Boston Power’s Battery System For Zero Emission Saabs

Posted on 11. Dec, 2009 by in 2000-2009

Here is the information on Boston Power’s “Swing” Battery system for use in the 100 Zero Emission Saab 9-3s.

It looks very promising and I can’t wait for a day where I could test drive a zero emission Saab. With this program already in play and now with financing, it seems like it’s just a matter of time, and not much either.

Source: Boston Power “Swing 4400”


Boston-Power’s Swing Battery – Electric Vehicle and Transportation Applications

Based on our lithium-ion battery technology platform and designed to meet the requirements of a wide range of transportation systems, the Swing 4400 is one of the most cost effective solutions available today. Swing’s extended cycle and calendar life and high energy density make it 20-50% more efficient in system weight and space compared to existing solutions. The Swing 4400 also provides the high constant and transient power required in many electric vehicle applications.

Some of the key benefits offered by the Swing 4400 over alternative cell technologies include:

* High energy density of 180Wh/kg
* Volumetric density of 420Wh/L
* Industry-leading cycle life:
o Over 1000 cycles at 100% Depth Of Discharge (DOD)
o Over 2000 cycles at 90% DOD
* High constant power of 440W/kg
* Pulse power of 1500 W/kg (2s pulse)
* Flexible and scalable packaging
* Excellent thermal properties
* Nordic Ecolabel accreditation
* UL, UN, and ROHS certifications

Please click here to access the Swing 4400 data sheet.


Nominal capacity 4400 mAh
Nominal voltage 3.7V
Energy density
Gravimetric 180 Wh/kg
Volumetric 420 Wh/L
Power density 440 W/kg
Nominal cell impedance 17m?
Cycle life 100% DOD >1000 cycles
(0.5C discharge at 23°C) 90% DOD >2000 cycles
Max continuous discharge rate 12.0A
(0 -100% SOC)
Allowable pulse capability (10s pulse) 1200 W/kg
Standard charging method (CC-CV) 3.1A (0.7C) to 4.2V
Max charge rate (continuous) 8.8A
10s pulse charge (>8A) and discharge
4.3V to 2.5V
(>20A) cutoff voltages
Nominal cell weight 90g
Temperature range1 Operating2 -20 to +60°C
Storage -30 to +60°C

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  1. Emailboy

    20. Feb, 2010

    I love our Saabs (a 2003 9-3 and a 2001 9-5). We’d buy a ZE 9-3 tomorrow if we could. Why only 100? When will they be in production?

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