Musashi announces energy solution project with MOTIVO

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Musashi Seimitsu Industry Co., Ltd. (Head office: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan; President and CEO: Hiroshi Otsuka; “Musashi”) and Musashi Energy Solutions Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, President: Koji Takahashi; “MES”) announced a project with Motivo Engineering (Headquarters: Los Angles, California, USA, President: Allen Goad; “Motivo”), a leading California based product development company, to develop energy solution business opportunities to fully make use of MES’s main product of Lithium Ion Capacitor (LIC) in North America.

MES President Koji Takahashi noted that, “We have selected Motivo to assist our commercialization of our Lithium Ion Capacitor technology. With our core technology expertise and Motivo’s experience across a wide variety of transportation platforms, we are confident customers will be able to enhance their efficiency from both a performance and cost basis.”

Motivo President Allen Goad remarked, “We are thrilled to work with Musashi to showcase the fantastic properties of their Lithium Ion Capacitor technology. With Motivo having worked on everything from the electrification of one-wheel skateboards to 18-wheel class-8 trucks, we see immense customer benefits with the Musashi technology.”

LIC is a new electric storage device which power density and lifetime cycle are much higher than regular lithium ion battery (LIB), yet it does not generate thermal runaway. LIC is used for rapid charge / discharge, energy regeneration, peak assist, etc., which will save power and make effective use of energy. The project will develop business solutions fully utilizing such strengths of LIC in the fields of clean energy societies, DX environment as well as eMobility in North America.

About Musashi:
Musashi Seimitsu Industry Co., Ltd. (Head office: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture; President and CEO: Hiroshi Otsuka; “Musashi”) is a global auto parts Tier1 company for automobiles and motorcycles, whose headquarters is located in Toyohashi, Japan. It has 35 manufacturing sites spreading across Europe, North and South America, China, and South East Asia. Musashi specializes in designing, developing and manufacturing products such as Differential Assemblies, Transmission Gears and Assemblies, and Linkage and Suspension (L&S) products especially for the future automobiles including electric and autonomous vehicles. Musashi is also generating and expanding new businesses through open innovation with global startups to contribute to the SDGs in wider business domains. Musashi AI, a leading-edge AI technology subsidiary to lead Industry 4.0, is one of the examples.

About MES:
Musashi Energy Solutions (Headquarters: Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture, President: Koji Takahashi) is a pioneer in the world's first mass production of lithium-ion capacitors (LIC). LIC has features such as high output, long life, and high safety, and is making a leap toward the realization of a carbon-neutral society where the electrification of mobility such as motorcycles and four-wheeled vehicles and the promotion of renewable energy utilization are required.

About Motivo:
Motivo Engineering is an innovation engineering firm headquartered in California, USA. Motivo has helped clients develop and globally deploy technologies ranging from driverless cars to automated planting robots. Motivo’s unique innovation framework has reduced the risks in transformative product development for clients ranging from early stage start-ups to global conglomerates in the mobility, ag-tech and aerospace market segments.