The consortium is formed of the MTC, Electrovaya, the CRR, Unipart Manufacturing, RDVS, Bluebird Innovation Group, Loughborough University and Cenex and part funded by the Technology Strategy Board. Work has begun on designing the automated assembly process for the battery packs. A team at MTC have been testing different connection techniques for joining the tabs of the cell pouches. Techniques tested include ultrasonic welding, clamping, electron beam welding, clinching, soldering, clamping and gluing. The joint strength, vibration resistance, electrical conductivity and corrosion resistance were tested for each of these techniques. For the latest project information, please visit the project website . For further information on this project please contact Josie Arendorf.