Electro Energy Inc. has received an 18-month contract worth $850,000 from the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command to develop BB2590-type Lithium-Ion rechargeable batteries.
All the work will be performed by engineers at Electro Energy's Mobile Energy Plant in Colorado Springs. The company employs about 29 here.
Each EEEI battery will have a capacity of Ah 10, which is 20-30 percent greater than the capacities of currently available batteries of the same type. This high-volume configuration will address numerous Army communication needs.