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

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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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Battery-Powered NAWA Racer, SEVEN Concept, Solaris Charging Park, Concept Recharge

EV Obssesion

The post Battery-Powered NAWA Racer, SEVEN Concept, Solaris Charging Park, Concept Recharge appeared first on EV Obsession.

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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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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BorgWarner to supply new 800V SiC inverter to German OEM

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The BorgWarner 800V SiC inverter with proprietary power switches provides a more compact and efficient power module, resulting in higher electric vehicle range and enhanced driving performance. The silicon IGBTs in the modular power switch have been replaced by SiC transistors.

First Li-ion battery-powered automated guided container transporter delivered to HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder

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The first serially-produced container transporter powered by Li-ion batteries was delivered to HHLA (Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG) Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA). Diesel-powered AGV at CTA will be replaced step-by-step. HHLA ordered 25 Konecranes Gottwald Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) with lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery drives for for CTA in the first quarter of 2017. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Ports and Marine

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

Electrek

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

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

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.

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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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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).

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

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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.

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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California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power

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Yet 20 percent of California PHEV owners have gone back to gas-powered vehicles. The post California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power appeared first on The Truth About Cars. Electric vehicles are one way to carbon neutrality.

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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.

SERES partners with BYD to develop next-generation power electronics

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BYD Microelectronics) have entered a strategic partnership to develop next-generation power electronics. The signing of this agreement will promote cooperation between the two parties in the field of new energy vehicle power electronics, advancing the design and development of such products as high-power motor controllers, vehicle controllers, network controllers and high-voltage power distribution boxes. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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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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Cree and ABB partner on silicon carbide high-power semiconductors

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and ABB’s Power Grids business are partnering to expand the rollout of silicon carbide in the rapidly-growing high-power semiconductor market. Cree’s products will be included as part of ABB’s power semiconductor product portfolio, across power grids, train and traction, industrial and e-mobility sectors. Specifically, Cree’s industry-leading silicon carbide devices will be assembled into ABB power modules. Batteries Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

2019 170

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

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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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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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

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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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

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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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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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Continental providing next-generation power electronics for Jaguar’s I-PACE

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To handle these large currents and the resulting extreme load changes, Continental developed a next-generation power electronics system for Jaguar Land Rover that is specifically adapted to the requirements of sporty, performance-oriented powertrains. This innovative power electronics solution, which first went into production in the Range Rover Sport Plug-in Hybrid ( earlier post ), is designed for application across the entire future EV line-up of the two British premium brands.

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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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ARPA-E launches PNDIODES program to boost power electronics work

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) has launched a new program—Power Nitride Doping Innovation Offers Devices Enabling SWITCHES (PNDIODES) ( DE-FOA-0001691 )—to fund transformational advances and mechanistic understanding in the process of selective area doping in the III-Nitride wide band gap (WBG) semiconductor material system. ARPA-E Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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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

2015 203

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

Fraunhofer IAF GaN power ICs with integrated sensors for more compact and efficient on-board EV charging

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A team of Fraunhofer researchers has significantly enhanced the functionality of GaN power ICs for voltage converters: the researchers at Fraunhofer IAF integrated current and temperature sensors onto a GaN-based semiconductor chip, along with power transistors, freewheeling diodes and gate drivers. The voltage converter shown is based on GaN power ICs measuring 4 x 3 mm². —Stefan Mönch, a researcher in the Power Electronics business unit at Fraunhofer IAF.

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CP announces hydrogen-powered line-haul locomotive pilot project

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Canadian Pacific plans to develop North America’s first hydrogen-powered line-haul locomotive. CP’s Hydrogen Locomotive Program will retrofit a line-haul locomotive with hydrogen fuel cells and battery technology to drive the locomotive’s electric traction motors.

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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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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

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