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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 brengt een accu op de markt die compatibel is met de Next Generation aandrijving van Panasonic

De Duitse firma Akku Vision brengt twee nieuwe modellen op de markt onder het bekende e-bike accumerk E-Bike Vision.

Voor het populaire Panasonic 36 V Next Generation aandrijfsysteem komen er twee versies, 17 Ah (605 Wh) en 19 Ah (691 Wh), die allebei in Duitsland zijn ontwikkeld en geproduceerd.
Enkele van de belangrijkste kenmerken zijn het gebruik van moderne 18650 cellen, een licht gewicht van slechts 3500 gram, een slimme bluetooth-connectiviteit voor updates en de accu's bieden tot 500 laadcycli.

De accu's zijn volledig compatibel met het Panasonic 36 V Next Generation aandrijfsysteem en kunnen met de originele Panasonic lader worden opgeladen. Als optie biedt Akku Vision twee verschillende opladers met een laadstroom van 4 A en 6 A voor het sneller opladen van de accu.

De 17 Ah accu komt in mei uit met een adviesprijs van € 989,- en de 19 Ah accu komt in juli uit met een adviesprijs van € 1.189,-.

Belangrijkste kenmerken:

  • Nominale spanning 36 V
  • Nominale energie 605 Wh (17 Ah) en 691 Wh (19 Ah)
  • 18650 cellen
  • Geïntegreerde bluetooth-connectiviteit
  • 500 laadcycli
  • IP64 spatwaterdichte behuizing
  • Gewicht ca. 3500 g.

Voor meer informatie:
Verkoopteam, info@akkuvision.de, telefoon: +49 6021 3289288

Haibach, 2021-04-07

E-BIKE VISION WORDT AKKU VISION GMBH

Met ingang van 28 augustus 2020 wordt E-Bike Vision GmbH omgedoopt tot Akku Vision GmbH.

De heer Daniel Maiberger, CEO van Akku Vision GmbH geeft toelichting op deze naamsverandering: "Akku Vision past beter als naam voor ons toekomstige bedrijf, aangezien we ons productportfolio op andere categorieën, zoals intralogistiek, hobby en vrije zullen expanderen. Tegelijkertijd willen we een leverancier blijven van kwalitatief hoogwaardige vervangende accu‘s die compatibel zijn met de leidende merken voor e-bike aandrijfsystemen."

Voor deze uitbreiding is Akku Vision al in juli verhuisd naar een nieuwe ruimte van meer dan 5.000 m². In deze nieuwe gebouwen zullen de volgende afdeling worden gehuisvest: magazijn, service, onderzoek en ontwikkeling, management en productie. We zijn ook trots te kunnen meedelen dat ons kwaliteitsmanagementsysteem het ISO 9001-certificaat heeft behaald.

Het managementteam is uitgebreid met de benoeming van de heer Kim Madsen als sales- en marketingmanager en van de heer Marcel Wilke als hoofd technische dienst, die een nieuw team van hard- en software-ingenieurs zal gaan leiden. Ze hebben allebei een jarenlange ervaring op hun eigen gebied en zullen ervoor zorgen dat de langetermijnstrategie op de juiste manier zal worden uitgevoerd.

"Ik ben erg blij met deze mogelijkheid om met zo'n gemotiveerd en enthousiast team samen te mogen werken. Mijn taak is onze aftermarket-business uit te breiden, waarin we momenteel Duitsland, Zwitserland en Scandinavië bedienen via onze eigen verkoopkantoren en de BeNeLux via onze distributeur MyMicroGroup B.V. en onze OEM-verkoop internationaal te leiden. We zien een groeiende vraag van OEM-klanten naar in Europa geproduceerde accusystemen en met de veranderingen binnen Akku Vision weten we dat we een gekwalificeerde en competente partner zullen zijn", zegt Kim Madsen.

Voor meer informatie:
De heer Kim Madsen, sales- en marketingmanager, gsm: +41 470 6526
De heer Daniel Maiberger, directeur, telefoon: +49 (0) 6021 3289288

Haibach, 2020-08-28