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Balqon Corporation introduces HIQAP-GS Li-ion battery for airport ground support equipment
24 September 2012
Balqon Corporation, a developer of electric vehicles, drive systems and lithium-ion battery storage devices, has introduced a high-capacity lithium-ion battery replacement pack for electric-powered airport baggage tractors.
The new HIQAP-GS series battery pack is available in 48V and 80V configurations with capacity ranging from 400 Ah to 1,000 Ah, doubling the range of current fleets in operation. The HIQAP-GS pack design includes Balqon’s proprietary Battery Management System (BMS), a 5 kW built-in charger and control technology for direct replacement of lead acid battery packs.
We believe longer range, ability to fast charge vehicles and longer life of the HIQAP-GS will help airlines in adopting zero emission technologies to reduce operating and maintenance costs. Ability to fast charge HIQAP-GS batteries in less than one hour will allow customers to use existing electric tractors for two shift operations.—Balwinder Samra, CEO of Balqon
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