Although crucial for urban development, construction machinery suffers from a poor reputation, as it is often noisy and a big polluter. Making the switch to electric could restore their image. The only problem? Battery life, which will need to last through a whole day of work at full productivity.
WATTALPS has the solution: high-performance modular batteries (30 kWh–1 MWh). These batteries make it possible to electrically power vehicles while achieving the same level of performance as heat engines. With their exceptional capacity and liquid cooling systems, these batteries eliminate harmful emissions and reduce noise levels—an innovation that’s sure to keep construction sites on good terms with the city!
The solution was awarded the “contribution to the environment” mention for precisely these reasons.
As our name indicates, we’re always looking to reach new heights here at WATTALPS. With their 45 years of cumulative experience designing, manufacturing and using industrial batteries, our three associates are leveraging the better part of their skills and energy in order to tackle new challenges.
We noticed that industrial vehicles couldn’t switch to electrical solutions because they didn't have access to high-performance batteries. We knew we could bring them the solution by combining two innovations developed at the CEA. That’s why we launched our start-up.
Any recent good news?
WATTALPS has just secured €2.2 M of financing in order to support its growth and keep pace with strong market demand.
La chose la plus inattendue que votre start-up vous ait amené à faire ?
End up in a restaurant with my two partners on Valentine’s Day evening!
In what way does your project revolutionise your category?
We can cut our customers’ initial investment by at least a factor of ten, while achieving a two-thirds reduction in the development time needed to gain access to high-performance batteries. We’re working on the entire lifecycle of our products in order to make zero-emissions sites a reality by recycling our worksite batteries.