Chinese scooter manufacturer Niu has selected French battery system expert Forsee Power to provide smart battery systems for its vehicles.
The new partnership between the two companies will see the first battery deliveries in the Q1 2019, and will continue until 2022. The agreement will see Forsee Power provide lithium-ion batteries for N-Series, M-Series and U-Series scooters from Niu.
Forsee Power batteries will meet the Niu range requirements in excess of 80km (50 miles), and will be covered by a two-year warranty. Forsee Power plans to build more than 100,000 batteries for Niu at its Zhongshan facility in Guangdong province.
“This contract confirms the capability of Forsee Power to supply one of the largest stakeholders in the personal mobility market,” said Frederik Baudrier, director of the Smart Life Division at Forsee Power.
“Our longstanding expertise in this market and our understanding of the issues involved are the assets that have enabled us to win this encouraging contract.
“The reliability of our products and the quality of our technologies were also influential factors in our customer’s decision, confirming the effectiveness of our Asian and European market strategy.”