Battery-powered Mercedes-Benz eActros approved as truck-trailer combo with total weight of 40 tons

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The Mercedes-Benz battery-electric eActros has now been approved as a truck-and-trailer combination with a total weight of 40 tons. We are looking forward to intensive tests with the battery electric truck-and-trailer combination in the northern Black Forest.

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.

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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).

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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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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Bosch starting volume production of silicon carbide power semiconductors

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After several years of development, Bosch is now starting volume production of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors to supply automotive manufacturers worldwide. Since the SiC chips also emit significantly less heat, the power electronics require less in the way of costly cooling.

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Electrified Farming, EV Chargers & ABB, Battery Powered Marine for Amsterdam, Japan’s Shift to EVs

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ABB E-mobility increases majority stake in Chinese EV charging provider Chargedot Battery Powered Marine EST-Floattech delivers battery systems to […].

Review: CellPowa 2500 launched as massive off-grid battery power station, and we tested it!

Electrek

BigBlue previously cut its teeth on a number of green energy and power supply products, including a modestly sized 500Wh portable power station and folding solar panel. The post Review: CellPowa 2500 launched as massive off-grid battery power station, and we tested it!

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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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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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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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STMicroelectronics supplying SiC technology for Semikron next-generation eMPack power modules for EVs

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STMicroelectronics is supplying silicon carbide (SiC) technology for eMPack electric-vehicle (EV) power modules from Semikron, a leading manufacturer of power modules and systems. This is the result of a four-year technical collaboration between the two companies to design-in ST’s advanced SiC power semiconductors for superior efficiency and industry-benchmark performance in more compact systems. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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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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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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GKN Automotive launches next-generation inverter, compatible with 800V technology

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The next-gen inverter, one of three modular elements of GKN Automotive’s eDrive platform, offers a 20% power output increase over the previous version. In addition, power density is up by 50%, power-to-weight ratio rises by 60%, and copper content is reduced by 63%.

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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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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India’s EV sales seen doubling led by battery-powered scooters

Electric Vehicles India

Retail sales in India of electric vehicles led by battery-powered scooters and rickshaws will almost double in the current budgetary year starting April 1 as demand for such transportation picks up, according to a dealers’ body.

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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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STMicroelectronics introducing third generation of SiC power devices

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STMicroelectronics is introducing its third generation of STPOWER silicon-carbide (SiC) MOSFETs for power control for electric-vehicle (EV) powertrains and other applications where power density, energy efficiency, and reliability are critical. The market leader in SiC power MOSFETs, ST has incorporated new and advanced design know-how to open up even more of SiC’s energy-saving potential. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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‘World’s largest electric cruise ship’ makes maiden voyage in China with a whopping 7,500 kWh in battery power

Electrek

The 100 meter long, zero-emissions ship can haul up to 1,300 passengers at a time and is powered by batteries totaling 7,500 kWh, equivalent to over 100 EVs.

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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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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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.

Equipmake-powered electric bus heads for Argentina

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This modular and scaleable battery drivetrain, developed at Equipmake’s HQ in Snetterton, is the same technology also used in Equipmake’s new London-specification bus, the double decker Jewel E. Bus Conversions Electric (Battery

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

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

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.

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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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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Power Integrations introduces automotive-qualified high-voltage switcher ICs with 1700 V SiC MOSFET; targeted for 800V batteries

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Power Integrations, a provider of high-voltage integrated circuits (ICs) for energy-efficient power conversion, has added two new AEC-Q100 qualified, 1700-volt rated ICs to its InnoSwitch3-AQ family. The new devices are the industry’s first automotive-qualified switching power supply ICs to incorporate a silicon carbide (SiC) primary switching MOSFET. 800-volt batteries are becoming standard for EVs. Batteries Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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Greenworks 48V 17-inch battery-powered mower combo now $246, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

Not only does this bundle include the gas- and oil-free mower, but also two 4Ah 24V batteries and a 24V drill/driver. more… The post Greenworks 48V 17-inch battery-powered mower combo now $246, more in New Green Deals appeared first on Electrek.

Prototype Battery Powers Tesla Model S For 752 Miles On One Charge

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Michigan-based battery startup ONE retrofitted its 207.3 kWh battery kWh pack in the same space as the Tesla's original 103.9

Marelli presents 800V SiC inverter platform

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Due to its excellent performance at high temperature and high voltage—enabling smaller, lighter and more efficient solutions—Silicon Carbide is recognized as a technology of choice for power electronics. Thus, it is particularly suitable for inverters, which convert DC (Direct Current) power derived from batteries to AC (Alternating Current) electric power used in electric vehicles’ motors. 800V Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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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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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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

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California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power

The Truth About Cars

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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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

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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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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