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Hyperdrive Innovation, UK-based developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion battery technology for electric vehicles and battery energy storage systems, has passed the United Nation’s rigorous transportation safety test to export its products worldwide without hindrance.

The globally-recognised certification, UN38.3, means the company can distribute its modular 48V high performance energy storage systems to international markets without costly and lengthy delays in shipping.

UN38.3 is a worldwide legal requirement for transporting lithium-ion products. The safety test requires manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries to pass eight sections including altitude simulation, thermal testing, vibration, shock, external short circuit, impact, overcharge and forced discharge during air, ground, sea and rail transportation.

Hyperdrive’s high performance energy systems are designed to power a wide range of applications found in major cities across the world, from automotive passenger to municipal vehicles, airport ground fleets, autonomous pods and warehouse robots.

Allan Cairns, CEO of Hyperdrive Innovation, says: “This is a game changer for Hyperdrive. We can now engage with large brands across the world, knowing that with official UN certification, our batteries will not be held up before shipping, costing us significant time and money. We’re in a period of substantial growth, and this certification is a key driver for our export strategy.”