Ener1 has agreed to deliver its automotive-grade, lithium-ion battery cells, designed for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, for use in its Lightning SuperBike.

The company will also deliver cells for Lightning’s commuter motorcycle and scooter, which will be developed over the next few years.

Apart from the supply and distribution agreement, Lightning Motorcycles will also serve as an end-user distributor for Ener1’s PHEV and EV lithium-ion cells.

Ener1 president Chris Cowger said the company’s partnership with Lightning will help it to sell more PHEV and EV cells and energy storage solutions into the growing e-bike market.

US-based City Ener1 is an energy storage technology company that develops compact, lithium-ion-powered battery solutions for the transportation, utility grid and industrial electronics markets.