With BYD and IndyGo, Momentum Dynamics to install three 300kW inductive charging stations in Indianapolis

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Momentum Dynamics Corporation, the global leader in high-power wireless charging for electric vehicles, in partnership with BYD and IndyGo, will install three 300-kilowatt inductive charging points in Indianapolis, the highest capacity system of its kind implemented anywhere in the world. Each time the bus reaches an inductive charger, located at endpoints of the route, the battery automatically receives a charging boost enabling the vehicle to continue along the route.

Bolloré Group launches electric car sharing service in Indianapolis

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BlueIndy has placed into service in Indianapolis, Indiana the first 50 of an eventual 500 electric vehicles (Bluecars) that provide convenient, cleaner transportation with the swipe of a membership card.

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Bolloré launches electric car sharing service in Indianapolis

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France-based Bolloré Group launched the BlueIndy electric car sharing advice in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Mayor of Indianapolis chose to align this event with the opening of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) conference. EDTA usually holds its yearly conference in Washington, DC, but this year chose Indianapolis, renowned city in the automotive industry, primarily because of the BlueIndy launch.

Indianapolis plans to add 425 PHEVs and BEVs to municipal fleet by 2016

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The City of Indianapolis will upgrade 425 non-police-pursuit sedans in its muncipal fleet to plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles by early 2016, cut the size of the fleet by 100 vehicles, and save $8.7 This is a landmark step in revitalizing our aging fleet and replacing expensive internal combustion engine vehicles with cutting-edge EV technology, all while reducing our dependence on oil and saving Indianapolis taxpayers thousands in fuel costs each year.

BYD 60-foot battery-electric bus completes full Altoona Pass/Fail test

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BYD achieved a first when its 60-foot battery-electric articulated transit bus completed durability road testing under the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) new Pass/Fail guidelines at the Model Bus Testing Program in Altoona, Pa. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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BYD to unveil new electric transit bus and motor coach

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BYD will unveil a new electric transit bus (K7M-ER) and a new electric motor coach (C9M) at BusCon 2019, held at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis 23-25 September. The C9M is 40-foot long motor coach, the first battery-electric motor coach of its length in the industry.

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BMW to supply Motiv with i3 Li-ion batteries for integration into EPIC for commercial EVs

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California-based Motiv Power Systems, a provider of medium-duty all-electric fleet chassis for trucks and buses ( earlier post ), announced a supply agreement with BMW to integrate the latest (third) evolution of BMW’s passenger car lithium-ion battery packs into Motiv’s EPIC (Electric Powered Intelligent Chassis). When Motiv specs a battery for a chassis, we are looking for factors that matter most to our end users. Batteries Electric (Battery) Fleets

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XL launches PHEV Ford F-250; 50% improvement in fuel economy

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XL unveiled its plug-in hybrid electric Ford Super Duty F-250 pickup truck ( earlier post ) at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The battery is also charged by regenerative braking during driving, which captures and stores energy while slowing the vehicle.

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EnerDel secures second order to supply Li-ion battery pack for Volvo C30 Electric Car

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has received a second supply order from Volvo Car Corporation to manufacture its 24 kWh, lithium-ion battery pack to power Volvo’s C30 Electric car. EnerDel was initially selected by Volvo as its battery supplier for the Volvo C30 Electric back in September 2009 when the car was announced as part of Volvo’s “Drive-E Towards Zero” strategy. is a privately-held company headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. EnerDel, Inc.

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Smith Electric Vehicles launches production of battery-electric Newton Step Van

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unveiled the Newton Step Van, a battery-electric vehicle built on the versatile Newton platform that features a walk-in body produced by Indiana-based Utilimaster. Smith announced the launch of the Newton Step Van in Indianapolis at the NTEA Work Truck Show, North America’s largest vocational truck and equipment event. Smith Electric Vehicles Corp.

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Axion supplying PbC batteries to Norfolk Southern for all-battery switcher and working on line-haul hybrid locomotives; micro-hybrid and stationary expansion

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The battery-electric NS-999, “under the long hood”. In April, Axion Power International Inc received an order from Norfolk Southern Corp (NS) for PbC lead-carbon batteries for use in an all-battery-powered switcher locomotive. PbC batteries. PbC battery.

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Duke Energy and ITOCHU to assess second-life applications for Li-ion automotive batteries

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signed an agreement to collaborate on advanced energy technologies, starting with the evaluation and testing of second-life applications for electric vehicle batteries. Duke Energy and ITOCHU’s program builds upon their involvement in Project Plug-IN, a large-scale public/private EV initiative based in Indianapolis. Duke Energy and ITOCHU believe batteries that become unsuitable for use in EVs could live on in other applications. Tags: Batteries Plug-ins

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President Obama Announces 48 Projects to Receive $2.4B in Grants for Next-Generation of Batteries and Electric Vehicles; To be Combined with $2.4B in Industry Cost-Share

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President Obama announced 48 new advanced battery and electric drive projects that will receive $2.4 These projects, selected through a highly competitive process by the Department of Energy (DOE), are intended to accelerate the development of US manufacturing capacity for batteries and electric drive components as well as the deployment of electric drive vehicles. Production of manganese oxide cathode / graphite lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles.

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EnerDel Plans to Invest $237M in New Indiana Lithium-Ion Battery Plant

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Lithium-ion battery manufacturer EnerDel will invest $237 million in a new manufacturing plant near its Indianapolis headquarters in order to meet anticipated demand for advanced battery systems used in both automotive and stationary smart grid applications. The new Indiana plant will give EnerDel the capacity to produce battery packs for approximately 600,000 hybrid electric vehicles, or 60,000 battery-electric cars.

Maxwell Technologies introduces ultracapacitor-based engine start module for medium-duty diesel trucks

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Maxwell’s ESM ULTRA 31/900 assumes the starting responsibility for the truck and effectively eliminates cranking problems that come from weak or discharged batteries. Unlike the batteries, the ESM has three terminals. at the Work Truck Show, 5-7 March in Indianapolis.

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XL to launch plug-in hybrid electric Ford F-250 pickup at NTEA Work Truck Show

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XL, a provider of connected vehicle electrification solutions for commercial, utility and municipal fleets, will unveil a plug-in hybrid electric version of the popular Ford F-250 pickup truck at the NTEA Work Truck show, 5-8 March in Indianapolis.

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Smart will be launching a test fleet of 250 electric cars in selected areas, including: Portland, San Jose, Indianapolis, Orlando, and the Washington, D.C. Indianapolis; Orlando, Fla.; The Smart electric will carry a 16.5-kilowatt-hour battery pack produced by Tesla Motors Inc., The pack is less than half the size of the Mini E’s battery pack, but the Smart also weighs about 1,000 pounds less.

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DOE Announces Nearly $11 Million for Advanced Automotive Battery Research, Development, and Demonstration Projects

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected seven cost-shared research projects for the development of advanced batteries for electric drive vehicles. These projects were selected under the battery materials and manufacturing topic area from the Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement released early in 2008. of Indianapolis, Indiana, has been selected for negotiation of an award for up to $3.3 Tags: Batteries

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Cummins working on two medium- and heavy-duty PHEV projects; Class 6 truck, Class 7 and 8 buses

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Cummins researchers will optimize the powertrain by selecting the engine with the best architecture to use as an electric commercial vehicle range extender, using the engine to manage the charge level of the all-electric drive battery pack. LTO is a power battery, handles high C rates and has good durability, Parker said. Batteries Heavy-duty Hybrids Plug-ins

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EnerDel Scores Power Regulation Deal, Gets Toe-hold in SmartGrid Conversion

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Indianapolis-based battery maker EnerDel is tied closely to the Th!nk nk electric car company and to other automakers moving into the EV and PHEV field such as Nissan. But it seems that the company is now expanding it's activities beyond automotive power units and into the area of the larger electrical infrastructure. EnerDel has announced a new

ICCT paper assesses leading regional EV markets in US and policies behind them

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These typically range from $1,000 to $3,000 per battery electric vehicle in most states, and they are typically about half as much for plug-in hybrid vehicles due to their lesser all-electric driving capability. Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Policy Sales

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THINK delivers 17 EVs to utility fleet customers and employees in Indiana

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received 10 electric THINK City cars, and the remainder were delivered to Indianapolis Power & Light for company fleet use. By targeting electric utilities in the early deployment of EVs, we can help address several important challenges to the successful commercialization of these cars, such as establishing residual values for batteries, the cost of installing infrastructure and understanding the local impact of charging networks on the grid.

EnerDel to supply batteries for Fisker

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Indianapolis based battery market EnerDel has secured a huge coup as it announced that is has signed a letter of intent to power the Fisker Karma. The letter of intent is considered a “potential long-term battery supply agreement&# according to a Press release with the final contract hinging on the results of reliability and performance tests. It is hoped that the battery packs will play their part in the mass deployment of electric drive.

EnerDel Signs Letter of Intent to Supply Lithium-Ion Batteries to Fisker Automotive; Inaugurates New Manufacturing Line

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EnerDel and Fisker, the independent American carmaker developing a line of plug-in vehicles for the global market, have signed a letter of intent for a potential long-term battery supply agreement. Fisker had earlier said it would use lithium-ion batteries developed by Quantum’s strategic alliance partner Advanced Lithium Power Ltd. EnerDel plans to expand both cell manufacturing capacity at the Indianapolis plant and pack assembly capacity at the company’s Noblesville facility.

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XL Hybrids XL3 powertrain technology now available on diesel commercial van

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The retrofitted XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System saves fuel through regenerative braking, a process by which the electric motor helps slow the vehicle when the driver brakes, charging the battery. When the driver accelerates, the battery releases the energy to the electric motor, helping propel the vehicle. XL Hybrids is unveiling a Reach van with the XL3 system in the company’s booth at the 2015 NTEA Work Truck Show, 4-6 March at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

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DOE releases report from 6 projects evaluating EV charging impacts on grid and customer charging behaviors

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Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL). Length of charging sessions and the power required varied based on the vehicle model, charger type, and state of battery discharge. Behavior Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Plug-ins Smart charging Smart Grid Charging patterns with (TOU) and without (RES) whole house time-of-use rate during summer weekdays at Progress Energy, one of the participating utilities. Peak period is in gray.) Click to enlarge.

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THINK launches EV production in Indiana

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Workers in the US are completing production of the cars, including installing electric drive trains with advanced Lithium-ion batteries from manufacturer Ener1, Inc. in Indianapolis. THINK has started production of the THINK City electric vehicle at its plant in Elkhart, Indiana. The company, with global headquarters in Oslo, Norway, plans to build 300 THINK City electric cars at the facility by the end of the year. This is another major milestone for us.

Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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During past eight years the number of plug-in electric vehicle models has increased from one to more than 20, battery costs have decreased 70%, and the number of electric vehicle charging stations has increased from less than 500 in 2008 to more than 16,000 today—a 40-fold increase. Indianapolis Power & Light Company. A 350 kW charging system could charge a 200-mile range battery in less than 10 minutes. Batteries Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Plug-ins Policy

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Lightning Hybrids introducing hydraulic hybrid system on walk-in box truck

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The system, which does not have electric batteries, uses this otherwise wasted energy for acceleration, supplementing power from the internal combustion engine to reduce fuel costs for fleet owners and greatly cut emissions.

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Navigant Research forecasts new EV global sales of > 346,000 units in 2014; 10 predictions for the year

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Possibilities include dramatic reductions in the cost of EV batteries that lead to more cost- competitive vehicles, greater state or federal incentives, or increasing taxes on fossil fuels. batteries, electric drive systems, etc.), presence in Indianapolis.

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USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure

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The vast majority of the funded projects are for battery-electric buses and infrastructure; two projects are receiving a total of $3.2 The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities will receive funding to purchase battery electric buses, associated charging infrastructure and a back-up generator to maintain bus service in a disaster situation. The 30' battery electric buses will replace several vehicles at or near the end of their useful lives.

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Ener1 to Take 31% Stake in EV Maker Think Global; Think City Production Moves to Valmet in Finland

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Lithium-ion battery manufacturer Ener1, Inc. is the parent company of EnerDel, a leading manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion automotive battery systems based in Indianapolis and an existing supplier to Think. EnerDel and Think have also agreed to enter into a new long-term battery supply agreement as part of the transaction. EnerDel will receive certain exclusivity rights for the supply of batteries for Think’s current and upcoming new vehicle models.

Lightning Hybrids secures order for 35 hydraulic hybrid systems from Kiessling Transit

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The technology, which has no electric batteries, applies a hydraulic system to the driveline of a vehicle to regenerate braking energy. Lightning Hybrids announced the Kiessling Transit agreement at a press conference during the National Truck Equipment Association’s Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, where a walk-in van equipped with the Lightning Hybrids system participated in the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive.

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Renault and Bolloré plan to partner in car-sharing and EVs

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Following the success of Autolib’ in 55 municipalities in and around the Paris region, and the contracts already won by the Bolloré Group in Lyon, Bordeaux and Indianapolis, the Renault and Bolloré groups will look at the possible founding of a joint venture to win and implement new projects in order to meet growing demand in France and on international markets for electric car-sharing services. Development and production of a 3-seater vehicle using a 20 kWh Bolloré battery.

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VIA Motors and Verizon to collaborate on extended range electric work vehicles; evaluation for possible wide-scale application

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24 kWh liquid-cooled Li-ion battery pack supporting 40 miles of all electric range. The partners made the announcement at the National Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, where VIA demonstrated an electrified pickup truck and cargo van, two of the most widely used vehicles in Verizon’s fleet.

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DOE awarding >$24M to 77 projects through Technology Commercialization Fund

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Concentric Ring Gas Atomization Die Design for Optimized Particle Production, $150,000 Praxair, Indianapolis, Ind. Significant Cost Reduction Potential for Wave Energy Conversion Devices with Variable Geometry Modules, $102,089 Solar Automated Permit Software for Distributed PV and Battery Storage, $695,000 California Solar + Storage Association (CALSSA), Sacramento, Calif. Enabling Cobalt-Free Battery Solution for Behind The Mater Storage, $750,000 SPARKS, Castro Valley, Calif.

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Ener1 Receives Commitment for $65M Equity Investment; Negotiating with DOE on Low Interest ATVMP Loan

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announced last month that it had achieved an important automotive-grade certification, Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), for THINK and had begun shipping battery packs to be installed in THINK vehicles for commercial sale in European and North American markets. Tags: Batteries Ener1, Inc.,

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ENER1 Receives Additional $20M from Principal Shareholder

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Ener1 will use these additional funds along with its grant from the United States Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to fund an immediate increase in working capital and to help achieve its intended manufacturing plans to install 260 MW hours, or capacity for 11,000 electric vehicle battery packs, at its three Indianapolis facilities. Li-ion maker ENER1, Inc.

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XL Hybrids enters installation and distribution partnership with Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products; expands hybrid drive system to Ford E-series vans

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The two companies will display a hybrid cargo van upfitted with XL Hybrids’ parallel hybrid powertrain technology at the Leggett & Platt CVP Booth at the 2013 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana next week. kWh battery pack from Johnson Controls that is lighter than the older 2.0

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Postal Service Minivan - Click above for high-res gallery Chrysler is celebrating Earth Day today by unveiling the first four of what will be a fleet of 250 battery-powered minivans for the U.S.

Delphi Using $89.3M DOE Award to Support Expansion of Power Electronics Engineering and New Manufacturing Facility; First Products for Allison

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Allison, headquartered in Indianapolis, announced earlier this month that it had entered into a long-term business agreement with Delphi to advance the production of medium-duty hybrid trucks in the United States. Tags: Electric (Battery) Hybrids Power Electronics Delphi Electronics & Safety outlined its plans to implement an $89.3

2009 73

ABAT and Wuxi Angell Autocycle Introduce Three Hybrid Motorcycles

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Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc. ABAT), a developer, manufacturer and distributor of rechargeable Polymer Lithium-Ion (PLI) batteries and Wuxi Angell Autocycle Co., Ltd unveiled three hybrid motorcycles at the Dealer Expo 2009, 13-16 February, in Indianapolis, IN. All three models are equipped with a lithium-ion battery pack (48V rated voltage and 15 Ah rated capacity) developed by the ABAT.

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ENER1 Raises $65M in Capital Though Sale of Notes

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vehicle battery packs, at its three Indianapolis facilities. ENER1, Inc. has agreed to sell $55 million of senior unsecured notes, together with shares of common stock and warrants, to certain investment funds, led by funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P. In addition, the company also announced the sale of $10 million in senior convertible notes to strategic partner ITOCHU Corporation.

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