Electrovaya Announces Cdn $4.3 Million Purchase Orders from Walmart Canada for Forklift Battery Systems in a Distribution Warehouse
Toronto, Ontario – September 18, 2017 – Electrovaya Inc. (“Electrovaya” or the “Company”) (TSX: EFL)(OTCQX:EFLVF) announces that it has secured initial purchase orders under a contract with Walmart Canada for its forklift battery systems. The retailer will convert the forklifts in one distribution centre from lead acid batteries to Electrovaya’s drop-in lithium ion battery systems. Electrovaya’s lithium ion forklift battery line, ELivate, features its ceramic separator and industry-leading cycle-life. The purchase orders are worth approximately Cdn $4.3 million and deliveries are to be made by Q1, CY 2018.
“We are very pleased to work with Walmart Canada, a leader in the introduction of green sustainable technology into the distribution and logistics industry,” said Dr. Raj Das Gupta, Vice President, Business Development at Electrovaya. “Our ceramic lithium-ion battery technology is ideally suited to intensive-use applications such as forklifts and other material handling vehicles, supporting both higher efficiency and sustainability.”
The many benefits of Electrovaya’s ELivate batteries were demonstrated through extensive testing by the retailer in its distribution warehouses and by the forklift OEM, before this Purchase Order was issued.
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About Electrovaya Inc.
Electrovaya Inc. (TSX:EFL)(OTCQX:EFLVF), designs, develops and manufactures proprietary Lithium-ion Ceramic Batteries, battery systems, and battery-related products for energy storage, clean electric transportation and other specialized applications. Electrovaya, through its fully owned subsidiary, Litarion GmbH, also produces cells, electrodes and SEPARION™ ceramic separators and has manufacturing capacity of about 500MWh/annum. Electrovaya is a technology focused company with extensive IP. Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Electrovaya has production facilities in Canada and Germany with customers around the globe.
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