UT Dallas researchers use 2D MoS2 as protective layer for Li-metal anodes in Li-S batteries; extended cycle life

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Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have used two-dimensional (2D) MoS 2 (molybdenum disulfide) as a protective layer for Li-metal anodes, greatly improving the performances of Li–S batteries. Batteries Li-Sulfur

Fort Worth buying four New Flyer electric buses for new zero-emission route

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The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (Trinity Metro) has awarded New Flyer a contract for four heavy-duty, thirty-five-foot Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric buses. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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FTA awarding $55M to 10 projects deploying battery-electric and fuel-cell buses

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The San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD), the transit provider for Stockton and San Joaquin County in California, will receive funding to purchase five Proterra battery-electric buses and a charging station. Lextran, the transit authority in Lexington, Kentucky, will receive funding to purchase five Proterra battery-electric buses, one charging station and one maintenance area charging system. Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority (DART).

2015 78

LEAF sales hit 50K mark in US, almost 115K worldwide

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Cumulative Nissan LEAF sales in the US hit the 50,000 mark this month, with the delivery of a black LEAF SL in Dallas, Texas. The national promotion is modeled after a successful pilot program launched in Dallas and Houston last fall with Houston-based NRG eVgo.

2014 100

Mie University team working on aqueous li-air batteries; 300 Wh/kg

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Researchers at Mie University in Japan have developed a new protected lithium electrode for aqueous lithium/air rechargeable batteries. Lead researcher Nobuyuki Imanishi said that the system has a practical energy density of more than 300 Wh/kg, about twice that of many commercial lithium-ion batteries. They presented their work at the 247 th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Dallas.

2014 81

Researchers demonstrate effective silicon-based thermoelectric generators

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A University of Texas at Dallas physicist has teamed with Texas Instruments Inc. So no one has to dig that up to change a battery. He turned to Lee and UT Dallas to further study what the devices could do. Lee’s research is supported by the National Science Foundation through the Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) program, and the work at UT Dallas was performed in the Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) laboratory.

2019 84

Researchers suggest subsidies and policies targeting plug-ins with small battery packs would produce more benefits at lower cost

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Federal subsidies and policies to encourage plug-in vehicle adoption would produce more benefits at lower cost by targeting the purchase of vehicles with small battery packs, according to Jeremy J. air emissions and oil displacement benefits) in the near term per dollar spent than PHEVs and battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) with large battery packs providing longer electric range. Current federal policy is weighted toward plug-in with larger battery packs.

2012 104

NASA, Uber to explore safety, efficiency of future urban airspace

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At its research facility at the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, NASA will use the data supplied by Uber to simulate a small passenger-carrying aircraft as it flies through DFW airspace during peak scheduled air traffic. Aviation Car Sharing Electric (Battery) Mobility services

2018 78

Mayor Menino Adds Boston

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These vehicles take currently available gasoline-hybrid vehicles to the next level, allowing drivers to plug them in for a few hours to charge the batteries and then drive emissions free solely on electric power for 35-60 miles. Boston joins in the Plug-In Campaign. By Mayor Thomas M.

2006 130

Traction Action

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Plug-in vehicles would combine today’s new electric-flex fuel (gas and/or biofuels such as ethanol) hybrid technology with a larger battery that could be recharged by plugging it into a standard wall sockets.

2006 130

UPS collaborating with Workhorse to deploy 50 electric trucks; rivaling acquisition cost of conventional; no subsidies

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Electric vehicle technology is rapidly improving with battery, charging and smart grid advances that allow us to specify our delivery vehicles to eliminate emissions, noise and dependence on diesel and gasoline. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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Plug In Auto Nation

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Contrasting plug-in hybrids to the limited range of earlier electric vehicles, Jackson added, "Next-generation batteries are significantly more powerful and can tolerate discharging and charging much more forgivingly than earlier versions.

2006 130

Lead-Carbon Battery Company Axion Power Completes $26M Private Placement Stock Offering

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the developer of advanced lead-carbon PbC batteries ( earlier post ), recently completed a private placement of an aggregate of 45,757,572 shares of its common stock to institutional and individual investors at a price of $0.57 Axion Power has developed several technological improvements to traditional lead-acid batteries, and owns numerous patents covering them. Axion Power International, Inc.,

2009 71

Profile: Li-ion Battery and Pack Supplier Valence Technology

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a provider of lithium-ion batteries, modules and packs. Donaghy noted that Valence has shipped some 70 MWh of Li-ion battery capacity since 2005—equivalent to 200,000 batteries, or enough for 1,500 3.5 We believe we are the number one shipper of lithium phosphate batteries in the world right now, ” he said. For reference, a typical lead acid battery can survive 500-800 cycles while 2,800 cycles is almost 8 years of use assuming one cycle a day. by Bill Cooke.

2009 60

Tesla expanding Supercharger network; boosting charging to 120 kW

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The accelerated rollout of the Tesla Supercharger network will see: Triple the number of Tesla Supercharger stations by the end of next month, including additional stations in California, coverage of the northwest region from Vancouver to Seattle to Portland, Austin to Dallas in Texas, Illinois and Colorado. Batteries Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Tesla’s vision of the Supercharger network in 2015. Click to enlarge.

2013 89

Proterra introduces 35-foot electric bus

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Battery-electric bus manufacturer Proterra has introduced a new 35-foot vehicle based on the same technology platform as its current 40-foot Catalyst vehicle. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will be the first customer for the new bus, receiving seven 35-foot Catalyst FC buses and two overhead semi-autonomous fast chargers. Operators can easily reconfigure or upgrade the battery packs and chargers to meet their evolving transit needs. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

2015 79

Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Nissan provided a list of the top 15 markets in the US for the Nissan LEAF battery-electric vehicle. Nashville, home of Nissan Americas headquarters and the plants that assemble both LEAF and its battery. Dallas-Ft. Electric (Battery) Sales

2013 141

Toyota unveils RAV4 EV demonstration vehicle; targeting fully-engineered version in 2012 for market

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Tesla Motors is supplying the battery and other related components. The final driving range of the 2012 Phase One vehicle will depend on many factors still being considered, not the least of which is battery size and design, as it relates to useable power. The RAV4 EV demonstrator.

2010 132

Summer Update

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They join Founding Members from these cities: Arlington, TX, Baltimore, Boulder, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Irvine, CA, Los Angeles, Memphis, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, and Wenatchee, WA.

2006 130

New graphene-derived 3D porous carbon material enables energy-dense supercapacitors

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Supercapacitors made from the material have an energy density that is approaching the energy density of lead-acid batteries, while retaining the high power density that is characteristic of supercapacitors. Supercapacitors are similar to batteries in that both store electric charge.

2011 102

Nissan LEAF passes 25,000 sales mark in US

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The battery-electric car posted its best US sales month yet in March, and a 423.5% We’re seeing the adoption curve for EVs accelerate, and there is tremendous interest not only on the West Coast but in a number of new strongholds like Atlanta, Raleigh, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, St. The Nissan LEAF has sold more than 25,000 units in the US. year-over-year sales increase in April. Nissan has sold more than 62,000 units worldwide.

Nestlé Waters Converts Lift Trucks from LPG to Hydrogen Fuel Cells

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Nestlé Waters North America has installed 32 Plug Power GenDrive hydrogen fuel cells, purchased in 2008, in its materials-handling fleet at their Dallas, Texas bottling facility. Nestlé Waters evaluated both hydrogen fuel cells and lead-acid batteries as potential replacements for the LPG-fueled systems. Nestlé Waters also signed a long-term agreement with Air Products to supply hydrogen and hydrogen fueling station technology for the Dallas facility.

2009 71

Pike Research projects California, New York and Florida to lead US in PEV sales

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Dallas, Philadelphia, Houston, Atlanta and Washington DC are not expected to show strong sales of PEVs; all are forecast to have fewer than 28,000 PEVs in their markets by 2017. Electric (Battery) Forecasts Hybrids Plug-ins SalesPike projections of cumulative light duty plug-in electric vehicle sales, 10 largest MSAs by population, 2011-2017. Click to enlarge.

Nissan plans to add at least 500 quick-charging stations to US in next 18 months, tripling the quick-charging infrastructure

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NRG currently operates similar networks in Houston and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and has announced networks in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Joaquin Valley areas. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Plug-insNissan plans to triple the current electric vehicle quick-charging infrastructure in the United States with the addition of at least 500 quick-charging stations in the next 18 months, including the greater Washington DC area’s first fast-charge network.

2013 88

Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

And in a true smart grid, electric cars will not only be able to draw on electricity to run their motors, they will also be able to do the reverse: send electricity stored in their batteries back into the grid when it is needed. We will own the battery. — Mark - Dallas 21.

2009 53

UPS Deploys 200 More Hybrid Delivery Trucks

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Before this latest deployment, UPS was operating 50 hybrid electrics in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Phoenix. Primary components are the Hybrid Drive Unit (HDU), which combines a clutch, a 44 kW/420 N·m motor/generator and automatically controlled manual transmission; the motor inverter/controller; the DC/DC converter; and a 2 kWh li-ion battery pack.

2010 71

PHEV Day 149, Friday, 6 March 2009. "Spirit of DC".The First EVer PHEV in Bonham, Texas!

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Later, after recharging at John & Nancy, the "Spirit" made a run to the North Texas Mensa "Texas Hold'em," in East Dallas and returned with a 69.8MPG for 81 miles, doing in the process some 99.9MPG fro 13 or so miles. He was seeing John for comparative EV points of view, since John has 2 x Sparrows, one Fiero Destiny with Li-ion battery pack (only 34 were supposedly produced last century by Solar Electric Engineering), a Honda Insight.

2009 36

Hino Trucks introduces new Class 4, 5 diesel and diesel hybrid electric trucks for North American market

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The hybrid models are equipped with a NiMH battery pack. Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and California. The new Hino COE diesel and diesel hybrid for the North American market. Click to enlarge.

2011 102

DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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Dallas). Double-Stator Switched Reluctance Motor (DSSRM) Technology General Atomics and the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) will develop a new type of electric motor with the. unique “double stator” motor design, which has initially been investigated at UT-Dallas, which can smoothly and efficiently. Battery Based On Advanced Metal Hydrides A project team from the University of Utah will develop an advanced metal hydride-based compact hot and cold battery.

2011 96

United Natural Foods Installing Air Products Hydrogen Fueling Technology for 65 Fuel Cell Forklifts

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UNFI looked to this initiative to replace lead acid batteries and their associated charging equipment with hydrogen fuel cells as part of its culture of social responsibility and its commitment to using clean energy, as well as to improve efficiency, productivity and reliability. In contrast, traditional battery-powered equipment must be placed temporarily out of operation for battery replacement and required battery recharging approximately every four to six hours.

2010 64

Daimler Trucks NA SuperTruck achieves 115% freight efficiency improvement over 2009 baseline; 50.2% engine BTE

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The final SuperTruck demonstrator ran a five-day, 312-mile (502-kilometer) roundtrip route on Texas Interstate 35 between San Antonio and Dallas, at a weight of 65,000 lbs (29,484 kg) GVWR at a speed of 65 mph (105 km/h), where it achieved an average result of 12.2

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DOE to award $35M to 24 projects to support early-stage, innovative technologies and solutions in advanced manufacturing

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The project targets lower cost and energy consumption, higher performance and reliability, and a reduced manufacturing footprint of multilayer particulate films including fuel cells, batteries, photovoltaics, and capacitors. University of Texas at Dallas. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $35 million for 24 projects to support early-stage, innovative technologies and solutions in advanced manufacturing.

2018 60

Wegmans’ Warehouse Operations Launches 50 Fuel-Cell Powered Pallet Trucks

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The GenDrive systems can be quickly refueled in less than five minutes, completely eliminating the need to change, store, charge and maintain multiple lead acid batteries per lift truck. To this point, Wegmans’ material handling equipment was all powered with lead acid batteries. Not so when battery power is used, performance diminishes as the battery discharges. hydrogen fuel cell powered forklifts at Nestlé Waters North America in Dallas, Tex.;

2010 71

Texas study finds PHEV use could increase ozone at night, decrease ozone during the day

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The team modeled the air quality impacts of replacing approximately 20% of the gasoline-powered light duty vehicle miles traveled (VMT) with electric VMT by the year 2018 for four major cities in Texas: Dallas/Ft Worth, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. Charging to maximize battery life (charging just before use and only the amount of charge needed to complete the trip). Charging the battery when it was a convenient time for the driver (typically just after vehicle use).

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US DOE Awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

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The project will deploy refueling stations and alternative fuel vehicles in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The project will result in the development of approximately 184 liquid propane Autogas refueling stations in the following major metropolitan areas: Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Denver, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Dallas, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Seattle, Orlando, San Diego, St. Tags: Biodiesel Electric (Battery) Ethanol Fleets Fuels Heavy-duty Hybrids LNG Natural Gas

2009 81

Kenworth Receives Largest Hybrid Tractor and Truck Order Yet

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Coca-Cola Enterprises uses tractors as its standard bulk delivery truck for large deliveries, and plans to deploy the Kenworth hybrid tractors to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New Orleans, New York, Portland (Ore.), The hybrids also have an integral transmission-mounted motor/generator and frame-mounted 340-volt, lithium-ion battery pack.