Firefly Energy announced that it has begun deploying the first prototypes of its Oasis deep-discharge advanced battery to the nation’s trucking fleets. “We’ve nurtured and developed this technology for more than five years, and to see it deployed in products is a testament to the exceptional execution of the talented team at Firefly Energy,” says Ed Williams, the company’s chief executive officer.
The Oasis Group 31 battery is designed to provide additional sustainable capacity by delivering consistent long run times at consistent throughput levels over a longer number of discharge cycles, providing a solution for numerous applications that require repetitive deep discharges of a battery — most notably the “key-off” power required for supporting truckers’ overnight hotel loads.
Firefly says it has achieved performance gains by removing portions of the lead metal used in traditional lead-acid batteries and replacing it with a microcell composite material that enhances the chemical performance in the battery while resisting degradation. The batteries are recyclable through the existing industry infrastructure, according to the company.
Bergstrom Inc., provider of a no-idle battery-powered HVAC system, is co-marketing the Oasis battery.