New version of PowerModule (v2) launched !

PowerTech is pleased to announce the launch of the new version of the PowerModule modular battery system. This product completes the PowerRack range for medium to high power applications.

PowerModule by PowerTech Systems

The design of the product has been engineered to reduce space requirements and facilitate integration.
The vertical and horizontal assembly of the modules allows a large number of combinations and meets a maximum of needs (Vehicles, marine, industrial machinery, rail, robotics, etc.)

Watch a one minute video presentation of new PowerModule :



This new version brings its share of new features:

  • Plug-and-Play” and flexible system : Easy and fast commissioning
  • Scalable system : Serial and/or Parallel assembly up to 128 modules to fullfill the most complex appplications
  • Embedded Cell heating system for sub 0°C operations
  • Stainless steel housing with waterproof connection (IP67)
  • BMSMatrix® Technology inside
  • Serial assembly range from 51.2V to 819.2V nominal
  • Energy range from 5.4kWh to 688kWh
  • Safe and high performance Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePo4) technology
  • Minimum 3000 cycles at 100% DOD (at 1C)
  • External communication via CAN bus 2B
  • Full Monitoring over the cloud

Get more details and information about PowerModule here

The “Fludis” boat equipped with PowerRack batteries

Inaugurated in September 2019, the Fludis boat is equipped with PowerTech’s PowerRack Lithium battery system, allowing it to sail 100% electrically in the centre of Paris.

This sustainable urban logistics project is a solution to the difficulties encountered by urban freight transport operators, by offering a warehouse boat capable of handling the stages of route preparation, hosting logistics teams, as well as transporting the bicycle-cargoes used for the last kilometer.


Thanks to the rational use of this “warehouse vessel”, and its independence from loading / unloading infrastructures on the quayside, and the dimensions compatible with the canals, the system can be adapted to each agglomeration crossed by a navigable waterway.

The Fludis boat has been designed to have the lowest possible environmental impact: 100% electric propulsion with batteries. The boat also has a generator onboard to extand the range and to remain autonomous where grid is not available. At the port of Gennevilliers, it can be connected to electricity at the quayside. Consumption is estimated at 70 litres of off-road diesel per day for the trip between Gennevilliers and Paris.

The firm IKEA will benefit from this new type of boat. The Swedish company had opened a depot in February in the port of Gennevilliers to get closer to the capital. Cargo bicycles, which can carry up to 250 kg, will deliver to customers in the central districts (from the 1st to the 7th arrondissements). “30% of orders can be processed,” Ikea explains.

World premiere: “Ducasse sur Seine”, the first 100% Electric Michelin Starred restaurant boat, equipped with the PowerRack battery system

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Ducasse sur Seine – PowerRack

PowerTech Systems is pleased to announce that it is equipping the “Ducasse sur Seine”, 100% electric boat with its  PowerRack®  modular lithium battery system.

This 100% electric boat (propulsion, on-board equipment, kitchens, etc.) is powered entirely by our Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries, representing a stored energy of 720 kWh divided into two totally independent PowerRack banks.

The PowerRack battery system, certified by Bureau Veritas in early 2018, consists of 24 cabinets of 30kWh in 700V DC, connected in parallel. These batteries represent a weight of about 9 tons on board. This cabinet system limits floor space and allows energy to be stacked over the entire height of the hull, making the installation compact and integrated into the boat.

The “Ducasse sur Seine” has been in production since September 10, 2018. It delights the taste buds of its passengers twice a day (lunch and dinner), every day of the week. The trip to the heart of Paris is done without vibrations, silently, and without any pollution.

The official inauguration of the new vessel took place on 25 September 2018 in the presence of Mrs Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, and other personalities.

Electric streamliner powered by a Lithium Ion battery from PowerTech Systems!

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21 French engineers students in aeronautics of the Estaca group have a dream ! They wanted to participate in the 2017 Bonneville Speed week with an atypical vehicle… An electric streamliner! And they did it!

November, 2017

Once upon a time, an electric streamliner…

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Not beating the record of 345km/h, they managed to reach nearly 250km/h with their electric racing car on the salt lake of Bonneville, Utah, USA.

The electric streamliner was equipped with two engines of E-formula 1, high technologies, a high power lithium Iron Phosphate battery. This latter is designed and built by
PowerTechSystems
. Well prepared, they were close to break the speed record for an electric car!

An ambitious project of 7m length which provoked deep reactions, increasing renown and curiosity about the future technologies.

Watch this space with new projects ideas as the construction of a racing car… And the participation in a complete season of ” free racing ” (low-cost motor racing).

The project followed by PowerTechSystems :

Find more about :
“Ecole Supérieure des Techniques Aéronautiques et de Construction automobile, Laval” (only in French)
The “Estaca On the Salt” project on Facebook
The PowertechSystems know-how

PowerTech Systems attends to FIRA (International Forum of Agricultural Robotics)

The 2nd edition of the International Forum of Agricultural Robotics organized by NAIO will take place on November 29th and 30th, 2017, in Toulouse.

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This event meets about twenty exhibitors, specialists of the automation and robotics in agriculture. Among them, PowerTechSystems represented by Cyril Bergeaud, CEO, and Olivier Lechable, Sales Director.

2 days of exchanges and discoveries in the presence of experts. For example, it will be possible to meet:

  • Head of Robotics and Automation of the Agri-Epi Center at Harper Adams University as well as the Director of the National Center for Precision Farming, (UK),
  • President and Managing Director, Naïo Technologies, Aymeric Barthes et Gaëtan Severac (France)
  • Professor in agricultural robotics and head of the Robotics and Control Group at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Pal Joan From (Norway)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of CAPAGRO, Isabelle Monpert (France)
  • Venture Analyst and Associate in Anterra Capital, Dan HARBURG (US)
  • Director of Research of the IRSTEA National Institute of Scientific and Technological Research for the Environment and Agriculture, Roland Lenain (France)

In 2025, the agriculture could represent the 2nd robotics market. To understand and know it more, some essential themes will be deal with :

  • « Why robots come to the farm? », animated by Isabel Báez Betancort, journalist, Spanish Medias Agricoles (Espagne)
  • « The drudgery of farm work », animated by Maët Le Lan, Coordinator Experimental Station, Chamber of Agriculture (Brittany) (France)
  • « The new shift in agriculture », animated by Tobias Meyer, journalist, Traction Magazine (Germany)

To know more on :

FIRA exhibition
Lithium-ion applications
Lithium-ion PowerTechSystems Storage Systems