Bombardier (now Alstom) to convert AGC hybrid trains to full battery power

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To help France meet its sustainability targets, Bombardier will now convert AGC hybrid trains to full battery power. The effort is part of France’s strategy to eventually phase diesel power out of its national rail fleet. The range in battery mode will be at least 80 kilometers.

XPeng launches new LFP-battery powered versions of EVs

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China-based EV maker XPeng expanded its product offering by launching three new vehicle versions powered by lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries for the Chinese market. XPeng also launched a new G3 460c version with LFP-powered batteries. New w/ LFP battery).

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Wärtsilä to design and equip two zero-emissions battery-powered ferries

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In addition to the design, for each ferry Wärtsilä will supply the thruster motors, batteries, onboard and shore-based battery charging equipment, the back-up generators, and various electrical systems. Electric (Battery) Ports and Marine

2020 373

XALT Energy batteries powering MCI all-electric passenger coach

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XALT Energy is powering the US’ first, long-distance, all-electric passenger coach in tests with private and public transportation providers in the United States. In addition, each has designs for the power to energy ratio needed. Bus Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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Progress Rail develops battery-powered switcher locomotive EMD Joule; pilot phase this year

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Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, developed a new battery-powered switcher locomotive to be available globally, working in collaboration with its South American customer, Vale—one of the largest mining companies in the world. The new EMD Joule switcher includes battery capacity being delivered to Vale of 1.9 The switcher has nominal power up to 3,000 horsepower, and a run time of up to 24 hours, depending upon charging and utilization.

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Bjørn Nyland Checks Out Solid-State Battery-Powered Mercedes eCitaro

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It's equipped with Lithium Metal Polymer (LMP) batteries

EGEB: Long Island Rail Road tests US’s first battery-powered trains

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The Long Island Rail Road will analyze its diesel trains to see whether they can run on batteries alone. more… The post EGEB: Long Island Rail Road tests US’s first battery-powered trains appeared first on Electrek.

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Amprius’ silicon nanowire Li-ion batteries power Airbus Zephyr S HAPS solar aircraft

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a manufacturer and developer of high energy and high capacity lithium-ion batteries, announced that the company is supplying advanced lithium-ion cells to the Airbus Defence and Space Zephyr Program. Combining solar power and lithium ion batteries, the Zephyr aircraft holds world records for endurance as well as altitude, flying at 70,000 feet or higher. Aviation Batteries SolarAmprius, Inc.,

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Norwegian shipping industry pursuing battery-powered ships

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The Norwegian shipping industry is teaming up to develop battery-powered ships. Electricity stored in batteries on board ships is another opportunity in the future energy mix and another technology race has started. —Narve Mjøs, Director of Battery Projects in DNV. The Viking Lady, owned by Eidesvik Offshore, will have a battery package installed this spring. Later on, Norled will install a battery package on board an existing diesel-electric ferry.

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US military wants SpaceX to create a miniature, battery-powered Starlink dish

Teslarati

However, the current terminal design is power-hungry and heavy – far from human-portable, in other words. The post US military wants SpaceX to create a miniature, battery-powered Starlink dish appeared first on TESLARATI.

Porsche renews plan to make Macan crossover a "fully battery-powered model series"

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In a report of its 2019 financial results, Porsche reiterated that the Macan will be the "second, fully battery-powered model series"—after the Taycan. Porsche is continuing plans to make the Macan crossover all-electric.

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Calendar: 9th International Symposium: Advanced Battery Power – Kraftwerk Batterie

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Researchers, developers and users from industry, science and research will be discussing the latest trends, studies and findings from battery research from 29-30 March 2017 in Aachen, Germany at the English-language Advanced Battery Power Conference. Thackeray from the Argonne National Laboratory (Reflections on the Evolution of Metal Oxide Cathodes for Li-Ion Batteries) are among the keynote speakers.

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Volvo Trucks NA offers battery-powered parking cooler

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Volvo Trucks North America introduced a battery-powered parking cooler as a factory-installed option for its VNM 630, VNL 630, VNL 670, VNL 730 and VNL 780 sleeper models. The battery-powered parking cooler allows drivers to keep the cab and sleeper comfortable without idling the engine. Power comes from the combined energy of the truck starting batteries paired with four AGM deep cycle batteries located in the in-frame battery box.

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Battery-powered electric trains will soon bring cleaner air—especially in Europe

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Battery-electric, that is. While electrical propulsion has been the preferred way to move trains for most of a century, the idea of moving them longer distances via battery is one that’s just now being realized. Trains are about to go electric.

2020 165

AC Ace RS Electric Is A 308-HP Classic Running On Battery Power

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This is AC Cars' third EV after the Cobra Series 1 Electric and Cobra Series 4 Electric

Green Deals: BLACK+DECKER battery-powered lawn equipment at up to $90 off, more

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Today only, as its Deal of the Day , Lowe’s is offering BLACK+DECKER battery-powered electric lawn tools at up to $90 off. Ditching the usual gas and oil, this mower is powered by the included two 40V batteries, meaning it’s better for your wallet and the environment.

EIA: US large-scale battery storage power capacity increased 35% in 2020

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The United States continued a trend of significant growth in large-scale battery capacity, with US battery power capacity reaching 1,650 megawatts (MW) by the end of 2020. Texas, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Hawaii each have more than 50 MW of power capacity.

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Johnson Controls’ Lithium-ion batteries power Hybrid Range Rover

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Johnson Controls is supplying the Lithium-ion battery pack for the Hybrid Range Rover ( earlier post ), announced in 2013. Production of the cells and complete battery systems is underway at Johnson Controls’ manufacturing facility in Holland, Michigan. Cutaway of the Li-ion battery pack for the Range Rover. The hybrid system, including lithium-ion battery pack, inverter and electric motor weighs less than 120 kg (282 lbs).

A123: Increasing 48V battery power up to ~25 kW enables advanced mild hybrid capabilities with greater fuel savings

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In a paper presented at SAE WCX 2017 this week in Detroit, engineers at Li-ion battery maker A123 Systems conclude that 48V battery packs with strong power (up to ~25 kW) and HEV-level energy capabilities (<200Wh for most scenarios) are needed to enable advanced mild hybird (MHEV) capabilities, with optimal power-to-energy ratios between 30 and 160. The BISG is connected to a 48 V (nominal battery) and also typically to a 12V powernet via a DC/DC convertor.

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New Bosch system for testing power electronics of e-vehicles in development lab

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Bosch Engineering has developed a new high-voltage lab rig (HVLR) for fast, efficient and safe testing of electric vehicle power electronics in the development lab. In the laboratory, a large number of tests have to be carried out directly on the live components of the power electronics.

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Tesla Model 3: Speculating On Batteries, Power, Price, Versions

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The upcoming Tesla Model 3 may just be the most anticipated and significant electric car ever. Scheduled to hit the market in late 2017 with a price tag of $35,000 and a range of 200-plus miles, the Model 3 aims to be the first true mass-market electric car. Its sales are targeted at 500,000 per year by 2020—fully 10 times the production. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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Wright demonstrates megawatt-class high-performance inverter for electric aircraft

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Whether a future airplane is battery-electric or powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, an inverter is a key component in high-voltage aircraft electric systems. 30 kw/kg power density - in contrast, today’s technology delivers 10-20 kw/kg. Wright Electric was founded in 2016 by a team of aerospace engineers, powertrain experts, and battery chemists. Aviation Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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Nissan and Yamato Transport begin test drives of battery-powered refrigerator trucks

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will conduct test drives of the ATLAS F24 Refrigerator Truck by Li-ion Battery for a one-year period starting this month, in cooperation with Yamato Transport Co., This vehicle is the first truck to sustain continued operation of its refrigerator and chiller compartments through a dedicated lithium-ion battery system during small cargo delivery runs. The lithium-ion battery system installed on the vehicle was developed by 4R Energy Corporation. Nissan Motor Co.,

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DOE issues $10M incubator FOA for batteries, power electronics, engines, materials, fuels and lubricants

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VTO is seeking projects that address the major challenges to developing and commercializing batteries for plug?in energy batteries. ion batteries is approximately four times too high on a kWh basis; current batteries are two to three times too heavy and large, and high? energy batteries struggle to meet PEV cycle and calendar life requirements; and. ion batteries are not intrinsically tolerant to abusive conditions.

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Mercedes battery plans, GM electric van, battery-powered Cessna: Today’s Car News

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The largest commercial electric passenger plane can go 100 miles on batteries. Mercedes has outlined its plans to globally source batteries for localized EV production. And GM is reportedly working on an electric van. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Cree introduces SiC 650V MOSFETs targeting EVs, data centers and solar

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Cree has introduced the Wolfspeed 650V silicon carbide MOSFETs , delivering a wider range of industrial applications and enabling the next generation of Electric Vehicle (EV) onboard charging, data centers, and other renewable systems with industry-leading power efficiency.

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Ricardo to develop high-voltage DC-DC converter for EVs for LS Automotive Technologies

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Ricardo won a contract with LS Automotive Technologies to develop a high voltage DC-DC converter to power the low voltage network in electric vehicles. DC-DC converters take energy from the direct current high voltage battery which powers the propulsion of the electric vehicle and convert it for use by the low-voltage direct current which powers vehicle lights, fans, pumps, wipers, and electronic control units. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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Hydro-Québec launches EVLO subsidiary specializing in energy storage systems

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These storage systems are intended mainly for power producers, transmission providers and distributors, as well as the commercial and industrial markets for medium- and large-scale storage. EVLO systems also include power control and energy management software. We firmly believe that the know-how Québec has acquired with regard to batteries will help develop solar and wind power. Batteries Power Generation Smart Grid

2020 268

Williams: Formula E battery power to increase to 170 kW for season two; 70 kWh pack for Evoque-E

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Williams Advanced Engineering, the sole supplier of the battery packs for the FIA Formula E Championship, confirmed that the maximum power output of the batteries for the racers will increase to 170kW during each race in season two of the Championship. The batteries showed excellent reliability during season one, with only one on track failure during the eleven races when operating at 150kW. Batteries Electric (Battery) Motorsport

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Spending a night in a battery-powered motorhome

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I took this new, 100% electric motorhome on an overnight road trip to find out if battery-powered campers are just a gimmick[.]. The post Spending a night in a battery-powered motorhome appeared first on GavinShoebridge.com. __ Britz electric motorhome RV

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DOE announces $26.6M SBIR/STTR FY15 Phase 1 Release 2 awards; fuel cells, batteries, power electronics and efficient combustion engines

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Of these, 16 are vehicle-related, encompassing projects developing batteries, power electronics and improved combustion engine technology including on-board reformers, and two are specifically hydrogen fuel cell-related. Fuel Cell-Battery Electric Hybrid for Utility or Municipal MD or HD Bucket Trucks (H2BT) The fuel cell bucket truck has no emission and saves 1,400 gallons of diesel fuel per year. Batteries Engines Fuel Cells Hydrogen Li-Sulfur Power Electronics

2015 191

Nissan providing residual battery power forecast and use information services to LEAF owners

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introduced two services through the Nissan LEAF owners’ website and smartphone applications: one that precisely forecasts the LEAF’s remaining battery capacity when it arrives at a destination; and the other called “Minna no Syouhi Denryoku (Energy Usage Database)” (available in Japan and North America). By reviewing the battery level forecast and recorded energy usage at the same time, drivers can make a more accurate plan for charging until they arrive at their destination.

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Highview Power and Encore Renewable Energy to co-develop the first long-duration, liquid-air energy storage system in US

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Highview Power Storage, Inc., With Highview Power’s liquid air energy storage solution, excess or off-peak electricity is used to clean and compress air which is then stored in liquid form in insulated tanks at temperatures approaching -320 ?F Batteries Power Generation Smart Grid

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Northvolt & Vattenfall introduce modular energy storage solution to replace diesel generators

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Northvolt and Vattenfall have launched of a new battery energy storage solution, Voltpack Mobile System—a rugged, highly modular lithium-ion battery system envisioned as a zero-emission alternative to replace diesel generators. Batteries Power Generation

2020 274

DSM and Lightyear to scale the commercialization of integrated solar roofs for EVs

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High-tech mobility innovator Lightyear and Royal DSM will jointly scale the commercialization of Lightyear’s unique solar-powered roof for the electric vehicle market. Electric (Battery) Power Generation Solar Vehicle Systems

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Karma Automotive in final development stages for SiC traction inverters; 400V and 800V

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The new SiC traction inverters are engineered in-house by Karma’s Powertrain Power Electronics team, in collaboration with the Power Electronic System Laboratory at University of Arkansas (PESLA). Electric (Battery) Power Electronics Vehicle Manufacturers

2020 249

VisIC and ZF partner on R&D effort to develop EV inverter based on GaN semiconductor technology; focus on 400V

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D 3 GaN technology has been shown to reduce the power losses by at least 50% while benefiting from the high-yield, low-cost proprietary design of GaN transistors. This conversion comes from a complex sequence of switching events which reconstruct an AC signal from the DC output of the battery.

2020 249

UK’s Network Rail developing a prototype battery-powered train; trying Li-ion and sodium-nickel batteries

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The UK’s Network Rail, the company that runs, maintains and develops Britain’s rail tracks, signaling, bridges, tunnels, level crossings, viaducts and 17 key stations, is part of an industry study into the feasibility of using battery electric trains on parts of the railway which have not been electrified. A battery-powered train could use non-electrified and diesel lines, and recharge their batteries at terminal stations—i.e.,

2013 170

Electric Boats: As In Cars, Battery Power Offers Advantages On The Water

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The world now has something around half a million plug-in electric cars on the roads, and electric propulsion is slowly spreading into other types of transportation. One of them is electric boats, which have been around for more than a century but are now seeing renewed interest. Just as with automobiles at the turn of the last century

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All-Electric SRT Viper: Battery-Powered Supercar On Sale Now

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With hybrid supercars starting to appear at last--the Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1 among them--many electric-car fans wonder when we''ll see another battery-electric supercar to follow the Tesla Roadster. One already exists, it turns out--and we didn''t even notice. You can literally put a plug-in electric SRT Viper in your garage today if you

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Dept of Interior approves plan for largest solar project in US; 690 MW Gemini Solar with 380 MW battery system

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The estimated $1-billion Gemini Solar Project could be the eighth-largest solar power facility in the world when finished and is expected to generate enough electricity to power 260,000 homes in the Las Vegas area and potential energy markets in Southern California.

2020 227

Mercedes-Benz Introduces the Battery-Powered A-Class E-CELL; Production Run of 500

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Mercedes-Benz is introducing the A-Class E-CELL, a compact five-seat battery-electric car with a range of more than 200 km (124 miles) (NEDC), targeted as a family EV for urban areas. In line with the strategy used for hybrid development, Mercedes engineers have developed a modular system for electric vehicles with battery and fuel-cell. Both energy storage units in the electric A-Class are the same as the battery in the smart fortwo electric drive. The A-Class E-CELL.

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Hitachi Automotive Systems starts mass production of 800V, high output EV inverter

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For this inverter, the mounting technology of the power semiconductor was newly developed to realize an 800-volt system. times higher power density. As most EVs are based on a 400V system, in order to increase the vehicle’s driving range, additional batteries with parallel connection are required. This results in increasing the battery capacity but also the charging time. times higher power density. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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