GS Yuasa’s Lithium-ion Battery System Installed in the New-Generation Electric Powered Carrier NeGEM


A lithium-ion battery system manufactured and sold by GS Yuasa Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6674; “GS Yuasa”) has been adopted by Nippon Sharyo Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 7102; “Nippon Sharyo”) for its new-generation electric powered carrier NeGEM that was released in July 2014 as the first of its type in the world.

Nippon Sharyo recently developed NeGEM as an environmentally-friendly and highly-economic carrier. Up until now, it has been common for large diesel engines to be used as the power source for heavy load vehicles that carry heavy objects (carriers) at locations such as steelworks or shipyards. In contrast, GS Yuasa’s lithium-ion battery module LIM50E-8 has been installed as the power source for NeGEM. This lithium-ion battery system has been jointly developed by GS Yuasa and Nippon Sharyo through many running tests.

GS Yuasa’s lithium-ion batteries have been widely adopted for special uses such as satellites, railway cars and material handling systems. GS Yuasa will work towards developing automotive batteries in response to growing demand for electric vehicles including hybrid cars and plug-in hybrid cars while working to increase applications in industrial fields in order to contribute to the reduction of our society’s burden on the environment.

[Characteristics of NeGEM]

During EV operations there are no exhaust gas emissions or engine noise, which provides a comfortable working environment.
Plug-in charging is supported from AC 200V power sources that are commonly used in locations such as factories.
In the case of long cruising ranges, operation is possible while recharging with a small engine driven generator.

[LIM50E-8 specifications]

Capacity (Ah) 47. 5 Weight (kg) 17. 5
Nominal voltage (V) 29. 6 External dimensions (mm) W:215 x D:414 x H:135
Maximum charging current (A) 125 Operating temperature limit () Discharging:20 to 40 Charging: 10 to 40
Maximum discharge current (A) 300 Operating humidity range (%) 0 to 90

[Specifications for storage batteries installed in NeGEM]

Structure LIM50E-8, 20 units connected in series / 2 units connected in parallel
Amount of electricity (kWh) 57
Nominal voltage (V) 592

  1. Industrial-use lithium-ion battery module LIM50E-8
  2. NeGEM developed by Nippon Sharyo






About GS Yuasa Corporation
GS Yuasa Corporation was established in 2004 by the merger of Japan Storage Battery Co., Ltd and YUASA Battery. GS Yuasa develops and manufactures batteries and power supply systems for a wide range of special applications. The company’s high-performance, high-quality batteries are installed in sea, land, and aerospace environments, from depths of 6,500 meters below the ocean surface to 36,000 kilometers in space. (Japanese) (English)

About GS Yuasa Technology, LTD (GYT)
GS Yuasa Technology is a subsidiary of GS Yuasa Corporation located in Kyoto, Japan. GYT designs and manufacturers large format lithium ion cells for aerospace and specialty applications.
1-37 Osadano-cho Fukuchiyama-shi
Kyoto pref. 620-0853, Japan
Phone: 81-773-20-2630

About GS Yuasa Lithium Power (GYLP)
GS Yuasa Lithium Power, Inc. is the United States subsidiary of GS Yuasa focused on large format lithium ion battery system manufacturing for US customers. Primary products are lithium-ion battery systems for aerospace, undersea, and defense applications.

For additional information, please contact:

GS Yuasa Lithium Power, Inc

1150 Northmeadow PKWY Suite 118 Roswell, GA 30076 USA 888.GSYUASA (888.479.8272) 678.892.7501 (fax)