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Axeon to Provide Battery for C1 EV'IE

We’ve been aware for some time that the EV race is on. And we’re not talking about a “WRC” style race, but about a race to find the proper solutions in order to transform EVs in usable cars. While the answer could come from a mass producer, sometimes the little companies can do wonders.

UK-Based Electric Car Corporation, the producer of the Citroen C1 ev’ie just announced it’s partnership with Dundee based Axeon, Europe’s largest independent lithium-ion battery systems supplier. After a successful trial, Axeon will supply the company with 300 and 500 batteries over a 12-month period of time.

“We are delighted to be working with the Electric Car Corporation. This agreement is an endorsement of our technology development plans, further underlining our capabilities in the battery sector and our dominant position in the market, allowing us to capitalize on opportunities and continue to grow the company,” said Lawrence Berns, CEO of Axeon.

“ECC is committed to stimulating the use of electric vehicles across the UK and we aim to supply our customers with high quality, comfortable, safe and reliable vehicles. We are excited to see how the new Axeon battery performs and believe it will help improve the already class-leading C1 ev’ie,” said David Martell, Chief Executive of the Electric Car Corporation.

The existing C1 ev’ie benefits from a 60-mile range and a top speed of 60 mph. Though the car has been named “the electric class leader” by the Car magazine and “the first 'respectable' electric city car on the British market” by Autocar, the new collaboration will likely improve those distinctions in the year to come.


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