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Industrial Lithium-ion Battery

Toshiba Rechargeable Battery SCiBTM

Toshiba SCiB™ is a highly safe rechargeable battery with six outstanding characteristics. By using oxide-based materials (Lithium Titanium Oxide), SCiB™ is designed to prevent thermal runaway resulting from short circuiting caused by physical stress.


Furthermore, SCiB™ has various superior characteristics, including a long life exceeding 20,000 charge/discharge (0%~100%) cycles, rapid charging time of 6 minutes, input/output current densities comparable with capacitors, and operation at temperatures as low as -30°C.

KEY Features


Low risk of fire or explosion


Cycle life of 20,000 times or more


Rapidly charges to about 80% of the capacity in 6 minutes

Performance at low temperature

Usable even at -30oC

High input/

Large current for both input and output

Wide effective SOC* range

Available SOC range of 0 to 100%

*20Ah cell level test result under fixed conditions
** SOC: State of Charge


Toshiba’s SCiB™ rechargeable battery used in various fields

SCiB™ is active in a wide range of industries and locations and in a wide range of fields.

Hybrid Electric Vehicles

The high input/output capability of SCiB™ makes it possible to efficiently store the large electric energy generated during deceleration and braking, improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions.

Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

Battery systems composed of small SCiB™ cells help realize safe, long-life, and rapidly rechargeable electric vehicles.

Automotive Starter Battery

Featuring high power and long life even at low temperature, SCiB™ is a replacement for automotive lead-acid batteries.


SCiB™ allows cranes to efficiently use the large kinetic energy that is generated while freight containers are lowered, contributing to improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions.

Electric Ships

The minimum battery space required by SCiB™ makes it possible to secure spacious cabin. SCiB™ enables efficient operations of electric ferries with a small quantity of batteries.

Electric Buses

Electric buses using SCiB™ can be charged in a short period of time, such as, while they are at a bus stop. A reduction in the quantity of batteries makes it possible to secure a spacious passenger cabin and reduce costs.

Hybrid Buses

SCiB™ allows buses and other large vehicles to efficiently convert large kinetic energy into electric energy.

Hybrid Trucks

While a truck is on a downward slope, SCiB™ efficiently recovers the regenerated energy so as to be able to assist in climbing an upward slope later, improving fuel economy. The recovered energy can also be used by an air conditioner and a refrigerator while the engine is idle.


SCiB™ is suitable for the electrification of diesel locomotives. It can also be used to provide electric energy while a train is running on non-electrified sections and even in the event of emergency.

AGVs and AMRs

SCiB™ eliminates battery replacement because of its outstanding rapid-charging performance, enabling unattended operations of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).

Electric Power Systems

Storage battery systems composed of long-life and high-reliability SCiB™ enables frequency regulation of power grids.


SCiB™ helps realize small, light uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, improving space utilization and reducing battery replacement costs.


SCiB™ enables safe, small battery systems to support the development of IoT infrastructure because of its outstanding characteristics, including its high input/output density close to that of capacitors, long life, and low-temperature operation.


While conventional drones require battery replacement, SCiB™ makes it possible to create new drones that eliminate the need for battery replacement.


Low risk of fire or explosion from internal short circuit caused by external pressure or other factors.

Long Lasting

Minimal capacity degradation even after more than 20,000 cycles of 0%~100% charging and discharging.

Revolution in SCiB™

SCiB™ can be used in a wide range of applications, such as automotive, railway, industrial equipment, power equipment and power

Suzuki Motor Corporation
Mild Hybrid

This battery has been adopted for low-fuel- consumption technologies that effectively use regenerative energy at deceleration.

Proterra, Inc
Rapid-Charge-Type Electric Bus

This battery has been adopted for rapid-charge-type electric buses in operation in California and other 11 states in the United States.

Van Hool
Hybrid-type tram bus

This battery has been adopted for hybrid-type tram buses in operation in cities in Europe.

Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Hybrid-type battery-powered boat

This battery has been adopted for the rapid-charge hybrid-type boat “RAICHO-N”.

Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
Power supply device for running in emergency

This battery has been adopted for power supply devices for running in emergency in Tokyo Metro Ginza Line 1000-series cars.

TOBU Railway CO., LTD.
Regenerative battery device

This battery has been adopted for regenerative battery devices to effectively use the regenerative electricity generated by deceleration of a railcar.

Tohoku Electric Power Network Co., Inc.
Battery system for the Minami-soma Substation

This battery has been adopted for measures to balance the demand and supply due to diffusion of recyclable energy.

Willey Battery Utility, LLC
Battery system for adjustment of electricity demand and supply

This battery has been adopted for large battery systems for adjustment of electricity demand and supply in the United States

L-Kougen Co. Ltd.
Solar power light

This battery has been adopted for street light systems that store the electricity generated by solar power panels and activates night lights.

Uninterruptible power supply (UPS)

This battery has been adopted for uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) that serve as backup power supplies for critical loads including small servers to large data centers.

Power-outage continuous operation function

This battery has been adopted for the elevator that moves continuously in the case of power outage.

Toshiba Corporation
Automated guided vehicle (AGV)

This battery has been adopted for automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in the production line in Kashiwazaki Factory of Toshiba Corporation.

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