A member of the Piston Group companies, Piston Automotive announced a new partnership with Our Next Energy (ONE), a developer of energy storage technology, to manufacture EV batteries at Piston Automotive’s facility located in Van Buren Township, Michigan.
“We are thrilled to partner with Our Next Energy,” said Vinnie Johnson, Founder and Chairman, Piston Group. “Our collaborative relationship and combined experience in electrification design and manufacturing assembly will be evident in the quality of the battery packs that we produce for the next generation of electric commercial vehicles.”
The new venture will mass-produce ONE’s Aries battery pack, which uses Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) chemistry in a Structural Cell to Pack architecture. In simple terms, this allows ONE’s customers to increase range and reduce cost while eliminating nickel- and-cobalt supply chain and safety concerns.
“When the project with ONE surfaced, we knew it would be a great opportunity to explore,” said Bob Holloway, President, Piston Automotive. “Our commitment to growth and product expansion over the past decade with other EV industry-leading partners has been a key foundation to our success. Piston Automotive’s expertise in battery assembly process design, testing and service, combined with ONE’s innovative battery pack design is an exciting opportunity and a great fit for our long-term strategy.”