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Stadler wins contracts for up to 120 battery-powered trains, 25 hydrogen trains

Green Car Congress

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has awarded Stadler a framework agreement for up to 120 battery-powered trains. The signing of the framework agreement and the initial order for 16 FLIRT battery is expected to take place in autumn 2023. The vehicle has an operating range of around 100 kilometers.

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

Green Car Congress

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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Amprius batteries power first stratospheric flight for BAE Systems drone

Green Car Congress

Amprius Technologies announced that its high-density silicon anode batteries played a significant role in powering BAE Systems first successful stratospheric flight trial. PHASA-35, the High-Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) designed by BAE Systems’ subsidiary Prismatic Ltd.,

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

Green Car Congress

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. With four battery packs, the eActros 400 has a range of up to 400 kilometers.

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Volkswagen-backed EV maker rolls out first sodium-ion battery powered electric car

Electrek

JAC Group’s Yiwei, a new EV brand in China backed by Volkswagen , debuted the first sodium-ion battery-powered electric car. more… The post Volkswagen-backed EV maker rolls out first sodium-ion battery powered electric car appeared first on Electrek. The new JAC Yiwei EV rolled off the assembly line Wednesday.

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XPeng launches new LFP-battery powered versions of EVs

Green Car Congress

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). Existing w/ NCM battery). Battery capacity?kWh?.

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Myths, Misstatements, & Misinformation About Battery-Powered Transportation

CleanTechnica EVs

Yet counternarratives and pervasive questioning about the value, capacity, and reliability of battery-powered transportation are rampant today. We live in a time in which it's clear that transportation electrification is absolutely necessary if we are to mitigate the effects of climate pollution.