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. However, in particle or film structures silicon is not stable and lasts only a few recharge cycles. Amprius, Inc.,

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The Volvo Recharge

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Volvo Cars is introducing the Volvo ReCharge Concept , a plug-in hybrid with individual electric wheel motors and batteries that can be recharged via a regular electrical outlet for maximum environmental benefit. Recharging allows the car to be driven about 100 kilometres on battery power alone before the car's four-cylinder Flexifuel engine is needed to power the car and recharge the battery.

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Rechargeable membrane-less hydrogen bromine flow battery shows high power density

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MIT researchers have engineered a new rechargeable, membrane-less hydrogen bromine laminar flow battery with high power density. The membrane-less design enables power densities of 0.795?W?cm 2 at room temperature and atmospheric pressure, with a round-trip voltage efficiency of 92% at 25% of peak power. For applications that require the storage of large quantities of energy economically and efficiently, flow batteries have received renewed attention.

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PNNL team develops sodium-manganese oxide electrodes for sodium-ion rechargeable batteries

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A team of scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and visiting researchers from Wuhan University in Wuhan, China have developed single crystalline sodium-manganese oxide (Na 4 Mn 9 O 18 ) nanowires that show a high, reversible sodium ion insertion/extraction capacity, excellent cycling ability, and promising rate capability for sodium-ion battery applications. low-cost Na-ion battery system for upcoming power and energy.

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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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). The service enables Nissan LEAF owners to judge more precisely whether recharging is needed or not until they arrive at their destination. Nissan Motor Co.,

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Ford unveils C-MAX Solar Energi concept; “plug-in” hybrid not dependent on electric grid can fully recharge from sun

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Ford Motor Company announced the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept, a sun-powered hybrid vehicle that can deliver the efficiency of a plug-in hybrid without depending on the electric grid for recharging. Instead of recharging its battery from an electrical outlet, Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept uses a special Fresnel lens-based solar concentrator as a stationary canopy working with solar panels on the vehicle roof to recharge directly from the sun.

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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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Researchers Demonstrate Autonomous Underwater Vehicle With Novel Thermal Recharging Engine

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NASA, US Navy and university researchers have successfully demonstrated the first robotic underwater vehicle to be powered entirely by ocean thermal energy. The Sounding Oceanographic Lagrangrian Observer Thermal RECharging ( SOLO-TREC ) autonomous underwater vehicle uses a novel thermal recharging engine powered by the natural temperature differences found at different ocean depths. Its thermal recharging engine produced about 1.7

Porsche’s 800V electric sports car Taycan makes world debut

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The event locations also symbolized three forms of sustainable energy: the Niagara Falls at the border between the US state of New York and the Canadian province of Ontario representing hydropower; a solar farm in Neuhardenberg near Berlin representing solar power; and a wind farm on Pingtan Island around 150 kilometers from the Chinese city of Fuzhou in the province of Fujian representing wind power. Less powerful variants of these all-wheel drive vehicles will follow this year.

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Lux: future use of wide bandgap materials in power electronics will reduce EV cost

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Power savings in plug-in vehicles versus total savings per car. Using wide bandgap (WBG) materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN)s for power electronics can improve efficiency and thereby reduce the high cost of battery packs, according to a new report from Lux Research. As silicon struggles to meet higher performance standards, WBG materials are benefiting critically from evolving battery economics. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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King County Metro to begin testing electric buses that can travel more than 140 miles on a single charge

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King County Metro, the public transit authority of King County, Washington, which includes the city of Seattle, will soon begin testing long-range battery-powered buses that can travel more than 140 miles on a single charge, the latest milestone toward a zero-emission fleet. At that distance, the battery-powered buses could satisfy about 70% of Metro’s bus routes, reducing air and noise pollution throughout the region. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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Yesterday's hybrid car is tomorrow's Energizer battery

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That battery-powered alarm clock or flashlight in your house could very well contain a piece of an old hybrid car. Energizer now makes rechargeable AA and AAA batteries with four-percent recycled content, by weight. This new Recharge line includes some material from retired hybrid-car battery packs. DON'T MISS: Nickel-Metal-Hydride Batteries For. Manufacturing Batteries Recycling

Sanyo outlines plans for lithium-ion battery market

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Having already outlined its plans to become a key player in the lithium-ion battery market, the Nikkei now reports that Sanyo Electric will launch mass production of the batteries for plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles by fiscal 2012. The company is pouring $2.126billion into rechargeable batteries and solar cells over the next three years which will [.].

Citroën introducing its electric MPV: ë-SpaceTourer

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Like its PEUGEOT cousin, the Citroën ë-SpaceTourer is based on the EMP2 platform, seats up to 9 people and offers a choice of two range levels depending on battery power (50 kWh/230 km or 75 kWh/330 km in WLTP cycle). m), including the XS version which is new to the market, the ë-SpaceTourer offers maximum power of 100 kW (136 hp)/maximum torque of 260 N·m. Maximum speed is 130 km/h (81 mph) in all drive modes (Eco, Normal, Power).

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ABB partners with Vigor selects ABB as propulsion and energy storage partner for hybrid-electric ferries

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The new vessels will be able to fully operate on battery power and will have the capability to revert to hybrid mode, if required. Leveraging ABB’s Onboard DC Grid power distribution system and proven drive technology, the new ferry design will optimize energy use, whether drawing on main engine power, battery power or a combination of the two. Batteries Fleets Hybrids Ports and Marine

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Toyota launches new RAV4 PHEV in Japan

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It has been popular with many customers, due to the superior driving performance delivered by three types of 4WD system, including Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD; design which fuses refinement with SUV-like power; spacious luggage storage; and an interior designed for convenience, making it suited to diverse situations. With the E-Four electric 4WD system, the power produced by the newly developed plug-in hybrid system is fully distributed between all four wheels.

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Daimler Trucks unveils Mercedes-Benz fuel-cell concept truck, previews long-haul battery-electric truck; electrification strategy

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Daimler Trucks also presented for the first time a preview of a purely battery-powered long-haul truck, the Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul, which is designed to cover regular journeys on routes that can be planned in an energy-efficient manner.

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DOE sets technical targets for hydrogen fuel-cell long-haul Class 8 trucks

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Targets for battery electric tractor-trailer trucks will also be added to the Electrified Powertrain Roadmap. Other use cases will be considered for battery-powered trucks that can be driven for 250 to 500 miles between charging events, where charging opportunities may exist at hubs, delivery points, or destinations.

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On the Horizon

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In an interview Monday, Mr. Ghosn said Nissan decided to accelerate development of battery-powered vehicles because of high gasoline prices and environmental concerns, not just because of the need to meet stricter fuel-economy standards. What we are seeing is that the shifts coming from the markets are more powerful than what regulators are doing,” he said. GM's crosstown rival is pushing its Eco Boost engines, which generate plenty of power and better fuel economy.

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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. Smart software functions in the cloud continually analyze the battery status and take appropriate action to prevent or slow down cell aging.

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PIP Declares Victory

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The operational technology has been perfected and the battery technology is maturing. The Chevy Volt , a plug-in electric car, will have the battery power to take most American drivers to and from work every day without using any gasoline at all. The vehicle will be recharged at night, plugged into a standard home outlet. I t's pretty rare when you get to declare victory and bring the troops home.

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VW Jumps on the Bandwagon

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During a presentation of Volkswagen's new electric car program entitled "Fleet Test: Electric Drive Vehicles," Winterkorn explained that TwinDrive can power a vehicle solely on electricity for up to 50 kilometers (31 miles) and can be plugged into to existing power outlets for recharging. Much like GM's system in development for the Volt , the car's lithium ion battery power supply is supplemented by a traditional gasoline engine for long distance travel.

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Mercedes to make charging simple for its new EV owners

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As car giant, Daimler focuses on expanding its electrified car range with the imminent launch of the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class E-Cell, the car giant is about to make it easier for electric car owners to recharge their battery-powered steeds.

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Volt for Real?

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The Volt , provided GM can get the lithium battery right , will go about 40 miles on an electric charge. At that point, the internal combustion engine kicks in and recharges the battery while you are driving. Imagine using your laptop computer on a battery. While you are working, the battery is also recharging.

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Chrysler Changes Its Mind About EVs

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In January at the Detroit Auto Show, Chrysler upped the ante on its electric car bet by pledging to have 500,000 battery-powered vehicles on the road by 2013, including sports cars and trucks. DETROIT (Reuters) – Chrysler has disbanded a team of engineers dedicated to rushing a range of electric vehicles to showrooms and dropped ambitious sales targets for battery-powered cars set as it was sliding toward bankruptcy and seeking government aid.

Nissan LEAF becomes first electric Motability car

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Nissan’s battery-powered LEAF has become the first fully electric vehicle to join the Motability Scheme, opening up zero emission motoring to the scheme’s 620,000 users. Thanks to a recharging cost of around £2 a time and a range of 124 miles, running a Nissan LEAF could save you around a £1,000[.]. Nissan

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GM to Launch?

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The advanced technology vehicle would have an extended driving range on battery power and would also have a diesel or gasoline engine that could power the car when the battery was low, the Detroit News said, citing unnamed GM officials. Plug-in hybrids are gas-electric vehicles that can recharge their batteries with an extension cord and a normal wall outlet.

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Are You Plugged In?

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Plug-in hybrids differ from hybrids on the road today in that they can go longer distances on battery power and can be recharged via electrical outlets. Some of the most talked-about electric vehicles are slated to debut later this year and can travel at least 100 miles on a single charge (even if some of them run on an auxiliary gasoline engine when the battery runs low). It is different from a plug-in hybrid, or PHEV, which runs on both battery power and gasoline.

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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. The first battery systems (including heating and cooling equipment, cables and underfloor box) are scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2020, and all 40 systems are expected to be delivered by 2021. Batteries Fuel Cells Hydrogen Rail

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‘10 BMW ActiveHybrid X6

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While most other full-size hybrid sport-utility vehicles are oriented towards using their battery-powered electric engines to help ease the pain felt at the pump by owners of these heavy automobiles, the ActiveHybrid X6 instead focuses purely on putting performance first. When combined with the two battery-powered motors nestled inside the SUV’s transmission, the ActiveHybrid X6’s total output increases to an astounding 480 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque.

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EIA AEO2012 projects potential impacts of significant breakthroughs in battery technology

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The US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (AEO2012) includes a High Technology Battery case that examines the potential impacts of significant breakthroughs in battery electric vehicle technology on the cost and price of all types of battery powered electric vehicles. Cost to consumers of battery storage in two AEO cases. Recharging times. Recharging times differ dramatically depending on the voltage of the outlet.

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When Bob Met Elon … and Chris

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Mr. Lutz put in a plug for the “range-extending capability” of the Volt, which can travel about 40 miles on electric battery power alone and another 300 miles or so with a recharging assist from an onboard gasoline generator. Chris Paine, Elon Musk, Bob Lutz. The Revenge team filmed a historic meeting in Detroit today — getting GM Vice President and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk together on camera for the first time.

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Tesla Prepping IPO

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electric-car maker Tesla Motors plans to go public soon, two sources familiar with the matter said, amid growing interest in green technology and battery-powered vehicles. Tesla’s IPO would follow the successful debut of lithium ion battery maker A123 Systems, whose shares rallied 50 percent on their first day of trading on September 25. Tesla Model S Photo: Caroline McCarthy/CNET.

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Germany launches EV plan

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‘Several task forces were established at a summit in Berlin to work on related projects such as alternative drivetrains, battery technology and infrastructure with first detailed proposals expected to be made in the course of 2010, the German government and the companies said in a joint statement. China, for example, plans to build around one million battery-powered vehicles per year from 2012 onwards, fueled by generous incentives for both car makers and consumers.

Prototype electric New Flyer transit bus powered by 120 kWh MHI MLiX Li-ion pack in operational testing in Manitoba, Canada

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An all-electric, battery-powered prototype demonstration bus under joint development by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. The 40-foot “E-Bus” is based on New Flyer’s 40-foot Xcelsior heavy-duty transit bus and is powered by a 120 kWh lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack developed by MHI. 2012) Development of Large High-performance Lithium-ion Batteries for Power Storage and Industrial Use. Batteries Canada Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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AR?V eBikes from GM are available for preorder; two models on BikeExchange.com

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V eBikes are launching first in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, due to the popularity of lithium-ion battery-powered eBikes in those markets. The motor delivers top-of-segment power and torque for its size. It also enables speeds up to 25 km/h with four levels of pedal-assisted power. The battery was validated to rigorous safety standards similar to GM’s EV batteries. V eBike’s battery in approximately 3.5 Electric (Battery) Personal Transi

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Governor Pataki On Board

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This will allow the vehicles to operate on emissions-free battery power, reducing the amount of fuel utilized and significantly decreasing the release of harmful pollutants, including greenhouse gases. Since the utility grid has lower demand during overnight hours, the recharging of plug-ins would not add to the peak load. The company’s lithium-ion batteries can be used in a variety of products and applications. T his story comes from the Energy Blog.

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Bright’s Plug-In Car: Aerodynamics Are Key

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“The slimming of the battery essentially comes because of a focus on weight, aerodynamics, rolling resistance, new construction materials and other design factors, he said in an interview. By reducing wind resistance and weight, the company’s engineers effectively are reducing the amount of work an electric engine will have to perform to get the car up to driving speeds, which in turn conserves battery power.&#.

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Volvo Cars introducing production S60L T6 Twin Engine PHEV at the Shanghai Motor Show; on sale next week

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The car is powered by a Drive-E four-cylinder 2–liter gasoline engine, linked to rear-axle drive 50 kW electric motor, powered by an energy-optimized 11.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Twin Engine variants come with three drive modes: Pure, Hybrid or Power. In Pure mode, the car is powered solely by its electric motor as much as possible. In Power mode, the technology is optimized to give the car the maximum possible power.

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Si-dominant Li-ion company Enevate targeting power tool market

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Enevate, a pioneer in advanced silicon-dominant lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology capable of high energy density and fast charging for electric vehicles (EV), is applying its battery solutions to advanced power cells for the power tool market and other high power applications. Battery powered power tools are an important and large market segment, and Enevate’s battery technology is extremely well-suited to serve this market.

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Nissan’s Big Gamble

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Those who make the decisions to forgo battery EVs in favor of plug- in hybrids only ignore a sizable market. Of course, we need millions of plug-in hybrids, too, so more power to everyone contributing to that market. Perhaps he knows how good it feels to drive a quiet, powerful car that doesn’t pollute. That bet takes shape at a new lithium ion battery plant and at an electric-vehicle assembly line that Nissan will build at its Smyrna, Tenn.,

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Symbio FCell delivers first 5 Kangoo ZE electric utilities with fuel cell range extenders in La Manche

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Symbio FCell has delivered the first five Renault Kangoo ZE Light commercial vehicles (LCVs) powered by its hydrogen Fuel Cell Range-Extender, as part of a full fleet project led by the Conseil Général de la Manche which will ultimately deploy 40 vehicles. This technology recharges the battery when it drops below a certain level and permits the vehicle to be refueled with 1.8

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