Ener1 Batteries and Think Electric Drivetrain Chosen For Japanese Postal Service EVs

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09:47:51 am on July 27, 2009

Well, here’s some good news for Ener1 and Think: Think’s electric drivetrain, which is powered by Ener1’s lithium-ion batteries, has been selected by Zero Sports of Japan to help them convert Japan Post’s fleet to electric vehicles. Think’s drivetrain is being used to turn existing gasoline trucks into electric vehicles. Japan Post plans to convert 25% of its fleet to run entirely on electricity.

In a company press release, Ener1 CEO and Chairman Charles Gassenheimer commented on the news:

“The ability to deliver a fully integrated, road-ready package that can be quickly tailored to suit a wide range of vehicle solutions is a major step forward for both of our companies. By significantly reducing time-to-market for our customers and meeting accelerated production milestones has opened up avenues of opportunity in exciting new programs. We are happy to be able to announce one such program today.”

“Asia has long pioneered the future of electric drive, and Japan in particular has been a global leader in advancing its adoption,” Gassenheimer added. “We are pleased to be working on such a high-profile project, and excited to be contributing EnerDel’s proprietary lithium-ion battery technology designed and produced here in America. Working alongside our European partner Think, this has become a valuable global enterprise.”

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