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Motorola, Cobasys announce hybrid electric vehicle component deal

Posted: 09 Aug 2005     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:hybrid battery pack controller  battery system  cobasys 

Cobasys and Motorola Inc. have signed an agreement to cooperate in the development and manufacture of battery control system components for hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) battery systems.

The hybrid battery pack controller, which integrates Motorola designed hardware with Cobasys patent pending software, will monitor and control the hybrid battery pack and also perform diagnostics for Cobasys' advanced NiMH battery system.

According to Thomas S. Neslage, president and CEO of Cobasys, "This agreement combines Motorola's automotive grade electronics expertise with the advanced NiMH solutions of Cobasys and has potential to span all Cobasys transportation HEV battery system markets."

"Integrating Cobasys advanced NiMH battery technology solutions and battery system control software with Motorola's expertise in electronic design and manufacturing makes for a world class partnership," stated Scott Lindholm, VP and chief sales officer of Cobasys.

"Motorola has a rich heritage in innovation for automotive electronics, and we're delighted to participate in this agreement with Cobasys that will continue to tap into our innovative roots and Cobasys' extensive expertise on hybrid energy," said Tom Tischhauser, corporate VP of Motorola's automotive electronics business.

"It is clear that there will continue to be a demand for innovation for hybrid vehicles, and we look forward to partnering with Cobasys to deliver other innovative solutions for automotive customers worldwide," added Tischhauser.

Cobasys designs and manufactures advanced NiMH battery system solutions for transportation markets, including HEV, electric vehicles (EV) and 42V applications, in addition to stationary back-up power supply systems for uninterruptible power supply systems (UPS), telecom and distributed generation requirements.

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