Advanced Battery Technologies (ABAT) has signed a sales contract with Beijing Guoqiang Global Technology Development Co., Ltd. (BGTDC) to supply a total of 3,000 sets of Polymer-Lithium-Ion (PLI) battery cell packs for use in 3,000 electric garbage trucks specially designed for the 2008 Olympic Games.
The first batch of 200 sets of PLI battery cell packs will be delivered in May 2007, with incremental deliveries until completion of the contract, or within one year. 2007. The contract is worth RMB 81,000,000 or about US $10,000,000.
According to BGTDC, these all-electric sanitation trucks will be showcased for the 2008 Olympics Games by the Beijing Olympics Committee and will feature a permanent magnetic brushless DC motor.
The ABAT PLI batteries use lithium cobalt oxide anodes.