Suzuki Solio Hybrid SZ

Hitachi Automotive’s lightweight, compact lithium-ion battery module featured on Suzuki’s all-new Solio and Solio Bandit hybrids

Hitachi Automotive Systems announced that its lightweight, compact lithium-ion battery module is featured on the power packs (100 volt lithium-ion battery & inverter) of the all-new Suzuki Solio and Solio Bandit hybrid models.

This lithium-ion battery module was manufactured through the know-how of Hitachi Vehicle Energy, a Hitachi Group company, in mass production and quality control cultivated over many years. The module combines a high performance, highly reliable battery cell with a voltage detection board into a single unit.

Through the use of a resin case, the battery module is 35% lighter relative to previous modules. This compact module is also easy to mount as its height has been lowered by 37%.

In 1999, Hitachi Automotive Systems became the first company to launch an automotive lithium-ion battery business and has since supplied over 10 million lithium-ion battery cells for a wide range of hybrid models including passenger cars as well as buses and trucks for commercial use.

(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)