New Power Progress talks to Esagono Energia, manufacturer of all-electric utility vehicles which feature lfp battery technology from Flash Battery
It was nothing less than a vision of the future that convinced Stefano Carmeli, CEO of Esagono Energia, to convert his electronic components manufacturing company to the production of electric-powered utility vehicles. That was in 2011. Just four years later, supported by the introduction of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries produced by another Italian company, Flash Battery, Esagono unveiled its first vehicle, a compact shuttlebus.
Massimo Tabacco, chief technical officer at Esagono Energia, explains that before being introduced to Flash Battery the company had been using lead acid batteries that were considerably larger and heavier. After that encounter, the two companies worked to develop a solution based on a pack comprised of the more compact and lighter LFP cells. The final product was homologated for on-highway use in 2016. LFP batteries are highly customisable, which allows all of the solutions delivered by Flash Battery to be tailored for the specific application.
Since 2012, the company has delivered more than 200 MWh for a series of industrial machines and electric vehicle projects around the world. This has resulted in the development, customisation and production of more than 500 different battery models.