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Alcoa, Altairnano team-up on nano-titanate battery pack for hybrid trucks

Alcoa's AFL Automotive Business and Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. have signed an agreement to develop a battery pack system for medium-duty hybrid trucks. The firms will combine Alcoa’s expertise in vehicle electrical distribution systems and power management electronics with Altairnano’s nano-titanate battery technology.

The agreement provides for the delivery of an integrated battery pack system for the medium-duty hybrid truck market using Altairnano's NanoSafe battery technology and AFL Automotive's electrical interconnect and application technology to integrate the battery pack system into the vehicle's electrical architecture.

"This presents a new business opportunity for AFL Automotive as we pursue adding power storage to the overall advanced power management system that we currently supply the automotive industry," said Allen Zwierzchowski, president, Worldwide Components Alcoa AFL Automotive.

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