Toshiba International Corporation announces that it has established US-based sales and technical support for its new product, the Super Charge Ion Battery, SCiB™. This nano-based breakthrough lithium technology is noted for its rapid charging capability of 90% charge in less than 5 minutes, long life of more than 10 years even at rapid charge rates, and excellent safety performance. The SCiB™ product line will be supported out of the Toshiba International Corporation headquarters in Houston, Texas and the SCiB™ team will focus on business development activities, battery pack design, prototyping, assembly, technical support, and service.
The SCiB™ battery technology offers numerous performance advantages that make it an ideal solution for many of today’s toughest energy storage challenges.
SCiB™ cells comprising the battery packs will be supplied from Toshiba’s state-of-the-art automated production line in the Saku Factory located in Nagano, Japan. Initial market development activities in the US will focus on automotive HEV/PHEV/EV, industrial lift trucks, smart grid/grid storage, medical equipment, wind and solar power, scooters, and UPS market segments.
Toshiba currently has two battery pack offerings commercially available, a 12 V, 4.2 Ah pack and a 24 V, 4.2 Ah pack. Both offerings are based on Toshiba’s 2.4 V, 4.2 Ah cells and include Toshiba’s proprietary battery management system, which ensures optimum performance and safety. Additional packs are under development.
Toshiba International Corporation
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