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Development and production of ebike batteries

Interview with Daniel Maiberger, CEO of Akku Vision GmbH

Briefly introduce your company and give us an insight into the goals you are pursuing?
Daniel Maiberger: Akku Vision GmbH was founded in 2011 to distribute replacement batteries for e-bikes. After the rebranding in 2020 and the move to our new location in Haibach near Frankfurt, we do not only develop - produce and distribute replacement batteries, but also supply drive manufacturers and e-bike manufacturers as original equipment manufacturers. Our goal for the future is to become the leading supplier of battery systems in the field of micro-electromobility.

What are your company‘s core competencies?
Maiberger: Our core competence is the development and production of e-bike batteries. These are sold as replacement batteries for established systems under our E-Bike Vision brand or individually developed and manufactured as OEM products according to our customers‘ requirements.

What does your current product portfolio offer and what are the unique product features? Which sales channels have you established? Which new products do you have in the pipeline?
Maiberger: We offer replacement batteries for the most common drive systems, which we constantly adapt to the current technical requirements, so that we can offer our customers the highest range and safest battery. Distribution takes place through long-term partners, from large online stores to all bike dealers in Europe. Dealers can conveniently purchase our batteries via our B2B online store. We are currently focusing on the production of our new EBV E-Bike Battery Intube, compatible with the Bosch* Active (+) / Performance (CX) drive system and are pleased with the high demand and numerous pre-orders.

How about OEM solutions, is that something you also offer and do you focus entirely on Micro Mobility?
Maiberger: With our Bespoke Battery Concept, we offer our OEM customers a complete solution of an Intube battery with up to 864 Wh in the future and the associated peripherals. Currently, the focus is actually on the energy supply for e-bikes, but in the future we will expand our portfolio into other areas.

How can your company compete against the competition from Asia and can you mention your advantages that benefit your customers?
Maiberger: With our own development department at our central location in Germany and the resulting proximity to our customers, we offer short communication channels, fast development times and the best possible response times to fluctuating demands from our customers. Our focus is always on offering the customer the highest energy density and therefore the greatest range with the smallest housing dimensions.

What do you think are the biggest challenges the battery industry will face in the next 5 years?
Maiberger: In addition to the introduction of new technologies with higher energy density with shorter charging times to meet customer needs, the battery industry will face the challenge to continue meeting the continuously growth in demand for mobile energy supplies. The market is growing faster than the supply.
This will only reverse in five to six years, when the giga factories have started to operate in Europe.

What investments are you planning for your company to ensure it is well positioned for the future?
Maiberger: We continue to invest in our facilities and qualified employees and will further expand our warehousing in order to offer our customers the fastest possible response time to increasing demands. Of course, we also optimize our existing products and take into account the necessary requirements for new developments in order to keep the production automated.

When we talk again in 5 years, what has Akku Vision achieved?
Maiberger: If we look back and consider the development of Akku Vision so far, in which we have evolved from a small supplier of replacement e-bike batteries to an industrial company, this development will continue to accelerate over the next five years. The demand for accumulators developed and produced in Europe will boost our growth.

For further information:
Mr Daniel Maiberger Managing Director tel.: +49 (0) 6021 3289288

Haibach, 2022-03-29

Akku Vision introduces first ever intube batteries

German Akku Vision GmbH is reaching a new milestone by launching 2 new intube models to its collection under the wellknown E-bike battery brand E-Bike Vision.

The intube models are compatible to Bosch* Active (Plus) and Performance (CX) drive systems and can be charged with original Bosch* charger. Optionally, Akku Vision offers 3 different chargers with standard 4A and 6A output for faster charging and 2A car charger.

The models are assembled with in-house developed Intelligent eBV Battery Management System (BMS), Gen. 3 and the main features are:

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  • Control of cell and BMS temperature
  • Single cell voltage monitoring
  • Passive cell balancing
  • Battery pack voltage monitoring
    • over voltage protection (cells & pack)
    • deep discharge protection (cells & pack)
  • Battery pack current monitoring
    • for charging
    • for discharging
    • short-circuit protection

Communication port

  • CAN Bus (Bosch* Active / Performance compatible)
  • Compatible with Bosch Diagnostic Tool
  • Integrated Bluetooth Chip for firmware updates

SoC (State of Charge) Display

  • 5 LEDs and communication to HMI for display of SoC and Range

The 17.5 Ah/630 Wh is available from February 2022 with a price tag of recommended retail price of 689.00 € whereas the 12.8 Ah/461 Wh is delivered from March 2022 and it’s recommended retail price is 519.00€

Both models come in horizontal and vertical versions.

For more information:
Mr. Kim Madsen CSO/CMO Mobile: +41 470 6526
Mr. Daniel Maiberger CEO Telephone: +49 (0) 6021 3289288

Haibach, 2022-01-24

Akku Vision launches B2B Shop

As of 23.09 September, Akku Vision has opened their new B2B shop on the www.e-bike-Vision.de homepage. The shop is open for dealers in Germany and Austria and with a few clicks availability, prices and ordering of ebike batteries are conveniently at hand for the customer.

"E-commerce is becoming a vital part of our business and now the dealer can access our shop and place their order 24H any day. We hope our customers will welcome this new buying portal and it will add to our continuous sales growth of replacement batteries". Mr. Daniel Maiberger, CEO.

For more information:
Sales Team, info@akkuvision.de, Phone: +49 (0) 6021 3289288

Haibach, 2021-09-23

Akku Vision lanza al mercado la batería compatible con el motor Panasonic Next Generation

La empresa alemana Akku Vision lanza al mercado 2 nuevos modelos bajo la famosa marca de baterías para bicicletas eléctricas E-Bike Vision.

Para el popular sistema de accionamiento Panasonic 36V Next Generation habrá 2 versiones, de 17Ah (605Wh) y 19Ah (691Wh), ambas desarrolladas y fabricadas en Alemania.
Algunas de sus características principales son la utilización de modernas celdas 18650, un bajo peso de tan solo 3500 gr., conexión inteligente por Bluetooth para actualizaciones y un rendimiento de las baterías de hasta 500 ciclos.

Las baterías son 100 % compatibles con el sistema de accionamiento Panasonic 36V Next Generation y pueden cargarse con el cargador original de Panasonic. Opcionalmente, Akku Vision ofrece 2 cargadores diferentes con una corriente de carga de 4A y 6A para cargar con mayor rapidez.

La batería de 17Ah saldrá al mercado en mayo con un PVR de 989 € y la batería de 19Ah saldrá en julio con un PVR de 1189 €.

Características principales:

  • Tensión nominal 36V
  • Energía nominal 605Wh (17Ah) y 691Wh (19Ah)
  • Celdas 18650
  • Conexión Bluetooth
  • 500 ciclos de carga
  • Carcasa a prueba de salpicaduras IP64
  • Peso aprox.3500g

Para más información
Equipo de ventas, info@akkuvision.de, teléfono: +49 6021 3289288

Haibach, 2021-04-07

E-BIKE VISION CAMBIARÁ SU NOMBRE A AKKU VISION GMBH

Con efecto el 28 de agosto de 2020, la antigua E-Bike Vision GmbH cambiará su nombre a Akku Vision GmbH.

El señor Daniel Maiberger, CEO de Akku Vision GmbH, explica este cambio: «Akku Visión es un nombre adecuado para nuestro futuro negocio, ya que ampliamos nuestra cartera de productos a otras categorías como la intralogística, las aficiones y el tiempo libre, y al mismo tiempo, seguiremos siendo un proveedor de baterías de repuesto de alta calidad compatibles con los sistemas de propulsión de bicicletas eléctricas de las principales marcas».

Para esta expansión, Akku Vision se trasladó en julio a unas nuevas instalaciones de más de 5000 m2. En el nuevo edificio se encuentran las siguientes áreas: almacén, servicio, investigación y desarrollo, administración y producción. Estamos también orgullosos de informar que nuestro sistema de gestión de calidad ha obtenido la certificación ISO 9001.

El equipo de dirección se ha ampliado con los nombramientos del señor Kim Madsen como director de marketing y distribución y del señor Marcel Wilke como director técnico, que dirigirá un nuevo equipo de ingenieros de software y hardware. Ambos cuentan con muchos años de experiencia en sus campos correspondientes y asegurarán la correcta implementación de la estrategia de largo plazo.

«Me alegro mucho de tener la oportunidad de trabajar junto con un equipo tan motivado y entusiasta». Mi trabajo consiste en ampliar nuestro negocio aftermarket, en el cual atendemos actualmente a Alemania, Suiza y los países nórdicos a través de oficinas de ventas y al Benelux a través de nuestro distribuidor MyMicroGroup B.V., además de dirigir internacionalmente nuestra distribución OEM. Vemos que existe una creciente demanda de clientes OEM en lo relativo a sistemas de baterías de fabricación europea y, con los cambios en Akku Vision, sabemos que seremos un socio cualificado y competente», indica Kim Madsen.

Para más información:
Señor Kim Madsen, director de marketing y distribución. Móvil: +41 470 6526
Señor Daniel Maiberger, director general. Teléfono: +49 6021 3289288

Haibach, 2020-08-28