A123 Systems opening new manufacturing facility in Czech Republic; support for increasing volume of 12V and 48V Li-ion systems

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Li-ion battery manufacturer A123 Systems is expanding its operations in Europe by opening a new manufacturing facility in the Czech Republic city of Ostrava. This European location will establish regional assembly of A123’s advanced 12V Lithium-ion starter battery and next-generation 48V battery and cost effectively support the growing market demand. 48V Batteries

E.ON and Samsung SDI to cooperate in Li-ion stationary energy storage business

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The co-operation includes the development of profitable energy storage solutions and, to this end, to assess and develop a potential business model for targeting applications for Lithium-Ion batteries in selected regions and markets. will run battery projects in US, Germany, UK and Czech Republic first. SE recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Samsung SDI on co-operation in the energy storage business.

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Successful first test run of Alstom Coradia iLint fuel cell train; signed letters of intent for 60 trains

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An extensive test campaign will be conducted in Germany and Czech Republic in the coming months before the Coradia iLint performs its first passenger test runs on the Buxtehude–Bremervörde–Bremerhaven–Cuxhaven (Germany) route beginning of 2018. The four-week test runs currently underway in Salzgitter aim at confirming the stability of the energy supply system based on coordinated interaction between the drive, the fuel cell and the battery of the vehicle.

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IONITY partners with Shell, OMV, Tank & Rast and Circle K on sites for high-power charging network; 18 countries, >200 sites

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By joining forces with Shell, IONITY will be able to install its fast charging infrastructure at sites throughout ten European countries: Belgium, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary. IONITY is working with the Austrian company OMV on the roll-out of a fast charging infrastructure in Austria, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary. Electric (Battery) Europe Infrastructure Plug-ins

EEA: average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in Europe increased in 2018

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Sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and battery-electric vehicles (BEV) continued to increase. g CO 2 /km), the Czech Republic (170.0 It also varied across countries: smaller vehicles were sold in Bulgaria and Cyprus ( 1 955 kg) in Slovakia, Finland and Czech Republic.

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Volkswagen Group’s Škoda to unveil 500 km Vision E electric concept at Shanghai show; leveraging MEB for electromobility

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Škoda operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery

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Volkswagen to spend ~€44B on e-mobility, autonomous driving, new mobility services and digitalization through 2023

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Production of the Volkswagen Passat family will be moved to the ŠKODA plant in Kvasiny, Czech Republic, and these models will be built there together with the ŠKODA Superb and Kodiaq from 2023. Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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DAF trucks showcases electric and hybrid trucks at IAA CV

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The motor is powered by a battery pack of up to 222 kWh, providing a range of up to 220 kilometers when the truck is fully laden. As the battery pack is modular, capacity can be scaled to the range required by customers. Electric (Battery) Europe Heavy-duty Hybrids

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EV startup Byton commissions Dürr for paint shop; EcoInCure technology

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Byton is among the early adopters for this technology; Skoda will be the first automotive manufacturer using EcoInCure in its new paint shop in Mlada Boleslav (Czech Republic). Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Li-ion maker A123 Systems to build HQ complex in Michigan, shrink US cell manufacturing

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A123 Systems LLC, a developer and manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries and systems, plans to spend $40 million to build a new headquarters complex in Novi, Michigan. Production for these products will be located in close proximity to customers, including the new Novi manufacturing facility, the recently announced facility in Ostrava, Czech Republic and the ongoing expansion at the company’s Hangzhou, China campus. Batteries

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Danish Power Systems sets new record with degradation rate in high-temperature polymer fuel cells

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The clean technology company Danish Power Systems (DPS), with partners at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, Czech Republic, reports the best operating stability for high-temperature polymer fuel cells (HTPEMFC) yet. The company was founded in 1994 by three researchers at DTU and two development engineers from the battery factory Hellesens, Denmark.

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EEA: Fuel efficiency improvements of new cars in Europe slowed in 2016

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Registrations increased in all EU Member States except in the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Slovenia. Sales of battery electric vehicles continue to increase, but at a significantly slower rate than in earlier years. Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe Fuel Efficiency Sales

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Study finds that EV-specific factors rather than socio-demographic variables better predictors of EV uptake

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BMW updates BMW Connected with expanded services, device support and availability

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For example, the vehicle doors can be locked or the battery’s charge status checked. In order to increase the run time of the devices in use, BMW Connected now also offers an additional mode which preserves battery life. BMW Connected was already offered in the USA, Germany, Austria, UK, Italy, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Ireland, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Luxembourg.

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DAF Putting LF Hybrid Truck Into Production; Eaton Hybrid System

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Energy released during braking is stored in the lithium-ion batteries for re-use during acceleration. Depending on the degree of charge of the lithium-ion batteries, a central computer determines when the diesel engine provides the drive and when and to what extent the electric motor is used.

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Proton Motor Previews Triple-Hybrid Electric Drive Passenger Bus

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The project was coordinated by UJV, a leading research institution in the Czech Republic. The triple-hybrid system combines a 50 kW PM Basic A 50 fuel cell system, battery pack and ultra-capacitors.

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Hyundai to Debut ix-Metro Hybrid Concept and i10 Electric Vehicles at Frankfurt Show

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Powered by a 49kW motor and a 16 kWh battery, the i10 Electric promises a driving range of 160 km (99 miles) and top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph). A new Blue edition of Hyundai’s highly popular i30, designed in Germany and built in the Czech Republic, will also debut in Frankfurt.

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