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GS YUASA supplies Lithium-ion Battery System for new Model Cable Car.

Cable cars without overhead wiring for better scenery

Oyama Cable Car’s new model car with lithium-ion battery modules from YUASA
Oyama Cable Car’s new model car with lithium-ion battery modules from YUASA.

GS Yuasa Corporation supplied lithium-ion battery system for new wiring-less cable car model of Oyama Kanko Dentetsu Co., Ltd. for the renovated Oyama Cable Car. The battery system eliminated the need for overhead wiring.

The Oyama Cable Car is operated by the Oyama Kanko Dentetsu and covers a distance of 800 meters in total, climbing to a height of 280 meters in about 6 minutes one way. The passengers have a bird’s-eye view of the Sagami Bay from the car and can enjoy the nature of Oyama. The cable cars were renovated, to mark the 50th anniversary of its inception, under the concept of “the observation car with a view of Oyama’s unique vista and landscapes” for the first time in 50 years.

Till now, the electricity used in the cable car for the lighting and broadcasting equipment was supplied through the wiring, while in the new model the electricity is supplied by GS Yuasa’s lithium-ion batteries. This enabled the removal of the overhead wiring, which made it even more convenient for the passengers to enjoy the view from the cable car. The lithium-ion batteries installed in the cars are recharged from the power lines while they stop at each station. GS Yuasa will continue with its endeavor to realize a comfortable and affluent society utilizing its latest energy technology.

Overview of the lithium-ion battery system:

Module format: LIM50E-7G1-C1 (7 cell module)
Structure: 2 modules x 2 (28 cells)
Charger model: TWT24-2 x 10
Nominal voltage: 28.7V / 20A

About YUASA Battery (Europe) Ltd

Yuasa are one of the world’s largest global manufacturers of Lead-Acid and Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. For over 30 years, Yuasa Battery Europe Ltd have been Europe’s leading battery supplier and the number one choice for quality, performance and reliability. Yuasa Battery Europe Ltd consists of five sales companies and one battery manufacturing company - with sales and distribution centres in Swindon, Milan, Lyon, Madrid and Dusseldorf.

Yuasa Europe’s product range includes some of the most well-recognised, trusted and high quality battery products for use in a diverse range of automotive, motorcycle, industrial and standby power applications. A subsidiary of the world renowned GS Yuasa Corporation, they lead the industry in the development, manufacture and distribution of energy storage solutions.

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