The new Deep Blue Battery 80
The high volumetric energy density (278 Wh/L) is particularly important for larger, heavier displacement vessels like cruising yachts and commercial vessels. On average, a passenger ferry emits the same pollution as approximately 40 diesel buses, so electrification of these vessels is a high priority for many cities. The new Deep Blue Battery 80 is backed by a ten-year capacity warranty for both recreational and commercial use.
“In the past, lithium iron phosphate batteries just took up too much room but they have come a long way over the past couple of years,” said Bez. “LiNMC batteries, which we also use throughout our product portfolio, are still the best choice for many on-water applications due to their extremely high energy density. But, LFP batteries have excellent longevity and safety and are made with abundant raw materials which avoids the high cost, ethical and environmental concerns, and sourcing instability of critical metals in today’s fast-moving markets. LFP is now even being used in electric cars, including standard-range Teslas. It was time to offer our Deep Blue customers a choice.”