Vanguard Power Awarded Electrification Newsmaker of the Year at Diesel Progress Summit


Vanguard Lithium Ion Battery Pack

The Vanguard Commercial Lithium-Ion Battery, the latest innovation from Vanguard Power, was recognized as part of the winning application for Electrification Newsmaker of the Year at the inaugural Diesel Progress Awards in Louisville, Kentucky, on September 20, 2019.

The award recognized the collaboration between Vanguard and ARGO® XTV, a manufacturer of extreme terrain vehicles, to apply the first Vanguard Battery solution to an ARGO UGV. Vanguard developed the customized Vanguard Lithium-Ion Battery, Battery Management System and battery charger to work seamlessly together to deliver efficient power and performance.

The resulting battery pack is the only fully integrated, complete battery solution available on the market. The flexible, easy to install batteries offer superior power and performance.

The judges made the following comments regarding the selection of the Vanguard/ARGO application as the Electrification Newsmaker of the Year: “Briggs & Stratton and ARGO are to be congratulated for a very innovative development of an electric unmanned ground vehicle using one of the first serviceable, scalable batteries in the industry.”

“We’re proud to be selected for this award in conjunction with ARGO,” said Michelle Gross, senior director marketing, NA Engines and Power. “The Vanguard Commercial Battery provides quiet, scalable and emissions-free power, and we look forward to applying this solution to more OEM applications.”