BMW Group spare parts logistics center piloting autonomous transport platforms

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The BMW Group’s worldwide spare parts logistics center in Dingolfing has recently started piloting autonomous transport platforms. The electrically powered AutoBox helps to move incoming spare parts efficiently from the freight dock to the warehouse.

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Battery Monitoring Parts

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Here are several components from the Belktronix battery monitoring system. In the upper left is the "batmon" unit (one for each battery) that monitors each battery. The green LED turns on when the resistive shunt (lower left in the photo) kicks in to balance out the batteries.

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BMW teams with Jaguar Land Rover for EV parts

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Jaguar Land Rover and BMW announced on Wednesday that they will form an alliance to build the unique parts, beyond the battery, that make up an electric vehicle.

Tesla Model 3: what parts breakdown says about high-volume electric car

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parts suppliers assembly Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Tesla CEO Elon Musk has aspirations of vertically integrating his companies as much as possible, trying to avoid traditional suppliers wherever he can. While Tesla has been successful in developing things like their electric motors in-house, the company still relies on others for many of the components that go into its cars. The Model 3 was.

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Volkswagen Group Components supplying numerous components and parts for the production of the Volkswagen ID.3

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The Brunswick plant develops and produces the battery system, further sites deliver castings and other parts. The Group Components plant in Kassel supplies electric drives and platform parts for the ID.3. Battery system from Brunswick. The battery system for the ID.3

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Zap&Go bringing C-Ion technology to Williams Advanced Engineering-led consortium as part of £246M Faraday Battery Challenge

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Zap&Go Ltd has been selected to contribute its unique Carbon-Ion (C-Ion) technology to a consortium led by Williams Advanced Engineering to develop next-generation battery systems for electric vehicles. Batteries Electric (Battery

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Daimler, partners building next-gen additive manufacturing process pilot production line for spare parts

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Retainer of the truck diesel engine—the first spare part of the partner pilot project NextGenAM, from Daimler, Premium AEROTEC and EOS. A driverless transport system and robots ensure the smooth movement of the parts through every stage of the production line.

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parts on Ebay great news!!

DIY Electric Car

Yipee, scored on the exact parts I wanted on Ebay. Further distiny occured when I privately e-mailed the seller ( I first tried to e-mail through ebay but of course their site was censored), and found out that he also had the zivan battery cahrger that I wanted, and controll box complete with 2 albright sw 200 contactors wired with relays and vacume pump for breaks, already installed in a plug and play fashon.

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Motiv Power Systems delivering 7 electric walk-in vans to USPS as part of CARB program; deployment in Central Valley

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The first vehicle now serves routes in Fresno with the balance of the vehicles to be deployed in Fresno and Stockton as part of a year-long program. We’re proud to now be a part of USPS’ long tradition of implementing the latest technology to green their fleet.

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Civic Engine Removal - Part 1

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Step 1: disconnect the negative then positive battery cables. Step 18: Remove the battery cable/starter cable from the under-hood fuse-relay box and ABS power cable from the battery terminal.

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Automotive supplier tests immersion-cooled batteries for EVs

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The two biggest challenges for electric cars—battery life and charge times—come down to battery cooling. lithium batteries

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BASF acquires Ovonic Battery Company; NiMH leader to be part of BASF Battery Materials business unit

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BASF has acquired Ovonic Battery Company (OBC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices Inc. Ovonic is a leading producer of NiMH (nickel metal hydride) battery technology, including the production of cathode active materials (CAMs) for this battery type.

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Do I need a battery management system (BMS), or not?

Electric Cars are for Girls

We're getting very close to ordering the new parts, but there's one in particularMy dad and I are in the process of converting his 77 VW Rabbit to electric.

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researching suspension parts

Open Source Civic EV Kit

When people purchase their '92-'95 civic, the first thing they'll need to do is upgrade the suspension to handle the extra weight of the batteries. The CivicWithACord journal suggests getting Koni yellow adjustable struts and a set of Ground Control coil-overs. Ground Control sells the coil overs (SKU 4530) for $299+shipping. Make sure you request the beefed up springs, two of type 1200.250.0275 and two of type 1200.250.0200.

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Toyota and Kenworth collaborate to develop 10 hydrogen fuel-cell T680 trucks as part of ZANZEFF grant

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This collaboration is part of a $41-million Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) grant preliminarily awarded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), with the Port of Los Angeles as the prime applicant.

2019 103

LG Chem logs another electric-car win: Faraday Future to buy batteries

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South Korean firm LG Chem is one of the largest suppliers of lithium-ion battery cells for electric cars. Batteries parts suppliers lithium-ion plug-in cars LG Chem Faraday FutureIt already counts 25 separate auto brands among its clients, and parent company LG contracted with General Motors to provide extensive development work on the Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car. Now LG Chem is adding another, much new carmaker to.

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LG Chem To Become World's Biggest Electric-Car Battery Supplier? Could Be, Report Says

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Three major companies compete today to supply the lithium-ion cells that make up the bulk of today's electric-car battery market. Then there's LG Chem, which sells lithium-ion batteries to quite a number of different car manufacturers. Manufacturing Batteries parts suppliers lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars lg-chemPanasonic sells primarily to Tesla Motors, while AESC is a joint venture half owned by Nissan.

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Geely Auto’s flagship Bo Rui GE hybrid selected as part of China’s diplomatic fleet; 48V MHEV or PHEV

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During a traffic jam, it switches to pure EV mode, on the expressway it switches hybrid travel mode, when the battery is low it uses the engine and regenerative braking to charge it.

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GM wins US grant to develop solid-state batteries

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General Motors is the latest automaker reported to be working on solid-state lithium batteries, thanks to a $2 million grant from Uncle Sam. The money is part of a larger grant to develop more fuel-efficient powertrains, the fan site GM Authority reports. lithium batteries

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Volkswagen targeting recycling 97% of raw materials in end-of-life EV battery packs

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Volkswagen plans to build one million electric vehicles a year by 2025; given this target, handling battery recycling internally is a priority for cost and environmental reasons. In the long term, Volkswagen wants to recycle about 97% of all raw materials in end-of-life EV battery packs.

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Volkswagen: e-mobility and sustainability; Part 1, the e-Golf and Golf GTE

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earlier post ); and currently has two battery-electric passenger cars on the market (e-Up! At the event, Volkswagen is presenting its new battery electric e-Golf ( earlier post ), along with the battery-electric e-up! The total energy capacity of the battery is 24.2

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World’s largest electric ferry completes maiden voyage; 4.3MWh Leclanché battery system

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Capable of carrying approximately 30 vehicles and 200 passengers, is powered by a 4.3MWh battery system provided by Leclanché SA. The E-ferry is part of the Danish Natura project, which aims to provide environmentally friendly transport for local residents.

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DC-DC Installed and New Brake Parts

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

The right tab hole lines up with the bolt in the upper right corner of the battery box. One additional advantage is that the input is really a rectified 115V AC input that I can plug into the wall in case I need to recharge the 12V battery with an external source instead of the main pack.

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Green Cars Part 3- Hydrogen

DIY Electric Car

Keep a look out for a look at compressed air and battery electric in the next two weeks. The more I delve into this topic the more detail I want to address, so rather than cover all three energy storage options in this post I’ve decided to give a more detailed look at hydrogen. Hydrogen is the darling of the media, car manufacturers and oil companies. alike.

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APC launches competition to support UK’s first battery manufacturing development facility; part of £246M Faraday Challenge

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The UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), in conjunction with Innovate UK, has launched a competition to facilitate funding of the UK’s first automotive battery manufacturing development center. The new facility, which will be funded through the £246-million (US$321-million) Faraday Challenge, will allow pioneering battery technology to be scaled up suitable for high-volume production. Improve a battery pack’s recyclability from 10-50% to 95%.

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Ford's electric future, Model 3 parts, VW battery buy, Accord Hybrid MPG: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which CEO actually admitted that underestimating electric cars was probably unwise? What did Ford reveal about its plans, finally, for new hybrid and plug-in electric cars? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, March 16, 2018. Friday, we consulted with colleagues. The Week In Reverse

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Hard parts supplier Rheinmetall Automotive expects electrification to account for more than half of sales in 2020

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Rheinmetall Automotive is more known as a supplier of hard parts (e.g., Rheinmetall Automotive sees its content per car rising under an e-mobility scenario, with battery-electric vehicles offering the greatest opportunity. You have a second thermal management circuit for the battery.

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Parts order for Tesla Model 3 cut by 40 percent starting in December: report

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Manufacturing Elon Musk Production assembly Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Relatively few auto-company CEOs would publicly mention sleeping on the roof of one of their factory buildings. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk is not like most other chief executives of auto companies. Most also don't break news via tweet, for instance. A tweet by Musk Thursday evening referred to the eighth circle of Hell and suggested he'd slept on the.

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Mack Trucks unveils battery-electric Mack LR Refuse demonstration model

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Mack Trucks unveiled the Mack LR battery electric vehicle (BEV) at WasteExpo 2019. Four NMC lithium-ion batteries (Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide) are charged via a 150kW, SAE J1772-compliant charging system. Mack Trucks is part of the Volvo Group.

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Trunk Modifications Part I

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

A couple of minutes with my plasma cutter and the rear most area is opened up and ready for a new battery rack. I will need to make some suspension modifications for the extra weight I'm adding with these additional batteries

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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

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Air Force tests all plug-in vehicle fleet in California; part of large DoD V2G project

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The service will also continue to look for additional capabilities, such as utilizing used batteries as a form of on-base energy storage, as well as pursuing additional opportunities to expand its existing partnerships. Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Smart charging V2X

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Study identifies main culprit behind lithium metal battery failure; counters conventional wisdom

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The discovery, published in Nature , challenges the conventional belief that lithium metal batteries fail because of the growth of the solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) between the lithium anode and the electrolyte. Our ultimate goal is to enable a commercially viable lithium metal battery.

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A123 Electric Car Battery Plants Saved From Bankruptcy By Auto-Parts Maker

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Despite filing for bankruptcy protection yesterday, lithium-ion battery firm A123 Systems has said the factories where it makes electric car battery cells will be saved, thanks to a $125 million deal with automotive parts maker Johnson Controls. Already a huge Tier One global automotive parts supplier, Johnson Controls sells around 120 million

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Tesla employees say Model 3 parts need substantial rework after production

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Elon Musk Quality Fremont Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) assembly plantsElectric-car maker Tesla is known for troubled launches, at least for the four products it's offered since the first Roadster in 2008. But the launch of the Tesla Model 3, its lower-priced electric sedan, may be the most challenging yet—and it may be the Tesla with the highest expectations. The first 30 cars, now accepted to be largely.

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The trials of public charging, part 2 (of many to come)

Plugs and Cars

Plugging in to public charge stations is part of the process of introducing Americans to electric cars. chargepoint america ecotality coulomb technologies public charging the ev project plugshare evproject battery electric car EV infrastructure electric car charging

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Graphene oxide aerogel helps lithium-sulfur batteries reach new potential

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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a free-standing reduced graphene oxide (r-GO) aerogel for use as a supporting electrode for the electrochemical redox reaction of sulfur in a catholyte-based lithium-sulfur battery. Batteries Graphene Li-Sulfur

Green Cars Part 4- Compressed Air

DIY Electric Car

Unlike battery electric vehicles a full tank of air will stay more or less full for a long time, they have very low discharge rates. Again compared to battery electrics the storage medium (tank) is not limited by a shelf life or number of cycles and therefore reduces waste. Could the answer to our transport needs have been right in front of our faces all this time?

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DOE announces 15 Phase 1 winners of Battery Recycling Prize

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the 15 winners of Phase 1 of the Battery Recycling Prize, a prize that aims to reclaim and recycle critical materials (e.g., cobalt and lithium) from lithium-based battery technology. For a total of $1 million in prizes, these projects focus on cost-effective recycling processes to recover as much economic value as possible from spent lithium-ion batteries. In the Collection category, the winners are: Holman Parts Distribution.

2019 76

Efficient Drivetrains selected as part of $8.2M San Diego port electrification project

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Also selected as part of the San Diego project were BYD and Transportation Power. As part of the program, EDI will create a series of EV port trucks, and electrifying forklift vehicle accessories. The Port of San Diego is one of the US’ top 30 containership ports, and processes more than half a million vehicles as part of its core operations annually. Electric (Battery) Ports and MarineEfficient Drivetrains, Inc.

WMG researchers convert used EV batteries into small off-grid ESS units

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Researchers at WMG, University of Warwick, have repurposed end-of-life electric vehicle batteries as small energy storage systems (ESS) for off-grid locations in developing countries or isolated communities. When an electric vehicle’s battery reaches the end of its useful life it is by no means massively depleted. It is generally accepted that an EV battery has reached end of life when its capacity drops to 80% of a fresh battery. Batteries Electric (Battery

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Daimler invests in ChargePoint as part of $82M round; seat on board

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With its strategic participation in ChargePoint, Daimler is making another significant step forward as part of its CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric) corporate strategy ( earlier post )—in particular with regard to its new product brand EQ, under which the company is planning to bundle its know-how in the field of intelligent electric mobility in future Mercedes-Benz products. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Smart charging

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Volkswagen setting up pilot plant for Li-ion battery recycling at Salzgitter

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Volkswagen is setting up a pilot plant for Li-ion battery recycling at Salzgitter factory, south-west of Braunschweig, Germany. Batteries can be recycled here as early as 2020—initially 1,200 tons per year. This corresponds to 3,000 vehicle batteries.

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