Deka Batteries Teams with Nuvera Fuel Cells

January 09, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Nuvera Fuel Cells Inc. (Cambridge, MA), a designer, developer and manufacturer of fuel cell power systems, and East Penn Manufacturing Co. Inc., a single-site independent battery manufacturer and maker of Deka® batteries, announced they will jointly develop a hybrid battery/fuel cell electric "engine" to power lift trucks and other off-road industrial vehicles used in the material handling and the airport ground support sectors.

According to the agreement, East Penn and Nuvera will engage in an exclusive three-phase, two-year joint development effort. Their objective will be to develop another power solution, which, like lead-acid batteries, is emission-free. The product will be designed to refuel in minutes and be interchangeable with standard battery trays used today.