding and has earned accolades for its executive leadership and technology from organizations that include The Wall Street Journal, the World Economic Forum, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). Boston-Power is headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, and has Six Sigma-level mass manufacturing operations in Asia.

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