Mercedes-Benz gradually increasing battery production in Kamenz plant

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Local battery production is an important success factor for Mercedes-Benz AG’s electric offensive and the key element to meet the global demand for electrified vehicles flexibly and efficiently. Battery production at Mercedes-Benz subsidiary Accumotive in Kamenz.

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Groupe Renault changes China strategy: light commercial vehicles and electric passenger cars

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Groupe Renault is setting a new strategy for China, based on Electric Vehicles (EV) and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV). Groupe Renault is leading the LCV market in Europe in terms of sales volumes for light commercial vehicles, as well as sales of electric light commercial vehicles.

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ABB to supply high-voltage chargers for Volvo LIGHTS project in SoCal; up to 920VDC

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ABB will supply high voltage-capable chargers for the Volvo LIGHTS project. ABB’s charging systems can charge any electric vehicle (EV) battery at up to 920 VDC, enabling faster charge times and greater commercial fleet utilization for this project.

2020 102

Volvo Trucks North America demonstrates pilot electric VNR models; Volvo LIGHTS

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Volvo Trucks North America offered a first look at its Class 8 battery-electric project trucks during an exclusive event at TEC Equipment dealership in Fontana, California. The Volvo LIGHTS project was made possible by an award to South Coast AQMD of $44.8 Electric (Battery) Heavy-dut

2020 113

AKASOL to supply battery systems for Alstom’s hydrogen trains

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AKASOL will supply battery systems for more than 40 Coradia iLint hydrogen trains ( earlier post ), which have been ordered from Alstom by the Lower Saxony Transit Authority and the Rhine/Main Regional Transport Association. Batteries Fuel Cells Hydrogen Rail

2020 111

Greenlots and Volvo Trucks partner on first installation of chargers for Volvo LIGHTS electrified trucking project

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We’re excited to be part of the development of a battery-electric transport eco-system along with our Volvo LIGHTS project partners. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Infrastructure

2020 122

New Airbus lab in Shenzhen to push battery technology for electric aerial vehicles; collaboration with BYD

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In China, the recently opened Airbus China Innovation Center (ACIC) battery lab is looking to power a new generation of electric-powered aerial vehicles. Asia is the global epicenter of battery development and production, with Japan and Korea as the worldwide leaders.

2019 122

Bidirectional Charging Management (BCM) research project gets green light; tying in renewables

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Not only will electric vehicles with bidirectional charging capability be able to draw electrical power for their high-voltage battery when plugged into a compatible charging station or wallbox, they will also have the ability to reverse the process and feed energy back into the power grid.

2019 123

Porsche introduces entry-level electric Taycan 4S; two battery sizes

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The new model is available with two battery sizes: the Performance battery (79.2 kWh) models with up to 390 kW (530 PS) or the Performance battery Plus (93.4 The Taycan 4S with Performance battery consumers 24.6 Electric (Battery

2019 105

BYD and Hino enter strategic alliance focused on commercial battery-electric vehicles

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signed a strategic business alliance agreement with a focus on collaborating in the development of commercial battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). Since then, the company has put light-duty electric buses and medium-duty plug-in hybrid buses into operation. Electric (Battery) FleetsBYD Company Ltd. and Hino Motors, Ltd. The two companies will accelerate the development of commercial BEVs to provide the best-fit product for customers in a timely manner.

2020 90

DOE: all-electric vehicles have the lowest estimated average annual fuel cost of all light-duty vehicles

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The estimated annual fuel costs for model year (MY) 2019 all-electric light-duty vehicles are the lowest of all the different vehicle technologies, ranging from a low of $500 to a high of $900 per year, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). Electric (Battery) Fuel Efficiency

2019 126

SGL Carbon to produce carbon fiber battery housing cover for BMW Group

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The BMW Group has selected SGL Carbon to produce a cover component for battery enclosures. This substantial multi-year order will include the production of an innovative glass-fiber-based cover plate for the battery housing for usage in a future plug-in hybrid model of BMW Group. Composite materials m are suited for battery enclosures for different reasons—besides their light weight, which enhances the electric vehicle’s range, fiber-reinforced plastics offer high stiffness.

2020 68

HELLA develops battery solutions for 48V mild hybrid vehicles

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HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert, develops and manufactures products that support all stages of automotive electrification. HELLA developed the Dual Voltage Battery Management System for the compact and mid-range class. 48V Batteries Hybrids

2019 93

Roskill: Niobium industry looking for a future beyond steel; Li-ion batteries a possibility

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Non-steel applications account only for a couple of percentage points in terms of consumption but electrical vehicles (EVs) batteries and nanocrystalline applications could grow at a double-digit rate in the next decade, depending on technological developments. Niobium and batteries.

2020 111

DeepGreen lifecycle analysis argues for sourcing EV battery materials from deep-sea polymetallic nodules

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a company focused on sourcing metals with the least environmental and societal impact, has released the results of a year-long study it commissioned into the impacts of sourcing metals to produce battery cathodes and wiring for electric vehicles (EVs). Canada-based DeepGreen Metals Inc.,

2020 91

Volvo Buses in project researching use of second-life electric bus batteries to store solar energy

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Volvo Buses is participating in a research project in which used electric bus batteries are used as solar energy storage units. Batteries from electric bus route 55 in Gothenburg, Sweden are being used for solar energy storage in a second-life application.

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BMW Group hits 100K electrified vehicle mark for this year, lights up Group HQ like a battery

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In recognition of the miletone, BMW used a light installation to transform its Group headquarters—the world-famous “Four-Cylinder” in the north of Munich—on the evening of 18 December 2017 into a battery. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Sales

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StreetScooter showcases all-new versions of successful WORK and WORK L electric light commercial vehicles

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StreetScooter has presented the next generation of its successful all-electric light commercial vehicles (eLCVs): the WORK and WORK L. StreetScooter is a well-known early bird in the electric light commercial vehicle sector. Electric (Battery

2019 91

Study finds crystallinity reduces resistance in all-solid-state batteries

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Reducing electrical resistance at the interface of a solid- electrolyte and electrode (solid-electrolyte/electrode) is crucial for the development of fast charge/discharge solid-state Li batteries. We stress here that the Li-ion pathway is defined in this thin-film battery.

2019 110

Study sees gradual, focused replacement of lead-acid SLI batteries by Li-ion batteries over next couple of years

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A study by a team of researchers from Germany and South Africa forsees the gradual replacement of lead-acid SLI (starter, lighting and ignition) batteries with Li-ion batteries over the next couple of years. In the paper, the team reviewed a range of factors specific to the use of Li-ion as an SLI battery in light of some of the technology challenges and market opportunities. Batteries

2019 86

Audi introducing V2I Traffic Light Information service in Europe

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Audi is introducing the vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) service “Traffic Light Information” in Europe. From July, Audi will network new models with the traffic lights in Ingolstadt/Germany; further European cities will follow from 2020 onwards. Equipped cars will be more likely to catch a “green wave” in the city; Audi drivers will see in the cockpit what speed is required to reach the next traffic light on a green.

2019 95

Dana expands TM4 SUMO electric powertrain offerings into commercial-vehicle, light-duty platforms

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When integrated with one of Dana’s numerous electrified axle solutions, the TM4 SUMO LD can be configured for light-commercial, minibus, and medium-duty truck and bus, as well as heavy-duty Class 8 hybrid vehicles. Electric (Battery) Motors Vehicle Systems

2019 110

Hydro-Québec to commercialize patents co-invented by Goodenough and Braga for electrolyte for solid-state Li-ion batteries

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These patents relate to a new type of electrolyte to be used in solid-state lithium batteries, which Hydro-Québec’s team of researchers will integrate into a battery with the goal of bringing it to the commercialization stage. Previous agreements have allowed Hydro-Québec to bring previous University of Texas at Austin patents to the licensing stage and helped bring to market battery innovations that are now used all over the world in a wide range of electronic products.

2020 92

Researchers move closer to faster-charging Li-ion batteries; real-time tracking of Li ions in LTO

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A team of scientists led by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has captured in real time how lithium ions move in lithium titanate (LTO), a fast-charging battery electrode material made of lithium, titanium, and oxygen. Graphite is commonly employed as the anode in state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries, but for fast-charging applications, LTO is an appealing alternative. Batteries

2020 103

18 more Solaris trolleybuses going to Italian cities; 45 kWh battery packs

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The vehicles feature a central traction motor and traction batteries with a capacity of 45 kWh and a cooling system, all of which will allow the vehicles to cover a much longer distance without the need to be attached to overhead wires. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

2019 115

StreetScooter to form JV with Chery for electric light utility vehicles

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StreetScooter GmbH, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post and market leader for electric light commercial vehicles (eLCV), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Chinese automobile manufacturer Chery Holding Group (Chery) establishing a joint venture between the two companies. Chery is expanding its scope of mobility within the high promising segment of light cargo electric vehicles and micro e-mobility solution. China Electric (Battery) Fleets

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OXIS Energy to build Li-sulfur battery plant in Brazil; initial capacity 2M cells/year

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The OXIS Li-S cells will be developed, designed and produced to meet the demands of three sectors—aviation, defence and electric vehicles such as buses, trucks and light commercial vehicles—reflecting the clients currently in partnership with OXIS. Batteries Li-Sulfur

2019 132

Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist vessels going battery-electric; ABB power and propulsion

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ABB will supply a comprehensive integrated power and propulsion solution for the new-build vessels, including lithium-ion battery packs and an onshore charging system, enabling sustainable operation with maximum reliability. Electric (Battery) Ports and MarineNew York Governor Andrew M.

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Nissan, Renault to buy CATL batteries for electric vehicles

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The Nikkei reports that Chinese automotive battery maker CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd.) will provide lithium-ion batteries to Nissan Motor and Renault. Renault plans to use CATL batteries for the electric version of its Kangoo compact van under development.

2018 95

SAIC showcases battery-electric Maxus EV80 van range at IAA

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Maxus is presenting a range of zero emission EV80 battery electric vans at the 67 th IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover. Maxus offers a three-year bumper-to-bumper warranty, and a battery warranty of five years or 100,000 km, whichever comes first. Electric (Battery) Europe

2018 103

Japan researchers develop all-solid-state batteries with low resistance at electrode/solid electrolyte interface

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A team from Tohoku University and Tokyo Tech have addressed one of the major disadvantages of all-solid-state batteries by developing batteries with a low resistance at their electrode/solid electrolyte interface. cm 2 in solid-state Li batteries with Li(Ni 0.5

2018 116

AVEVAI introduces IONA e-LCVs with more than 300 km range; supercapacitor-battery hybrid technology

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AVEVAI , a new B2B e-mobility and logistics solutions and technology provider based in Singapore, launched its range of IONA electric light commercial vehicles (e-LCVs) at the 5 th Guangzhou International Electric Vehicles Show in China (16-25 November 2018). Batteries China

2018 129

Battery company Kreisel Electric introduces automated 2-speed transmission for EVs

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We set ourselves the demanding task of building an ultra-light, electric supercar based on a historic sports car as the ideal application for our transmission. Electric (Battery) Transmissions

2018 98

NEC develops prototype 4.5V, long-life manganese Li-ion battery; 30% more energy density, high capacity and light weight

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High voltage lithium-ion battery prototype. NEC Corporation has developed a prototype next-generation manganese lithium-ion battery featuring cathodes that support higher voltage operations (4.5V BatteriesClick to enlarge.

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UCSD, South 8 team report improved liquefied-gas electrolytes for Li-metal batteries

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Improvements to a class of battery electrolyte first introduced in 2017—liquefied gas electrolytes—could pave the way to replacing the graphite anode with a lithium-metal anode. Batteries

2019 109

Novel solid-phase transformation enables high-energy Li-S batteries in conventional Li-ion electrolyte

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Researchers from Western University, Canadian Light Source, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have proposed a novel solid-phase Li-S transformation mechanism that enables high energy Li-S batteries in conventional Li-ion carbonate electrolytes. Batteries Li-Sulfur

2018 110

Battery Racks, Continued

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I did some more work on the battery racks over the past few days. Here is a closeup of the front battery rack on the driver side. Here's the front battery rack again, but on the passenger side of the vehicle. Moving onto the firewall battery rack.

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Daimler Trucks’ Fuso unveils fuel-cell light-duty truck concept and production heavy-duty Super Great truck with L2 automation

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The Vision F-Cell electric powertrain architecture is basically comparable to that of a battery-powered truck—apart from significantly reduced battery power and the addition of hydrogen tanks. Power is provided by the 75 kW fuel cell stack and the 135 kW battery.

2019 85

Renault introduces two new electric light commercial vehicles

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At the Brussels Motorshow in Belgium, Renault Pro+ introduced two new electric light commercial vehicles—New Kangoo Z.E. features a new battery, new engine, new charger, new innovative connected services, and a heat pump in the air conditioning system. Electric (Battery) Fleets

2017 95

US light-duty diesel sales climb in 2018 to 500,000 units; 3% of sales

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Sales of diesel light-duty vehicles (Class 1-3) in the US in 2018 reached their highest annual level, coming in at more than 500,000 units—just over 3% of total vehicle sales—according to figures by Baum & Associates provided by the Diesel Technology Forum.

2019 116

BMW’s ReachNow installing Light & Charge locations in Seattle; 100 chargers at 20 new public sites

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ReachNow, the mobility services division of the BMW Group, Woodland Park Zoo, and the City of Seattle celebrated the successful installation of the first of 20 Light & Charge electric vehicle (EV) charging locations that will more than double the number of Fast Chargers publicly available in Seattle.

Daimler buying more than €20B of battery cells for electric drive vehicles by 2030

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Daimler will buy more than €20 billion (US$23 billion) of battery cells for electric drive vehicles by 2030, the company announced. The suppliers are already producing battery cells in Asia and Europe and are continuing to expand in Europe and additionally in the US. Daimler currently has battery cell supply deals with SK Innovation, LG Chem and China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL). Batteries Electric (Battery

2018 87

Voltaiq survey on battery industry finds analytical challenges and resource constraints as major obstacles to product development

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Voltaiq, a developer of advanced battery analytics solutions, has released , in partnership with Total Battery Consulting, an industry survey examining many of the challenges and opportunities battery manufacturers, suppliers and integrators currently face.

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