XALT Energy has become the first North American manufacturer of Lithium Titanium Oxide (LTO) battery cells to be certified under China’s new GB/T quality control standard. The new and more stringent standards are issued by the Standards Administration of China and replace the QC/T standard, under which XALT Energy’s LTO cells were previously certified. Certification testing was performed entirely in China by China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC), an independent third-party laboratory qualified by the Chinese government. XALT Energy’s LTO cells were confirmed to meet the requirements of all three relevant standards, GB/T 31484-2015, 31485-2015 and 31486-2015. XALT’s 60 ampere-hour LTO cell is the largest cell in the world to have been certified to these standards.
“This is a major accomplishment in our continuing strategy to market XALT cells in China,” said Subhash Dhar, XALT Energy CEO. XALT launched the LTO cell in China last year and was steadily ramping up production volumes to meet the demands of bus manufacturers there when the Chinese government abruptly changed qualifying requirements this past April.
“The new GB/T standard was a big part of China’s regulatory changes,” Dhar said. “We had the confidence in our cell design to begin testing immediately. The positive and timely test results validated our confidence, our technology and our customer’s choice in selecting XALT’s LTO cells for their pure electric, fast-charge buses.”
XALT Energy’s LTO cell has demonstrated better cycle life performance over a wider range of operating conditions than any lithium-ion cell ever built. The cells are well suited for long life, rapid charge and discharge applications in all temperature environments.
The Li-Ion LTO cells are produced in XALT Energy’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Midland, Michigan. The flexible facility offers a highly automated process in which human hands touch the product only during final inspection before packaging.