Toshiba showcasing hybrid-diesel-battery locomotive demonstrator

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Kiel-Toshiba Railway Europe GmbH (TRG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Infrastructure Systems and Solution (TISS), Toshiba Group’s core group in the infrastructure business, will showcase Toshiba’s modular diesel electric hybrid locomotives at Transport Logistic 2019 this week.

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Bosch and CATL collaborating on battery cells for 48V hybrids

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Limited (CATL) have concluded a long-term strategic cooperation agreement under which the partners will jointly specify high-performance battery cells. The cells are to be used in the 48-volt battery developed by Bosch. Bosch 48V battery pack. 48V Batteries Hybrids

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BMW Group Thailand begins local assembly of high-voltage batteries for BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles

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BMW Group Thailand has inaugurated local high-voltage battery production plant in partnership with the DRÄXLMAIER Group, one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers and a partner of BMW Group since 1966. Batteries Electric (Battery) Hybrids Manufacturing Other Asia Plug-ins

2019 111

HELLA develops battery solutions for 48V mild hybrid vehicles

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With its new Dual Voltage Battery Management System and PowerPack 48 Volt products, the company is now one of the first on the market to offer innovative battery module solutions for mild-hybrid vehicles. 48V Batteries Hybrids

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Toyota extends battery warranty for Model Year 2020 hybrid, plug-in, and fuel cell electric vehicles

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In the US, Toyota announced it will extend its hybrid battery warranty from 8 years / 100,000 miles to 10 years from date of first use/150,000 miles, whichever comes first. This extension is valid for all new model year 2020 Toyota hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles. All other HV components will retain coverage under the Hybrid System Warranty at 8 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Batteries Fuel Cells Hybrids

2019 71

BMW doubles battery production in US for coming X3 and X5 plug-in hybrids

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BMW is doubling is battery production capacity in preparation for producing two new plug-in hybrids at its South Carolina factory. The two vehicles—and the expanded battery. Plug-In Hybrids lithium-ion batteries

2019 94

Analysis finds hybrids make better use of scarce batteries than pure EVs

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In the face of growing shortages of batteries and battery materials for electric cars, one respected analytics firm says those batteries would do more good for the environment put to use in more hybrid vehicles rather than fewer all-electric cars. Per kilowatt-hour of battery capacity produced and installed in plug-in vehicles, hybrids deliver 14. Plug-In Hybrids global warming CO2

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AKASOL introducing new high energy battery system

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At the Battery Show North America 2019, AKASOL will present a wide portfolio of new solutions to the battery community. The company’s flagship product is the new high-energy lithium-ion battery AKASystemAKM CYC , which has entered serial development for the battery module and system.

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New Airbus lab in Shenzhen to push battery technology for electric aerial vehicles; collaboration with BYD

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In China, the recently opened Airbus China Innovation Center (ACIC) battery lab is looking to power a new generation of electric-powered aerial vehicles. Asia is the global epicenter of battery development and production, with Japan and Korea as the worldwide leaders.

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MIT: hybrid cathodes could boost energy capacity of lithium-sulfur batteries

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Researchers at MIT and in China are proposing a new class of dense intercalation-conversion hybrid cathodes by combining intercalation-type Mo 6 S 8 with conversion-type sulfur (HMSC) to realize a Li–S full cell. Batteries Li-Sulfur

First US eHighway demonstration running in California; battery-electric, CNG-hybrid and diesel-hybrid trucks

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One battery-electric truck, a clean natural-gas hybrid-electric truck and a diesel-hybrid truck are now driving on a one-mile catenary system on the north- and south-bound lanes of South Alameda Street from East Lomita Boulevard to the Dominguez Channel in Carson.

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Audi testing second-life EV batteries in factory vehicles

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Audi is testing factory vehicles powered by used lithium-ion batteries at its main plant in Ingolstadt. Factory vehicles in Audi’s production plants such as fork-lift trucks and tow tractors have so far been powered by lead-acid batteries. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Wärtsilä to install hybrid upgrades on two offshore supply vessels

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The technology group Wärtsilä will engineer, supply, and install complete battery hybrid packages in two offshore supply vessels owned by the Norway-based operator Atlantic Offshore. The Ocean Art , one of two Atlantic Offshore vessels to be upgraded with a Wärtsilä Hybrid package.

2019 97

BorgWarner introduces onboard battery charger

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BorgWarner introduced its Onboard Battery Charger (OBC), adding to the company’s impressive portfolio of technologies for plug-in hybrid and pure-electric vehicles. It is compatible with all battery chemistries and voltages of 400 volts, 650 volts and 800 volts.

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RAV4 plug-in hybrid, Tesla insurance, Nio battery swapping: Today’s Car News

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Nio positions battery-swapping as an alternative to fast-charging. And there might be a Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid in the works. Tesla is launching its own insurance product. GM faces another drop in its EV tax credit amount next month.

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AVEVAI introduces IONA e-LCVs with more than 300 km range; supercapacitor-battery hybrid technology

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Supercapacitors are able to accept and deploy electrical charge much faster than conventional batteries, and are less affected by charge and discharge cycles, thereby giving them a longer life. Batteries China

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Hybrid batteries doing fine

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There's good news in Jim Motavalli's Greentech report in the NY Times about NiMH batteries in hybrids. The batteries have gotten cheaper, and they have proven robust and long-lived. Yellow Cab in Vancouver has about 100 hybrids, some having racked up as many as 300,000 miles. Tags: hybrid battery Toyota reports a tiny percentage of replacements - 350 packs out of hundreds of thousands of 2nd generation Priuses.

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Demand for battery electric vehicles in Europe doubles in July; growth driven by Tesla and Renault

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Hybrid vehicles also performed well in July, as demand increased by 27% to 56,800 units. Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Plug-ins Sales

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Cummins partners with UCSD on second-life battery development

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has entered a multi-year partnership with the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and its battery validation lab to analyze viable business and technical approaches revto reuse and repurpose electric vehicle batteries effectively. Under the agreement, UC San Diego will perform accelerated testing and real-world application testing, and will develop an outdoor second-life demonstration system comprising Cummins battery modules. Batteries Electric (Battery

2019 96

Bosch uses pyrotechnics to boost battery safety

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The controlled explosion has been a staple of automotive safety for decades, but the supplier Bosch has found a new way to apply the fundamental technology behind airbag deployment to protect EV and hybrid drivers (and their rescuers) in the event of an accident.

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Toyota boosts warranty on plug-in hybrid, hybrid, and fuel-cell vehicles

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Toyota announced last week that it will extend its battery warranty on all 2020 model year (and newer) hybrid, plug-in and fuel-cell vehicles to 10 years or 150,000 miles. This increase means Toyota offers the longest battery warranty in the industry to cover both the original and

2019 91

EV traction battery with thermal storage

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Among the OPTEMUS projects is a traction battery with thermal storage, which the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF has helped to design. Batteries D-I-Y Electric (Battery

2018 116

Bosch creates off-the-shelf 48-volt battery for mild-hybrid systems

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Batteries mild hybrid Bosch 48-Volt mild hybridWhether car buyers are ready or not, many future cars will boast some sort of electrification. The numerous announcements from automakers declare their brands will begin electrifying all vehicles post a certain date; to be clear, that does not mean cars will be solely electric. What it does likely mean is a widespread adoption of 48-volt.

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New BMW X1 xDrive25Le PHEV boosts electric range 83% to 110 km; new NCM battery technology

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The compact Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) developed exclusively for the Chinese automotive market with extended wheelbase and plug-in drive now achieves an electrically powered range of up to 110 kilometers (68 miles) due to its new battery technology. liters per 100 km (181 mpg US) were made possible by advances in the area of battery cell technology. In the new battery cells, the ratio of nickel, cobalt and manganese (NCM) in the electrode material is 8 : 1 : 1.

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GE and SCE unveil first battery-gas turbine hybrid system

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GE and Southern California Edison (SCE) unveiled the first battery-gas turbine hybrid system in Norwalk, California: the LM6000 Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine (Hybrid EGT). Batteries Hybrids Natural Gas Power Generation

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Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid available for order in Europe, deliveries by year-end

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Ford’s Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid van ( earlier post )is available to order now with first deliveries before the end of the year. The Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid’s front wheels are driven exclusively by a 92.9 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Tourneo Custom Plug-In Hybrid.

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New scalable and modular hybrid drive from MAHLE: MMHP

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MAHLE has developed a new, fully integrated and modular hybrid drive that can be tailored to suit a wide range of vehicle applications. In comparison with established hybrid technologies it is more cost-efficient, more compact, and lighter, MAHLE says.

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Battery electrics steal sales from hybrids

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Strong sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in California seem to have a downside. According to an analysis by the California New Car Dealers Association, all of those new plug-in cars are replacing traditional hybrids, not conventional cars. So the fuel and emissions savings aren’t what they could be. Data from the CNCDA’s

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A123: Increasing 48V battery power up to ~25 kW enables advanced mild hybrid capabilities with greater fuel savings

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Improving battery power to such as level would further enable hybridization to near-HEV levels as well as engine downsizing, thereby enabling fuel economy improvements beyond the current 10-15% MHEV limit. Right: Generalized MHEV topology with advanced high-power 48V battery packs.

2017 124

Chery to launch new EXEED line; hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric

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Chery will make the EXEED TX available in Europe with three electrified powertrains: a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV); plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV); or battery-electric vehicle (BEV). miles) in pure electric mode with power supplied by the NCM Lithium battery.

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Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: Big Battery, More Electric Range

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As predicted, the plug-in hybrid version of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 large luxury sedan was released today at the Shanghai Motor Show, using an adaptation of GM''s second-generation Voltec hybrid system. What wasn''t predicted was the startling size of its battery pack: 18.4 China Plug-In Hybrids battery pack Shanghai Auto Show Chevy Volt

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Hybrid Supercapacitor Gives Energy Density Of Lead-Acid Batteries (Video)

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The need to increase electric-car ranges and decrease charging times has led to huge amounts of research into improved battery chemistries. But why stop at the stuff that goes into the battery? Why not change the battery itself?

California deal, Tesla losses, BMW batteries, Rogue Hybrid gone: Today's Car News

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BMW has doubled its battery production in the U.S. in preparation for new plug-in hybrids. Tesla announced $408 million in losses for the second quarter, despite higher sales. Four automakers cut a side deal with California on emissions and fuel-economy standards, circumventing the EPA. And a Democratic House Committee has released a proposal to. Today in Car News

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Subaru introducing its first plug-in hybrid in US; Crosstrek Hybrid

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Subaru Corporation is introducing its first plug-in hybrid vehicle, the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, in the US. Priced at $34,995 plus $975 for destination and delivery, the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid is the most efficient version of the versatile compact SUV. Hybrids Plug-ins

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e plug-in hybrid: More electric range, and quicker

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Sometimes one model year makes quite the difference; and such is the case for the Mercedes-Benz GLC350e plug-in hybrid. The 2020 version of this model will get refreshed styling, the luxury automaker’s latest cabin interface, and its new, third-generation plug-in hybrid hardware.

2019 94

Yesterday's hybrid car is tomorrow's Energizer battery

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That battery-powered alarm clock or flashlight in your house could very well contain a piece of an old hybrid car. Energizer now makes rechargeable AA and AAA batteries with four-percent recycled content, by weight. This new Recharge line includes some material from retired hybrid-car battery packs. DON'T MISS: Nickel-Metal-Hydride Batteries For. Manufacturing Batteries Recycling

Canadian team proposes new propane phase-change thermal management system for hybrid electric battery packs

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The proposed system boils liquid propane to remove the heat generated by the batteries, and the propane vapor is used to cool the part of the battery that is not covered with liquid propane. An air cooling thermal management system for battery packs is sufficient in many cases.

2017 85

Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL goes into preproduction; fuel-cell/battery plug-in hybrid powertrain

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Under the technology designation EQ Power, the latest electric model (destined for subsequent series production) from the Mercedes-Benz family combines fuel-cell and battery technology in the form of a plug-in hybrid. kWh (net) lithium-ion battery (13.8

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Honda to extend application of i-MMD two-motor hybrid system across lineup

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As part of this, Honda will expand the application of its i-MMD (Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive) two-motor hybrid system ( earlier post ) from large to mid-sized vehicles to small-sized vehicles, as well as to PHEVs and to evolve it as the core of Honda electrification technologies.

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Honda to launch motorcycle hybrid system-equipped PCX HYBRID scooter

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Honda’s latest addition to its PCX series of scooters is the PCX HYBRID, the world’s first mass-produced motorized scooter (125cc or less) equipped with a motorcycle hybrid system. 48V Hybrids

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ZF launches product offensive for hybrid and electric drive systems, automated driving, integrated safety, and chassis

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ZF is launching a product offensive for hybrid and electric vehicles, active chassis systems, integrated safety, and automated driving. It is laying the foundation for a new breed of battery-electric vehicles with its new 8-speed automatic transmission for hybridization.

2019 116

Novel hybrid electrolytes to enable high-safety high-voltage Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering in China have developed new hybrid electrolytes to support high-voltage Li-ion batteries (e.g., ~5 O 4 /Li batteries are improved by using the hybrid electrolytes. O 2 /graphite batteries.

2018 95

Scania unveils new hybrid, battery-electric buses

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At Busworld in Kortrijk, Belgium, Scania unveiled the hybrid Scania Interlink Low Decker and the battery-electric Scania Citywide bus. The Scania Interlink Low Decker is presently available for diesel, biodiesel, HVO, CNG/CBG, ethanol and, with the latest addition, hybrid. It complements the Scania Citywide Low Entry Suburban, which is also available for the full range of alternative fuels as well as in a hybrid mode.

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