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., The lithium-ion battery system installed on the vehicle was developed by 4R Energy Corporation. Nissan Motor Co.,

2013 127

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

Green Car Congress

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. A typical example would be a light?duty

2014 87

Delphi Technologies to partner with Cree for automotive silicon carbide devices for EVs

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a leader in silicon carbide semiconductors, are partnering to utilize silicon carbide semiconductor device technology to enable faster, smaller, lighter and more powerful electronic systems for future electric vehicles (EV). Delphi Viper 4 inverter power switch.

2019 97

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 is Fuso’s concept of an electric truck that uses the power of a Fuel Cell as one option to extend the range of an electric vehicle. Power is provided by the 75 kW fuel cell stack and the 135 kW battery. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hydrogen

2019 78

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

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They are at the cutting edge of Porsche E-Performance and are among the most powerful production models that the sports car manufacturer currently has in its product range. Less powerful variants of these all-wheel drive vehicles will follow this year.

2019 112

Fuso eCanter electric truck uses John Deere PD400 Inverter

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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is the competence center for light-duty trucks and hybrid technology at Daimler Trucks, and is one of the leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles in Asia. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

2018 90

Nissan displays 3 light commercial truck models using Nissan LEAF systems and components

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Atlas F24 Refrigerator Van by Li-ion Battery The Atlas F24 Refrigerator Van by Li-ion Battery features a refrigerating compressor that operates on a combination of an electric motor with a lithium-ion battery power system developed by 4R Energy Corporation.

2011 109

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.

2018 155

Honda to add new dedicated hybrid model with i-MMD in US in 2018; hybrid system to expand to light trucks

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The second-generation Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) two-motor hybrid powertrain as applied in the Accord includes a propulsion motor and a generator motor, both of which were upgrade from the previous generation i-MMD for more power, smaller size and lighter weight. The propulsion motor’s maximum power was raised by 14.8 The generator motor’s power was raised to 142 horsepower (106 kW) from 140.8 The intelligent Power unit (IPU) packages a DC-DC converter and a 1.3

2017 83

Light weight Vauxhall electric concept to debut

Green Cars News

Light weight, two seats and battery-powered the concept has an estimated range of 60 miles and a top [.]. This curiosity is an electric concept by Vauxhall/Opel set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week. The carmaker believes it has ‘production potential’ and could appeal to younger drivers looking for a low-cost car. Vauxhall ampera electric Frankfurt

BMW using ams data acquisition IC for battery management system in i3

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BMW is using the AS8510 , an integrated automotive data acquisition front-end integrated circuit (IC) from ams AG, a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, to provide extremely accurate battery voltage and current measurements in its i3 electric vehicles (EVs).

2014 98

Saft introduces Li-ion drop-in replacement for lead-acid batteries in military vehicles: XCELION 6T

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Saft has introduced its Xcelion 6T battery for powering military vehicles. The Xcelion 6T is a lithium-ion (Li-ion) drop-in replacement for lead-acid batteries that provides equivalent power of two lead-acid batteries at a quarter of the weight and half the volume. The Saft Xcelion 6T is a 28V, 60Ah Li-ion battery system (1.6 kWh) that is designed within the dimensions of a traditional lead-acid battery, enabling easy installation into the vehicle.

EIA AEO2012 projects potential impacts of significant breakthroughs in battery technology

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Relative to the Reference case, the prices of HEVs and PHEV10s (plug-in hybrids with 10-mile electric range) in the High Technology Battery case are 5% below the price in 2035. Cost to consumers of battery storage in two AEO cases.

2012 109

Audi unveils 2nd battery-electric Audi concept in Shanghai; production in 2019; 3-motor “e-quattro” drive

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Audi is unveiling a new battery-electric e-tron concept in Shanghai: the Audi e-tron Sportback. The production version will come in 2019 as Audi’s second battery-electric offering, following the introduction of the production version of the Audi e-tron SUV ( earlier post ) in 2018.

2017 78

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. V eBike’s battery in approximately 3.5 GM announced AR?V

2019 116

Nissan LEAF helps power company’s NA facilities with V2G; Nissan Energy

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directional EV charging technology to partially power its North American headquarters in Franklin, TN, and its design center in San Diego, CA. Leading the industry, Nissan has also received certification for second-life LEAF batteries to be used in stationary energy storage.

2018 116

How Self-Driving Cars Will Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption

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And while hybrid technology has taken off, drivers have been hesitant to accept fully battery-powered tech for a variety of reasons, including a lack of charging stations. Plus, battery costs are rapidly decreasing and the public is warming up to the idea of electric cars.

2018 101

DOE issues FY 2015 SBIR/STTR Release 2 funding opportunity, including hydrogen fuel cells, electric drive batteries

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Technical topics for this FOA—which span the range of DOE interests from fossil to nuclear to renewable and low-carbon energies—include two hydrogen- and fuel-cell-related topics: fuel cell-battery electric hybrid trucks and in-line quality control devices for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells. Also included are electric drive vehicle batteries, power electronics, on-board reformers, and advanced crank and ignition mechanisms for combustion engines.

2014 78

Tianjin Automotive Test Center certifies PowerGenix NiZn batteries for stop-start systems

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PowerGenix, developer of high performance Nickel-Zinc (NiZn) batteries, announced that its batteries have achieved certification for start-stop applications by China National Laboratory’s Tianjin Automotive Test Center. Under simulated conditions, the NiZn batteries showed more than six years of service life with virtually no degradation in performance.

2013 76

Energy Impact Partners invests €5M in EV fleet efficiency company ViriCiti

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ViriCiti has developed and deployed a telematics platform for monitoring and managing electric bus and truck fleets, enabling fleet operators to optimize battery and vehicle performance. ViriCiti’s real-time reporting framework keeps transit operators up to date on electric fleet operation, eliminating range anxiety and depleted battery incidents. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Telematics

2019 83

Northwestern/Princeton study explores air quality impacts of aggressive conversion to EVs

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Researchers from Northwestern University and Princeton University have explored the impact on US air quality from an aggressive conversion of internal combustion vehicles to battery-powered electric vehicles (EVs). Electric (Battery) Emissions

2019 123

Workhorse Group to unveil W 15 range-extended electric pickup concept truck at ACT EXPO in May 2017

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an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of battery-electric vehicles, will present a working concept truck of the W-15 electric pickup work truck with range extender for fleet usage at the ACT EXPO Conference May 1-4, 2017 in Long Beach, CA. Workhorse Group Inc.,

2016 101

Industry study finds lead-acid to remain most wide-spread automotive energy storage for foreseeable future; new chemistries continue to grow

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Overview of the three vehicle classes identified in the study, and their corresponding battery technologies. The EU’s legislative and regulatory framework should guarantee a fair and technology-neutral competition between battery technologies. Lead-based batteries.

President Obama Awards $2.3B for Tax Credits for New Clean-Tech Manufacturing Jobs; GE Gets Largest Battery-related Award

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The 183 projects in 43 states include several for the manufacturing of advanced batteries; biomass projects; and vehicles. GE claimed the largest of the battery-related awards, with a $25.5 GE has already invested more than $150 million in developing battery technologies, and the tax credit will supplement GE’s investments in the new product line that will serve the rail, marine, mining, telecommunications and utility sectors. Other battery awards were: Grantee Description.

SCPPA signs letter of intent for 500 Workhorse W-15 4WD range-extended electric pickup trucks

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WKHS), an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of battery-electric vehicles, received a Letter of Intent from Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) for 500 W-15 Plug-In Electric Pickup trucks. The Workhorse W-15 light duty platform design is an extension of the E-Gen electric technology used in Workhorse medium-duty delivery trucks. The battery pack is integrated in the high-strength stainless steel chassis. Electric (Battery) Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

2017 65

DOE awards $18M to 5 projects to accelerate development of plug-in electric vehicles & use of other alternative fuels

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $18 million to five projects for research, development, and demonstration of innovative plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) and direct injection propane engine technologies, as well as community-based projects to accelerate the adoption of light, medium and heavy duty vehicles that operate on fuels such as biodiesel, electricity, E85, hydrogen, natural gas, and propane. Electric (Battery) LPG Natural Gas Plug-ins V2X

2016 65

Silicon Valley V2G Plug-in Hybrid Demo

Plugs and Cars

As the car's lithium ion battery powered a bank of lights and a portable heater, the meter began to run backwards. Barbara Boxer attended a Silicon Valley Alternative Energy Summit today and PG&E was there with its plug-in hybrid Prius.

2007 130

1-year customer field trials of FUSO electric Canter in Portugal show 64% lower costs, 37% reduction in CO2 given local power mix

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In addition to delivering a 64% savings in operating costs compared to conventional diesel trucks, the Canter E-Cells also reduced CO 2 emissions by 37% compared to diesel, taking into account the current power production mix in Portugal. Batteries Electric (Battery) Fleets Trials

2015 102

Volkswagen reveals new electric van concept

Green Cars News

The German brand envisages a future where light commercial vehicles run on battery power for local deliveries into built-up, inner city areas, where air pollution is currently problematic.

2013 75

Bright’s Plug-In Car: Aerodynamics Are Key

Revenge of the Electric Car

“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.&#.

2009 116

DOE to issue $47M FY17 Vehicle Technologies program-wide funding opportunity

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Research, development, and deployment efforts are focused on reducing the cost and improving the performance of a mix of near- and long-term vehicle technologies including advanced batteries, power electronics and electric motors, lightweight and propulsion materials, advanced combustion engines, advanced fuels and lubricants, and other enabling technologies. The upcoming FOA may include the following areas of interest (AOI): Advanced Technology Battery Cell Development.

2016 80

Nissan introducing second non-plug-in e-POWER series-hybrid model: Serena e-POWER

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will unveil the Nissan Serena e-POWER, a new version of the popular minivan featuring the company’s e-POWER electric drive system ( earlier post ), at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show. The Serena e-POWER will be Nissan’s second model to feature the technology. Nissan Motor Co.,

2017 78

Plug Power launches 30 kW ProGen fuel cell system

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Plug Power Inc. Delivery vans and light/medium duty cargo box trucks are some of the leading applications for the 30KW ProGen hydrogen engine. According to KPMG’s 2018 Global Automotive Executive Survey , hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles have replaced battery electric vehicles as the no. Plug Power looks forward to leading this e-mobility revolution with continued additions to the growing line of ProGen products.

2019 75

Volkswagen Group & Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) jointly to develop EVs in China; new JV focused on NEVs

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We look forward to a full scope cooperation together with Volkswagen Group, focus on new energy vehicles, to provide Chinese consumers with highly cost-effective battery-powered electric vehicle (BEV) products that promote the development of the Chinese new energy vehicle sector as well as the Chinese auto industry’s transformation and upgrading. China Electric (Battery Volkswagen AG and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co.,

2016 60

Are You Plugged In?

Revenge of the Electric Car

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. Coda popped onto the electric-vehicle stage in June 2009 as an offshoot of Miles Electric Vehicles, a maker of electric light trucks in China. Myers’s NmG—or no more gas—is a three-wheel, one-seat vehicle that can travel up to 75 mph and as far as 50 miles in its lithium-battery model.

2010 126

Ford unveils its first plug-in hybrid vehicle for police and government customers

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kWh battery in 2.5 The lithium-ion battery can move the vehicle up to 21 miles on a single charge and up to 85 mph on battery power alone. Once the battery runs down, the vehicle is powered by its gasoline-electric hybrid powerplant with a range surpassing 500 miles.

2017 85

ExxonMobil: diesel will surpass gasoline as the number one global transportation fuel by 2020

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The relative shift away from motor gasoline to diesel is driven by improving light-duty vehicle fuel economy and the growth in commercial transportation activity. Sources for fuel economy gains in light-duty vehicles.

2013 159

smart introduces fourth-generation electric drive technology across its full range

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smart will be the only car manufacturer worldwide to offer its full model range with both combustion engines and pure battery-electric drive options. A 60 kW (81 hp) electric motor at the rear of the smart electric drive transmits its power via a constant ratio to the wheels.

2016 104

Killacycle World Record

Revenge of the Electric Car

KillaCycle Pilot Scotty Pollacheck "lights 'em up" alongside Team Leader Bill Dube. Rider Scotty Pollacheck piloted the wickedly fast all electric A123Systems NanoPhosphate battery powered motorcycle down the quarter mile in only 7.89 The KillaCycle’s A123Systems battery pack is comprised of 1,210 type ANR26650M1 cells arranged to deliver 375 VDC.

2008 100

New LowCVP report highlights need to go “beyond the tailpipe” for CO2 metrics for vehicles

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It clearly shows that there are a range of potential routes to deliver significant carbon reductions, including both increased electrical mobility with battery vehicles and plug-in hybrids but also low carbon liquid and gaseous fuels. Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV).

2013 130

California and China partner in push for ZEVs; new working group to expand cooperation

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Nichols met with officials of China’s leading automakers and battery manufacturers in an effort to expand cooperation and accelerate deployment of zero-emission cars, trucks and buses. At the close of the meeting, Governor Brown and Chair Nichols agreed to establish a new working group through the China-US ZEV Policy Lab at UC Davis to expand cooperation with Chinese zero-emission vehicle and battery technology companies. China Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Policy

2017 69

Peterbilt offering Maxwell’s ultracap ESM

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announced that Peterbilt is now offering Maxwell’s ultracapacitor-powered Engine Start Module (ESM) on new Model 579 and 567 trucks as a factory-installed option. This means power is always available to start the vehicle, reducing unplanned downtime. Additionally, the ultracapacitor is not affected by hotel loads—lights, HVAC, television and other in-cab or sleeper-powered devices—which can drain power during extended use. Maxwell Technologies, Inc.

Suzuki Swift Plug-in Hybrid Gains Type Approval from Japanese Government; To Dealers in the Autumn for Testing

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The plug-in is powered by a 55 kW, 180 N·m AC synchronous motor and a 2.66 kWh Li-ion battery pack. It can travel about 15 km (9 miles) on battery power. When the battery runs low, it runs on electricity generated by means of the engine.

2010 98