Canada launches new $4.5M challenge to accelerate battery innovation; $1M grand prize

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Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Amarjeet Sohi, announced a new $4.5-million Impact Canada challenge aimed at accelerating made-in-Canada battery innovation to better position the country in the highly competitive global market. where ministers from federal, provincial and territorial governments were meeting under the theme Competitiveness and Innovation in Canada’s Energy and Mining Sectors. Batteries Canada

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Canada and California to work together on cleaner transportation

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Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the Chair of the California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols, today signed a new cooperation agreement to advance cleaner vehicles and fuels. The transportation sector is the source of nearly a quarter of Canada’s carbon emissions and more than 40% of California’s. Canada is currently completing a mid-term review of its light duty vehicle regulations. Canada Electric (Battery) Emissions Regulations

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Canada ZEV sales up 30% in 1H 2019 after launch of federal incentive program

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Sales of all zero-emission vehicles in Canada for the first six months of 2019 are up 30% compared with last year. Since 1 May 2019, Canadians who purchase or lease an eligible battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell, or longer range plug-in hybrid vehicle, will receive an incentive of $5,000. To support the transition to a low-carbon transportation system, the Government of Canada has set sales targets for new zero-emission vehicles in Canada.

2019 86

VW ID 3 for Canada, Tesla million-mile battery, an EV digital divide: Today’s Car News

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Tesla-affiliated research suggests a million-mile battery is close. Volkswagen considers the idea of bringing the ID 3 electric hatchback to Canada but not the U.S. The Golf-sized Volkswagen ID 3 electric car might be sold in Canada, eventually, but.

2019 78

Walmart Canada commits to 100% alternatively powered fleet vehicles by 2028; orders 30 more Tesla semis

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Walmart Canada plans to power its fleet using 100% alternative power by 2028. The first 20 Tesla Semis will be used to support Walmart Canada’s fleet base in Mississauga, Ontario. —John Bayliss, senior vice-president, logistics and supply chain, Walmart Canada.

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Volkswagen Group Canada forms Electrify Canada to install network of ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers

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Volkswagen Group Canada has formed Electrify Canada, a new company that will build an ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) direct current (DC) charging network across Canada. The initial Electrify Canada plan includes the installation of 32 EV charging sites near major highways and in major metro areas in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. —Daniel Weissland, president and CEO, Volkswagen Group Canada, Inc. Canada Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

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Montréal and Laval award Canada’s largest-yet battery-electric bus contract to New Flyer

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The Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) and the Société de transport de Laval (STL) have awarded New Flyer a contract for 40 forty-foot, zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses, marking the largest-yet battery-electric bus contract in Canada.

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Canada invests $1.9M to support Nano One advanced battery production technology

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The Government of Canada is investing up to $1.9 million from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) in Vancouver-based Nano One to support the development of advanced battery technology for electric vehicles. Nano One produces low-cost high-performance energy storage materials for batteries as well as a wide range of advanced nanostructured composite materials. Batteries Canada

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Government of Canada to develop a national Zero-Emissions Vehicle strategy by 2018

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The Government of Canada is moving forward with provincial and territorial partners, industry and stakeholders, to develop a national strategy to increase the number of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVS)—battery electric, plug-in hybrid, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles—on Canadian roads by 2018. Transportation accounts for about 24% of Canada’s emissions, mostly from cars and trucks. Canada Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Plug-ins Policy

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Toronto orders an additional 10 New Flyer battery-electric transit buses

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New Flyer Industries Canada ULC, the Canadian subsidiary of NFI Group, announced an award from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) for an additional ten forty-foot, zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses. Canada Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, October 2016: Volt's seven-peat

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Though Chevy Volt sales in Canada fell from stratospheric to mere tropospheric levels in October, the vehicle remains Canada's monthly sales leader for the seventh consecutive month. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years; the Chevy Volt won the Canadian electric-car sales trophy for the seventh time in seven months.

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Government of Canada awards $18.2M for aluminum autoparts and better Li-ion battery management

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The Government of Canada is awarding a total of $18.2 million to two companies that have developed innovations with the potential to make cars lighter, more fuel efficient and, in the case of electric cars, better performing due to a longer battery life. million in a non-repayable contribution will go to GBatteries Energy Canada Inc. The battery system would also recharge much more quickly than existing ones.

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Canada awards Nano One up to $349,000 to improve durability of Li-ion batteries; high-voltage spinel

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Nano One Materials has launched a project focused on improving the durability of lithium-ion cathode materials with the support of the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). Batteries

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New Flyer to supply six battery-electric Xcelsior buses to Brampton Transit; CUTRIC supported zero-emission bus program

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New Flyer Industries Canada, a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. million in federal funding from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to support the adoption of zero-emission transit buses. Since then, it has delivered more than 540 ZEBs across Canada. CUTRIC was founded in 2014 with a vision to make Canada a global leader in zero- and low- emissions transportation technologies, including advanced and integrated mobility technologies. Canada Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

2019 93

Driving a Chevy Bolt EV electric car across Canada, all the way

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To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, Barb Hetherington and Buddy Boyd embarked on their maiden voyage to prove electric car travel is feasible in a very large country with some very sparsely populated areas. Canada road trips plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV With a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV as their chariot, and their dog Piper for company, the couple left Victoria, British Columbia. They don't plan.

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SFU researchers find promise for plug-in vehicles in Canada, but need for increased supply and policy support

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New work by a team at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Canada has found that more than one-third of Canadian buyers want a plug-in vehicle (PEV), with the majority of those (89—93%) wanting a plug-in hybrid rather than a pure electric vehicle.

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Canada electric-car news: EV Discovery Centre, more charging sites, ZEV mandates debated

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As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, the plug-in electric vehicle sector has charged forward, with developments on the national, provincial and even municipal levels. Plug-In Hybrids Canada plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Here’s our take on six of the most salient stories. Federal ZEV committee On May 26, the Canadian government announced its intent to develop a national Zero Emission.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, June 2017: Prime time

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That province is the home of Canada’s sole zero-emission vehicle mandate, patterned on California’s. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Toyota made a strong return to the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market in June, selling 144 Prius Prime plug-in hybrids. The tally is all the more remarkable as the vehicle has so far launched only in Quebec.

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Plug-in electric car sales In Canada, Sep 2017: 1 percent now, 99 percent to go

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The market share of plug-in electric cars in Canada appears to have topped 1 percent for the first time ever last month. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Final sales totals won’t be available until registration data arrives later this month. We estimate that just under 1,900 vehicles with plugs were sold last month, compared to roughlyk 187,000 sales across the country of.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, May 2017: what dominance looks like

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Barring a sales collapse in June, it will have led the category for a remarkable two-thirds of the months (48 of 72) in which electric vehicles from major carmakers have been available in Canada. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV As certain as LeBron James reaching the NBA Finals, the Chevy Volt led the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market in May.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Apr 2017: plus ça change.

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In April, the Chevy Volt enjoyed its 13th consecutive month as Canada's best-selling plug in electric vehicle, and its 46th month overall. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The Volt remains the undisputed king of the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market. While overshadowed by other vehicles in its home U.S. market, the Volt's leadership of the Canadian plug-in segment recalls.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Nov 2017: the vaulting Chevy Volt

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A record 582 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids were sold in Canada last month, two months after Chevy delivered a then-record 483 Volts in September. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The achievement is even more impressive considering Canadian car sales dropped by 15 percent between the two months, as the industry enters its slow season. The November Volt sales are more than the 536.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada for Jan: Outlander has landed (plus 2017 analysis)

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If that ratio holds, the Outlander PHEV could become Canada’s second. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV helped the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market to its first 1,000-unit January last month. The company sold 174 of its plug-in hybrid SUV in its first full month on sale, representing about 30 percent of overall Outlander sales.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Feb 2018: turning over new Leafs

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Unfortunately for the world’s best-selling plug-in electric vehicle (and third-best in Canada), its tally was beaten by both the Volkswagen e-Golf and. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Cumulative Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales surpassed 50,000 units in February, aided by the second-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf, which sold 179 units in its “rookie” month.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Oct 2017: Chevy’s dominant duo

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sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The dominant duo of the Chevy Volt and Bolt EV continued their winning ways in the Canadian market for new plug-in electric cars during October. Chevrolet sold 424 Volts to start the fourth quarter, down slightly from 483 in September. The vehicle’s 3,431 sales through October all but tied last year’s total of 3,469 and the Volt may.

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Tesla sales: how much do rebates matter to buyers in Canada?

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sales rebates Canada incentives Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The government of Ontario amended its plug-in electric vehicle incentive program in March, eliminating incentives for vehicles with a recommended price of $75,000 or more. What effect will this have on demand for Tesla’s Model S and X? Two years ago, this site analyzed the impacts on electric-car sales in British Columbia when funding for.

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Canada bans shipments of lithium metal batteries on passenger flights

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The Canadian Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt announced a suite of amendments to Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR), including a ban on transporting lithium metal batteries as cargo on passenger flights in Canada. The new ban does not apply to Li metal batteries already contained in devices, nor to Li-ion batteries. The US has already banned the transportation of lithium metal batteries as cargo on passenger flights.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, July 2017: Golf season

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The Volkswagen e-Golf launched in Canada in late June, tallying 39 sales before the month’s end, and followed that with 84 units in its first full month of availability. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Aided by the e-Golf, the Toyota Prius Prime and the soon-to-arrive second-generation Nissan Leaf, plug-in electric vehicles may push above 1 percent of the market for.

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Initial results from first phase of road trials for 40-ft BYD electric bus in Canada

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The first phase of a ten-month trial for a 40-foot BYD battery-electric bus (which commenced the Summer of 2013) was completed in Gatineau, Québec and Ottawa, Ontario in December. The range is a direct attribute of the sizing of the BYD’s Iron-Phosphate battery.

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Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Dec 2016: cresting Everest

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sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV While still just shy of the 30,000 vehicle milestone, cumulative Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales likely finished 2016 high enough to scale Mount Everest (elevation in feet: 29,029). While the full 2016 milestone is unlikely to be reached by January 11—birthday of Sir John A. MacDonald, the country's first Prime Minister—it may.

2017 65

Canada awarding $25K to project to develop rail engine capable of running on blends of hydrogen and diesel

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Canada’s Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, announced an investment of $25,000 for a University of Windsor project called “Hydrogen Enabled Low-Emissions and Fuel Efficient Diesel Engine Combustion Technology for Clean Locomotives”. The award is under Canada’s Clean Rail Academic Grant Program, which provides funding to support academic research programs that are developing technologies and practices to reduce air emissions from the rail sector. Canada Engines Fuel Cells Hydroge

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, April 2016: Model S sales ludicrous

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Green Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Canada New car sales Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars salesWith the Stanley Cup destined to be won by an American team for the 23rd straight year, Canadian hockey fans seemingly spent the month of April shopping. The country's monthly auto sales topped 200,000 for the first time in history, and least two plug-in electric vehicles set sales records. None did as well as the Tesla Model S did in March.

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Automotive Partnership Canada awarding nearly $19M to 6 new projects; lightweight materials, lower-cost fuel cells and Li-ion batteries

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Automotive Partnership Canada (APC)—a 5-year, $145-million initiative launched in 2009—is awarding nearly $19 million to six new projects to advance R&D in Canada’s automotive industry by supporting new technologies that will lower the cost of PEM fuel cells by reducing platinum loading, provide lighter material alternatives for cars, and significantly enhance battery efficiency for vehicles. GM Canada, and Hydrogenics.

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British Columbia passes Zero-Emission Vehicles Act; 10% LDVs ZEV by 2025, 100% by 2040

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British Columbians are already buying the most zero-emission vehicles per capita in Canada. Zero-emission vehicles include battery electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Canada Electric (Battery) Regulations

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Toronto Transit Commission greenlights first battery-electric bus fleet; 10 Proterra E2s to start

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The Toronto Transit Commission , the third largest transit agency in North America and the most heavily used system in all of Canada, purchased ten Proterra Catalyst E2 buses in support of the transit agency’s goal to convert its entire fleet of 1,926 buses to zero-emission buses by 2040. This milestone also marks Proterra’s market entry into Canada. The battery-electric buses will go into service in 2019 and operate out of the Mount Dennis Bus garage, serving routes nearby.

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Leclanché, eCAMION and SGEM to build and operate network of 34 fast-charging stations along Trans-Canada Highway

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Leclanché North America, part of Switzerland's Leclanché SA; eCAMION, based in Toronto; and SGEM, based in Geneva; will partner to develop and to install a network of 34 fast-charging stations along the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH). The project, designed to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles in Canada, entails an investment of C$17.3 million) repayable contribution from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) under the Canadian Energy Innovation Program.

2017 60

Electrovaya secures C$4.3M purchase orders from Walmart Canada for forklift battery systems

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million) under a contract with Walmart Canada for its forklift battery systems. The retailer will convert the forklifts in one distribution center from lead acid batteries to Electrovaya’s drop-in lithium ion battery systems. Electrovaya’s lithium-ion forklift battery line, ELivate, features the company’s ceramic separator and industry-leading cycle-life. Electrovaya Inc. has secured initial purchase orders worth approximately C$4.3 million (US$3.51

2017 60

Will Tesla's purchase of battery maker lead to proprietary cells?

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Tesla's quiet acquisition of a Canadian battery manufacturer may be the first significant indicator yet that the Silicon Valley EV builder plans to develop its own future battery tech. Electric Autonomy Canada reported on Friday. Some time over the summer, Tesla discretely purchased Ontario-based Hibar Systems Ltd., The acquisition only came to

2019 66

Canada Lithium produces battery-grade lithium carbonate in initial sample shipment to China off-take partner

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Canada Lithium Corp. has successfully produced battery-grade lithium carbonate from its processing plant near Val d’Or, Québec. battery-grade material.

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Canada pours money into automotive projects

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The Government of Canada is showing its commitment to the automotive vehicles of the future by supporting five new projects as part of the Automotive Partnership Canada initiative. Among the projects being supported will be: the development of a battery pack thermal management system for hybrid electric vehicles; enhanced fuel cell technology; improved automotive manufacturing [.].

Electrovaya and Mondelez Canada partner on Li-ion batteries for forklifts

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Li-ion maker Electrovaya is working with Mondelez Canada on forklift batteries. This should enhance productivity, reduce emissions and reduce power requirements by up to 35% by replacing lead acid batteries used in the material handling equipment. Electrovaya plans to deliver lithium-ion battery packs with intelligent battery management systems (iBMS) to Mondelez Distribution Center.

2015 71

Lion Electric launches battery-electric Class 8 urban truck

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Canada-based Lion Electric Co. The Lion8 supports a battery capacity of up to 480 kWh (LG Chem NMC cells) for a range of up to 250 miles on a single charge. The battery management system is designed by Lion. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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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. MHI), the government of Manitoba, Manitoba Hydro, Red River College and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC has been completed and was recently unveiled in Manitoba, Canada. 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.

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