Power and Mobility (P&M)

Saft’s Xcelion 6T 28V Lithium Ion Batteries

by Scott Ferguson; Candice Brenner; Jasmine Cox; Keith Hensley; Nicole Ruth


Saft has continued to develop lithium-ion replacement batteries for the traditional lead-acid batteries for use in military vehicles. Saft’s 24 volt Xcelion 6T® delivers power at high rate that surpasses the delivered capacity of two lead-acid batteries. The battery design is tailored to support high rates, even at extreme cold temperatures, to support the mission needs for silent watch and starting for military vehicles. An additional design variant is now available, the Xcelion 6T Energy, to provide 30% more energy while still delivering excellent cranking capability. Both products are industrialized and in use in large new vehicle programs. Additionally, development continues on a MIL-PRF-32565 compliant version with release to market expected in 2019.