Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover makes US debut at CES 2019

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The first Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle from the EQ brand made its US premiere at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. EQ also offers comprehensive services with Mercedes me connect, which makes electric mobility convenient and suitable for everyday driving. Electric (Battery

2019 151

Pecan Street launches Texas’ first grid-connected vehicle-to-grid research and testing center

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Pecan Street estimates that each electric vehicle connected to this kind of dispatchable system could power a home for two to five hours or power up to five homes for about an hour each. Electric (Battery) V2XAustin, Texas-based energy research organization Pecan Street Inc.

2019 148

Audi involved in EEBUS standard for intelligent connection of EVs and buildings

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However, this requires all large power generators and consumers to be connected in order to ensure intelligent control of power requirements. The devices are connected via a home energy management system (HEMS). Connected vehicles Electric (Battery) Standards V2X

2019 102

World’s largest electric ferry completes maiden voyage; 4.3MWh Leclanché battery system

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The world’s largest all-electric ferry, named E-ferry Ellen , made its first commercial trip on 15 August, connecting the ports of Søby and Fynshav, on the islands of Aerø and Als, in southern Denmark. Batteries Electric (Battery) Ports and Marine

2019 151

EV Connect and GM partner to enhance charging experience for Bolt EV drivers

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EV Connect has announced a collaboration with General Motors, through which EV Connect will help GM improve Chevrolet Bolt EV drivers’ charging experience with dynamic charge station data, including insights on station status. With 6,000 charge ports under contract through its EV Cloud, EV Connect is the largest open platform in the US. By collaborating with EV Connect, we are continuing our efforts to remove obstacles for drivers looking to charge their EV on the go.

2019 86

Gogoro introduces VIVA ultralight electric smartscooter; battery swapping

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VIVA leverages Gogoro’s Smartscooter electric powertrain, smartphone connectivity and battery swapping in a lightweight urban design for shorter, quicker trips. VIVA rides like a Gogoro but is optimized for shorter rides and uses a single battery, a first for a Gogoro Smartscooter.

2019 108

Audi testing second-life EV batteries in factory vehicles

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Audi is testing factory vehicles powered by used lithium-ion batteries at its main plant in Ingolstadt. Factory vehicles in Audi’s production plants such as fork-lift trucks and tow tractors have so far been powered by lead-acid batteries. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

2019 158

INFINITI unveils QX Inspiration EV concept at NAIAS 2019

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At NAIAS 2019, INFINITI unveiled the QX Inspiration midsize SUV concept, previewing the brand’s first fully electric vehicle. The cabin incorporates technologies to create a welcoming environment while assisting drivers and connecting occupants to the world around them.

2019 103

Toyota to show production-ready ultra-compact BEV at 2019 Tokyo Motor Show; introducing new BEV business model

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Toyota Motor will display its new, production-ready Ultra-compact BEV (battery electric vehicle) at the FUTURE EXPO special exhibition of the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show ahead of the vehicle’s planned commercial launch in Japan in 2020. km long path connecting Aomi and Ariake.

2019 78

Interplex introduces Cell-PLX battery interconnect systems

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Interplex, a leading provider of customized application solutions, has announced availability of the new Cell-PLX custom battery interconnect systems. As battery applications rapidly advance, flexibility and customization is key to success. Batteries

2019 95

Didi Chuxing sets up JV with China EV maker BAIC-BJEV; next-gen connected car systems; Transportation Brain

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Ltd (JingJu) aims to combine the two companies’ strengths in new energy fleet operation and AI transportation solutions to develop next-generation connected-car systems. Public transportation data resources and DiDi analytics are now connected.

2019 103

BYTON shows interior of M-Byte SUV production model at CES 2019

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BYTON revealed more about the interior of its first production model, the M-Byte SUV ( earlier post ), at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas. BYTON users will have access to BYTON Life, an open digital ecosystem that connects applications, data, and smart devices.

2019 108

Japan team evaluates battery-assisted low-cost hydrogen production from solar energy

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Researchers from Japan’s NIMS (National Institute for Materials Science), the University of Tokyo and Hiroshima University have jointly conducted a techno-economic analysis for hydrogen production from photovoltaic power generation (PV) utilizing a battery-assisted electrolyzer.

2019 164

Fort Worth buying four New Flyer electric buses for new zero-emission route

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The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (Trinity Metro) has awarded New Flyer a contract for four heavy-duty, thirty-five-foot Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric buses. Trinity Metro’s first Xcelsior CHARGE was unveiled in Fort Worth during a May 2019 event, which previewed The Dash service.

MAHLE Powertrain presents new prototype 48-volt battery for mild-hybrid vehicles

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MAHLE Powertrain is presenting a new, prototype 48-volt battery with optimized battery cooling and cell chemistry to enable increased charge and discharge rates. Optimal battery cooling guarantees charge/discharge performance and battery durability. 48V Batteries Hybrids

2019 85

Bosch developing cloud-based swarm intelligence services to augment EV battery management systems

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To help electric vehicle batteries last longer, Bosch is developing new cloud services that supplement the individual vehicles’ battery-management systems. Bosch is connecting electric-vehicle batteries with the cloud. Its data-based services mean we can substantially improve batteries’ performance and extend their service life. The aim is to optimize battery performance, thus benefiting both drivers and fleet operators within DiDi’s ecosystem.

2019 87

Georgia Tech team develops conversion-type iron-fluoride Li battery cathode with solid polymer electrolyte

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Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (LIB) is considered to be the most promising candidate to meet the future demands for energy storage devices including portable electronics and electric transportation. Batteries Solid-state

2019 106

GM unveils digital vehicle platform; 4.5 TB/h; installed on new Cadillac CT5, rollout to most GM vehicles globally by 2023

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General Motors President Mark Reuss unveiled the company’s all-new electronic platform necessary for its next-generation of vehicles, EVs, active safety, infotainment and connectivity features, and the evolution of the Super Cruise driver assistance feature.

2019 133

Audi opens 1.9 MWh battery storage unit on EUREF Campus in Berlin

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Audi has opened Germany’s largest multi-use battery energy storage unit on the EUREF Campus in Berlin. MWh and uses used lithium-ion batteries from development vehicles to test various interaction scenarios between electric cars and the power grid.

2019 125

Volkswagen using Continental in-car application server in ID. electric vehicles

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The ICAS1 supports a range of vehicle connectivity features such as the ability to install new functions and safety updates in the vehicle via a wireless connection. At the same time, the server architecture offers a seamless connection to the digital world of mobile services and data.

2019 90

Mercedes-Benz opens new testing facility for electromagnetic compatibility and antenna systems

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Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is a key prerequisite for connectivity, autonomous driving, shared vehicles, and electric drivetrains. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Electric (Battery

2019 127

Daimler takes minority stake in Sila Nanotechnologies; next-generation lithium-ion battery materials

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Daimler AG has acquired a minority equity stake in US battery material specialist Sila Nanotechnologies Inc. Founded in 2011, Sila Nano is a developer of new battery materials which outperform existing lithium-ion technologies. Batteries Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

2019 112

ZTE and Deutsche Telekom develop second version of CarConnect smart adapter

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With the associated app driving routes can be planned, the vehicle location can be called up and shared, or vehicle-specific data such as battery voltage can be recorded. Car drivers connect the adapter as usual via the OBD2 port of their car. Connected vehicles

2019 102

BAE Systems unveils next-generation electric propulsion system for transit buses

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BAE Systems unveiled its next-generation full battery electric power and propulsion system for transit buses. Instead, it uses electric motors, controls, and batteries. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

2019 135

Continental to begin series production of new integrated electric axle drive this year

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Continental is presenting its third generation of electric powertrains at the IAA 2019, with the new, very high-performance, light and compact axle drive set to take to the roads in various electric models from several Chinese and European manufacturers later this year.

2019 150

XALT Energy, HED develop XBV telematics system for battery-electric powertrains

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As commercial vehicle manufacturers and fleet owners transition to battery-electric powertrains, they must manage a new set of mobility variables. Factors such as the battery system’s state-of-charge (SOC), overall health, driving range and charging times are critical considerations in optimizing urban and long-haul transportation networks that rely upon this alternate fuel option. XALT’s knowledge of battery systems and controls paired well with HED’s CANect Telematics.

2019 60

UL establishes new electric vehicle battery laboratory in China to advance battery, charging systems safety

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UL, a leading global safety science organization, is establishing a large-scale electric vehicle (EV) battery laboratory to support the growing EV market. To be fully operational by April 2020 and located in Changzhou, China, the facility will be one of the most advanced in the world and provide comprehensive EV battery testing and advisory services for EV automotive and battery manufacturers as well as top suppliers. 3D printing Batteries China

2019 75

Batteries won: BMW confirms i3 REx range extender is on its way to extinction

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The rapid progress of lithium-ion battery-cell energy density and the growth of fast-charging networks have together helped write the epitaph for BMW’s range-extending technology, badged REx on the BMW i3.

2019 65

Lexus introduces the UX 300e, its first EV, in China; on sale in China and Europe in 2020

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Lexus is introducing its first battery electric vehicle (BEV), the UX 300e, at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition. kWh battery pack located directly underneath the floor of the cabin deliver a low center of gravity and a driving range of 400 km (249 miles).

2019 101

Fraunhofer researchers develop technique to produce aluminum windings for motors

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Due to the better connection to the laminated core and more favorable utilization of the installation space results in a much better thermal and electromagnetic behavior. Electric (Battery) Materials Motors

2019 107

Electric Volvo XC40 features new infotainment system powered by Android with Google technologies built-in

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Volvo Cars also continues to develop software and connected services, using its growing force of software engineers and its digital services platform Volvo On Call. Connected vehicles Electric (Battery) HMI

2019 92

XALT introduces low-profile Li-ion battery pack for commercial vehicles; scalable high-density storage

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XALT Energy introduced a new low-profile, high-energy-density battery pack for commercial vehicles at Busworld 2019. XALT’s XPAND family of heavy-duty lithium-ion battery systems are designed to resolve these concerns. Batteries Heavy-duty

2019 78

HELLA develops battery solutions for 48V mild hybrid vehicles

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With its new Dual Voltage Battery Management System and PowerPack 48 Volt products, the company is now one of the first on the market to offer innovative battery module solutions for mild-hybrid vehicles. 48V Batteries Hybrids

2019 95

Honda, American Electric Power developing 2nd life applications for used EV batteries

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Honda is conducting research with Ohio-based electric utility American Electric Power to develop a network of used electric vehicle (EV) batteries that could be integrated into AEP’s electricity system. Storing additional power in used EV batteries can help utilities meet demand by using renewable energy resources. —Ryan Harty, manager of Connected and Environmental Business, American Honda Motor Co., Batteries Electric (Battery

2019 95

GlobalData: Global battery energy storage market to grow by 7% to reach $13.13B by 2023

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The global battery energy storage market will to grow to $13.13 Asia-Pacific (APAC) and EMEA will be the dominant markets for battery energy storage systems over the forecast period 2019-2023. Batteries Forecastsbillion by 2023, according to a new forecast by GlobalData.

2019 103

Hyundai Motor Group introduces industry-first smartphone-based EV performance control technology; blockchain

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Blockchain Connected vehicles Electric (Battery Hyundai Motor Group has developed smartphone-EV pairing-based performance adjustment technology which allows users to customize primary functions through a smartphone application—an industry-first innovation.

2019 123

Honda e EV features five-screen, full-width digital dashboard

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The new Honda e EV features intuitive and advanced connectivity in a contemporary passenger cabin. The Honda e’s full-width digital dashboard, comprised of five integrated high-resolution color screens, is designed for effortless usability of the onboard connected apps and services.

2019 125

Hyundai Motor Group launches new mobility service venture in LA: MoceanLab

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Hyundai Motor Group has launched MoceanLab, a mobility service venture, as part of the Group’s larger initiative to create a sustainable, connected future. The Group will utilize up to 20 Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid Electric vehicles for the pilot program, set to start at the end of 2019.

2019 90

Rice University scientists use red phosphorus to detect lithium dendrites in Li metal batteries

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electrode battery with a Li metal anode with no additional electrodes required. The phosphorus acts as a spy for management systems used to charge and monitor batteries by detecting the formation of dendrites. That tells the battery management system to stop charging.

2019 108

Toyota updates Sora fuel cell bus

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New features include: ITS Connect Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication System (DSSS, Driving Safety Support Systems). ITS Connect Vehicle-Convoy Information Service. ITS Connect Communicating Radar Cruise Control.

2019 108

Fiat Chrysler and Italian grid operator Terna partner on V2G trials

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Feasibility studies will also be launched for an experimental demonstration fleet of electric cars connected to the grid via a V2G infrastructure, to be built in an area inside the FCA Mirafiori industrial complex. Electric (Battery) V2X

2019 124

Porsche launches developer competition with Mission E Cross Turismo data

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The sports car manufacturer is launching the second open innovation competition for digital development together with Berlin-based connected car application programming interface (API) platform High Mobility. Connected vehicles Electric (Battery

2019 116

Bosch developing smart electric drives for baby strollers; Emmaljunga NXT90e debuts next year

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Bosch is developing e-stroller systems—an assistance system for strollers with a range of comfort and safety features including push support and an automatic braking function; connectivity via a smartphone app; an alarm function, and a variety of high-tech sensors.

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