- Press Release
- September 14, 2023
Turntide Technologies Introduces New Modular Battery Pack, Offering OEMs Elevated Power and Performance for Commercial Vehicles
Sunnyvale, Calif., September 14, 2023 – Turntide Technologies, Inc. (“Turntide”), developer of breakthrough sustainability technologies, today announced the launch of the Turntide Lithium-ion NMC Battery Pack. This new product line offers a scalable modular design with significantly greater energy density in a lighter, smaller form factor than the previous Hyperdrive battery line.
“The construction equipment industry and other commercial vehicle sectors urgently require compact battery solutions with higher energy density, occupying less space and ensuring system durability. Utilizing NMC chemistry, we developed a sophisticated battery that meets the rigorous demands of commercial use,” said Mark Cox, general manager of Turntide’s transport business unit. “Combined with our systems-level expertise, Turntide can partner with global OEMs to develop the ideal solution for a variety of applications.”
The Turntide Lithium-ion NMC Battery Pack combines automotive-quality Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt (NMC) cells with an integrated Battery Management System (BMS) to deliver unparalleled energy density and performance. The new Turntide battery is purpose-built for high performance in the rugged and harsh operating conditions of off-highway vehicle applications such as construction, agricultural equipment, marine, and rail.
The new packs introduce several enhancements and benefits:
- Improved Energy Density: The new Turntide battery offers a significant gain in energy density over the previous Hyperdrive line. This allows for the same amount of energy to be provided from a smaller and lighter package, giving vehicle manufacturers greater flexibility to design more efficient solutions.
- High Reliability: The single Battery Control Unit is flexible across multiple system voltages and battery configurations, reducing complexity, enhancing reliability, and lowering costs.
- World Class Expertise: Turntide offers unequaled expertise in battery technology, gained from partnering with a leading OEM to design and deliver the world’s first battery-electric mini excavator to market.
- Lower Total Cost of Ownership: Turntide can help OEMs offer a compelling TCO to owners and operators with a lower upfront investment, decreased maintenance expenses, and cost-effective recycling solutions.
The batteries are available in 44v (4.5 kWh and 6.7 kWh) and 52v (5.3 kWh and 8 kWh) with air or liquid cooling options. The modular battery packs can connect in series for systems up to 500V and in parallel for different energy capacities. Turntide also offers a range of matched inverters to streamline vehicle integration and shorten time to market.
“At Turntide our focus is creating top-tier battery technology tailored to the unique needs of commercial fleets,” said Russell Stoddart, vice president of battery solutions at Turntide. “Safety and adaptability are core to our design. Our technology is already powering thousands of construction machines, and OEMs we are excited about continuing to accelerate the electrification and sustainability of the industry.”
Turntide’s transport division supplies a world-class suite of high-performance electrification components, including batteries, inverters, fans, pumps, and EV motors. With more than 60 years of electrification expertise and 300,000+ vehicles in the field, Turntide is a trusted partner to leading OEMs, including JCB, Snorkel, and Hitachi Rail. From initial concept and prototyping to validation, Turntide’s end-to-end approach reduces supply chain risks and speeds time to market.
About Turntide Technologies
Turntide Technologies Inc. invents and scales breakthrough technologies to accelerate electrification and sustainable operations for energy-intensive industries. Turntide’s integrated, open systems support commercial and industrial vehicles, building operations, and agriculture to optimize how the world uses energy. Turntide enables companies to lead their industries by attacking energy waste at every level and operating smarter for accelerated growth. For more information, visit https://turntide.com/ or follow the company on YouTube and LinkedIn.
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