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  • Bob Kirchner Kirchner

    Member
    August 23, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    I may be getting this wrong, but from a quick look at Flux Power’s website, I don’t think they produce their own cells. Their business seems more to be the production of plug and play LiFePO4 upgrades for lead-acid powered heavy equipment: they make integrated replacement packs and Battery Management Systems, but not the cells themselves.

    Even if they do make their own cells, LiFePO4 would be an unusual choice for Aptera, given the chemistry’s low gravimetric density and Aptera’s emphasis on low weight. It’s also a poor choice for cold climates.

    It does offer a low risk of fire, though. Also: cheaper!