Evida Power, Ltd., a designer and manufacturer of lithium-ion battery packs for electric vehicles (EVs), has begun manufacturing of full-specification homologated battery packs for the German and French electric vehicle maker, Mia Electric. (Earlier post.) The custom-designed lithium-iron phosphate 8 kWh energy systems will be used to power the automaker’s debut three and four-seater microbus models.
Evida has begun shipping the battery packs, which will be integrated within the vehicles on Mia Electric’s assembly line in Cerizay (France) from 1 June 2011. During the full-scale production program, Evida will supply the automaker with up to 10,000 units per annum until 2016, and Mia’s first zero-emission city vehicles are scheduled to be delivered to municipal and commercial fleet operators in the third quarter of this year.
Evida announced a $250-million contract with Mia Electric at the recent 2011 Geneva International Motor Show.
A portfolio company of Terra Venture Partners, an Israel-based clean energy venture capital fund, Evida is a US-registered company with operations in Europe, Israel and China, and aspires to become a leading enabler of electric vehicles, providing battery pack design, EV integration services and customized financial solutions.