With a history of more than 90 years spent providing automotive expertise, Webasto is continuing to work on battery solutions that speed the electrification of Australian buses and coaches.
Webasto has continuously provided battery solutions manufactured in an automated state-of-the-art German facility, with its complete plug and play solution at the heart of its offering.
The solution provides the battery, vehicle interface units and thermal management all in one primary source.
“The core of the system is the CV standard battery with a configuration of 400V and 800V,” Webasto says.
“Designed to withstand the harshest environments, the battery has been homologated against recognised standards CE, ECE R100, ECE R10 and tested against the highest industry safety requirements.”
Webasto says the CV standard battery offers flexible and easy integration into vehicles due to vertical and horizontal installation positions and the ability to communicate via CAN to the vehicle to deliver safe and maintenance-free reliability.
The Vehicle Interface Gateway allows up to 18 standard battery systems to be interconnected, while the Vehicle Interface Box allows for up to 10 standard battery systems.
Webasto has invested in its products, with two new battery products to be released in the coming years.
In 2024, the Pro40 model will offer increased energy of 40kWh in the same footprint as the CV standard by upgrading the module to a state-of-the-art model.
Following on from this will be the ‘Next Generation’, which will provide a further increase in energy, simplified installation interfaces and improved serviceability in a lighter housing.
Completing the package is the eBTM, which is a stand-alone Battery Thermal Management Unit that ensures optimal functioning of water-cooled battery packs and provides ideal battery cell performance over the long term.
Find out more on Webasto’s website at www.webasto-electrified.com