Kautex Pentatonic Battery System Showcased at CES

TROY, MI – Kautex Textron, a subsidiary of Textron Inc., recently showcased a customized version of its Pentatonic Battery System at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) as part of Stellantis’ RAM Revolution exhibit. This concept design is part of Stellantis’ vision for next-generation vehicle design and technology.

The Pentatonic system is a lightweight, customizable solution made from thermoplastic or composite metal hybrid. It offers several advantages over traditional steel and aluminum counterparts, including improved thermal management and insulation, corrosion resistance, and reductions of up to 40% in CO2 footprint and 60% in weight. Additionally, the one-shot production process simplifies the system and reduces the bill of materials.

“The Pentatonic system is designed to help OEMs reduce overall weight, improve their CO2 footprint, and simplify production,” said Richard Brooks, Vice President of Sales at Kautex. “By working closely with customers, our design engineers can develop a customized solution that allows OEMs to meet their design requirements at a competitive price.”

The system has recently won several awards, including the Enabler Technology Award from the Internationale Gesellschaft für Kunststofftechnik and a Langxuan Innovation Award in China. Furthermore, the system has undergone rigorous testing according to internationally recognized standards, including the Chinese GB 38031 standard and the ECR R100 from the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE). It successfully met requirements for tests including mechanical shock, crush, drop, vibration and bottom impact testing.


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