Following its acquisition by Johnson Matthey in 2012, Axeon has now rebranded as Johnson Matthey Battery Systems. With many years’ experience of designing and producing high performance lithium-ion based systems, Johnson Matthey Battery Systems can provide a full design and assembly package. In the automotive/transport sector the business is focused on developing and producing battery systems for hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, as well as bus and truck powertrains.  The business is also a leading supplier of battery systems for premium e-bikes and power tools, which it designs and manufactures in high volumes, and provides solutions for a wide range of other battery-powered high technology applications.

Axeon brought its applications engineering expertise in battery systems to Johnson Matthey, strongly complementing Johnson Matthey’s existing materials science and research and development expertise.

The re-named business will be exhibiting at LCV2013 from 4-5 September, presenting the results of the EU-funded SmartBatt programme, which focused on developing the next generation of electric vehicle batteries.  Johnson Matthey Battery Systems will also exhibit at The Battery Show in Detroit from 16-18 September where, as well as presenting on performance hybrid vehicle batteries, it will display some of its newer low voltage battery technologies for applications in power tools and mobile power.

Rolls-Royce 102EX Phantom experimental electric car - Axeon, now Johnson Matthey provided the battery system

Rolls-Royce 102EX Phantom experimental electric car – Axeon, now Johnson Matthey provided the battery system

Source; Johnson Matthey Battery Systems

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