Volta Power Systems released Flex, a new line of lithium-ion storage packs and battery management for RV, work truck and specialty vehicle markets.
The Flex energy storage pack features a redesigned case, heating pads and a proprietary battery management system. Volta engineers used OEM and consumer feedback to add cold-weather performance, more flexible controls, additional data capabilities and error-proof connectors for faster installation.
Jack Johnson, co-founder and chief technology officer of Volta, said customer feedback has been at the heart of Volta’s feedback for a while.
“The diversity of industries we serve creates a great opportunity to learn and cross-apply feedback to make our products even stronger,” Johnson said. “Process-based innovation is a lesson hard-learned in our team’s deep automotive industry experience, and Flex is a great example of listening, predicting, and exceeding the needs of customers.”
The Flex line includes power generation, storage and distribution. As with previous Volta systems, Flex scales in increments of 3.3 kilowatt-hour (kWh) modules with multiple pack sizes. The modules can work independently or together to meet mobile needs. Likewise, the system is pairable with Volta-manufactured alternators for under-the-hood generation on most U.S. truck chassis. Power ranges from 6 kW to 11 kW to rapidly charge while driving. An array of DC converters and AC inverter options can provide 110 volts, 220 volts, or 208 volt 3-phase distribution.
The power solutions line connects with Volta’s brake management system, enabling an end-to-end software and hardware system fully supported by Volta’s team. The newest brake management system provides battery monitoring and control for customers. At the same time, it integrates heating solutions that use internal energy to heat the brake system faster. The Flex line also has an adaptable input and output capability.
“We worked hard to continue improving safety, performance, and reliability that our customers count on,” Johnson said. “We are grateful to customers for their continued honest feedback and collaborative improvement of our power systems that have allowed us to sustainability grow into the company we are.”
Volta roughly doubled its sales in 2021, expanding its manufacturing space to twice its previous footprint. The company projects revenue will double again in 2022.