Bombardier Transportation presents a new battery-operated train

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Bombardier Transportation has introduced a new battery-operated train: the BOMBARDIER TALENT 3 train. The new battery-operated train is the first of its kind to enter passenger operation in Europe in more than 60 years. Electric (Battery) Rail

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First Li-ion battery-powered automated guided container transporter delivered to HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder

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The first serially-produced container transporter powered by Li-ion batteries was delivered to HHLA (Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG) Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA). tonnes, was brought by heavy transport on 1 August. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Ports and Marine

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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 logistics of the future will be significantly influenced by autonomous transport systems. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Industry 4.0

2019 108

Didi Chuxing sets up JV with China EV maker BAIC-BJEV; next-gen connected car systems; Transportation Brain

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Didi Chuxing, the world’s leading one-stop transportation platform, announced a new joint venture with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., Transportation Brain comes online. Public transportation data resources and DiDi analytics are now connected.

2019 103

Japanese logistics provider Yamato Transport orders 500 StreetScooter EVs

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That means these “Made in Germany” e-transporters will be sporting a steering wheel on the right. —Yutaka Nagao, Representative Director, President and Executive Officer of Yamato Transport. In fiscal year 2018, the company transported some 1.8 Electric (Battery) Fleets

2019 98

Transportation details of LA Mayor’s proposed Green New Deal

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The LA Green New Deal seeks to “zero out” Los Angeles’ main sources of harmful emissions: buildings, transportation, electricity, and trash. Electric (Battery) Emissions PolicyOn Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti released his version of a Green New Deal (LAGND).

2019 103

Leclanché picks Comau to develop automated industrial-scale manufacturing lines for Li-ion battery modules for transport

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Leclanché has commissioned Comau to develop an automated manufacturing line for lithium-ion battery modules for transport applications. The all-in-one solution selected by Leclanché is capable of automating the entire battery manufacturing process, from pouch cell stacking and welding to the final assembly of up to 32 different product configurations. Batteries

2019 71

Impact Transportation deploys Orange EV electric yard truck to Port of Oakland operations; HVIP funding

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Orange EV and Impact Transportation announced the deployment of an Orange EV T-Series battery-electric terminal truck to Impact’s 250,000 square foot warehouse and special project site supporting Port of Oakland operations. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Ports and Marine

Canada and California to work together on cleaner transportation

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The transportation sector is the source of nearly a quarter of Canada’s carbon emissions and more than 40% of California’s. Canada Electric (Battery) Emissions RegulationsCanada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the Chair of the California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols, today signed a new cooperation agreement to advance cleaner vehicles and fuels.

2019 88

Volvo Trucks presents Vera autonomous electric vehicle for future transport solutions

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Vera is controlled and monitored via a cloud-based service, and has the potential to make transportation safer, cleaner and more efficient. The driveline and battery pack are of the same type that are used in Volvo Trucks’ electric trucks.

2018 137

NCSU study finds shared e-scooters aren’t always as green as other transport options

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They found that environmental burdens associated with charging the e-scooter are small relative to the materials and manufacturing burdens of the e-scooters and the impacts associated with transporting the scooters to overnight charging stations.

2019 106

U Delaware team develops prototype efficient direct ammonia fuel cell for transportation

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With recent and projected cost declines in wind, solar, and lithium-ion batteries, electrification using batteries has become a viable option for applications compatible with the inherent range limitations and recharging time.

2019 122

Public transport company VHH orders 16 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses; longer-range packs

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The public transport company Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) in Germany has ordered 16 units of the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric city bus. For the first time the buses features twelve battery packs with total capacity of 292 kWh. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

2019 124

Battery-maker Leclanché acquires battery-maker Trineuron; focus on transport

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Leclanché, the Swiss/German manufacturer of Li-ion cells and systems ( earlier post ), has acquired Belgian battery-maker Trineuron. The acquisition strengthens Leclanché’s product range and system integration capabilities, and will allow Leclanché to increase its offering in terms of Battery Management Systems (BMS) and module design for demanding transport applications, such as electric/hybrid buses, ferries, mining vehicles, AGVs (automated guided vehicles), and so on.

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BMW and SCHERM put 40t battery-electric truck into service for material transport in 1-year pilot

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The BMW Group and the SCHERM group have put a 40-ton electric truck for material transport into service on public roads in a one-year pilot. The truck battery takes three to four hours to charge. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Manufacturing

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Interplex introduces Cell-PLX battery interconnect systems

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Interplex, a leading provider of customized application solutions, has announced availability of the new Cell-PLX custom battery interconnect systems. As battery applications rapidly advance, flexibility and customization is key to success. Batteries

2019 95

Study shows the significant effect of void space on ion transport in composite electrodes in solid-state batteries

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Researchers from Philipps-Universität Marburg, with colleagues from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Toyota Motor Europe, have investigated the role of void space on ion tranport in a composite cathode for solid-state Li-ion batteries. Batteries Solid-state

2018 85

Dot Transportation deploys Orange EV electric yard truck at California distribution center

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Orange EV and Dot Transportation, Inc., the largest food industry redistributor in North America, announced the deployment of an Orange EV T-Series battery-electric terminal truck at Dot’s operation in Modesto, CA. Through Dot Transportation Inc., Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

2019 112

Anaheim Transportation Network orders 40 BYD electric buses; 57% electric fleet by 2020

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The Anaheim Transportation Network has awarded an order for 40 battery-electric buses to BYD. A private, non-profit transportation management association, ATN was created to develop and operate the Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) for the Anaheim Resort District system and surrounding areas in the city with clean fuel shuttles. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

2019 94

Scania unveils modular battery-electric self-driving urban concept vehicle

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The bus module of this innovative concept vehicle is on display at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm, 10–12 June. The cylindrical cell batteries are placed under the floor, thereby utilizing otherwise dead space as well as contributing to better weight distribution.

2019 152

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

2019 158

Kraft Heinz deploys all electric trucks in Ohio, eliminating diesel emissions with Firefly Transportation Services and Orange EV

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Orange EV, Firefly Transportation Services, and The Kraft Heinz Company have deployed three Orange EV T-Series Class 8 battery-electric terminal trucks to the Kraft Heinz distribution center in Groveport, Ohio. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

2019 116

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.

2019 119

Teijin and AEV Robotics to co-develop lightweight automotive solutions for future transportation

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The agreement is to create lightweight components and solutions for next-generation transportation to realize new forms for transportations in an aging society. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Japan

2019 85

Airbus, Groupe ADP, RATP Group partner to study the integration of VTOL vehicles into urban transport

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2019 102

Transport for London orders 20 Wrightbus hydrogen double-decker buses

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Transport for London (TfL) has ordered 20 hydrogen double-decker buses as part of its drive to make London’s transport zero-emission. As part of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, TfL is committed to using only the cleanest buses in its fleet. Greening transport in the capital will require using a range of clean power sources. It follows the introduction of the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone last month.

2019 78

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.

2019 151

Techrules enters turbine technology partnership with leading mass transport supplier

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TEC is now applying electric-drive technology that it originally pioneered for rail transit into the field of new energy vehicles and other forms of mass transport. Ltd, a global leader in battery research and development with five percent of the global lithium battery market.

2018 90

Study: California will hit climate targets >100 years too late at current pace of reductions; transportation, wildfires & landfills

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The industrial, residential, and transportation sectors have only seen small declines, while California’s large commercial sector is moving in the opposite direction, with emissions increasing more than 64%. Over the last 17 years, the industrial, residential and transportation sectors have cut their emissions by less than 5 percent. Electricity sector gains mask challenges from transportation, buildings, and industry.

2019 88

NC Transportation Center

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Mike Easley said Tuesday that, depending on the support from federal grants, the state may give $5 million to start and $1 million annually to operate the Advanced Transportation Energy Center there. State to be leaders in creating a workforce for advanced transportation.

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Altair adds Sendyne battery system simulation software to support advanced EV battery systems design

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Altair , a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data intelligence, is adding the CellMod Virtual Battery by Sendyne to the Altair Partner Alliance. The default battery model for CellMod is the Panasonic NCR18650A.

2019 85

SoCal Edison launches Charge Ready Transport program for trucks and industrial vehicles

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Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched Charge Ready Transport , a program that aims to add charging stations for medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles at a minimum of 870 commercial sites within the utility’s 50,000 square-mile service area. There will be a particular focus on targeting vehicle electrification in communities that are most impacted by pollution from medium- and heavy-duty transportation, Sloan said. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Infrastructure

2019 79

TeraWatt Technology solid-state battery prototype tests showing 432 kWh/kg

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TeraWatt Technology announced that its 4.5Ah prototype solid-state battery design achieved a record-breaking energy density of 432Wh/kg (1122Wh/L) in validation tests conducted by third parties, including TOYO System based in Japan. Ken Ogata, Senior Manager, Battery Technology of SERES.

2019 160

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

technotrans presenting e-battery coolers at Busworld Europe

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technotrans SE will be presenting their e-battery battery coolers at this year’s Busworld Europe in Brussels from 18 to 23 October. The temperature of the lithium-ion batteries installed in e-vehicles is crucial for their performance and service life.

2019 97

PA Governor Wolf announces $8.5M from Volkswagen Settlement to reduce transportation pollution

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that 34 cleaner energy transportation projects will receive $8,489,844 in Driving PA Forward grants and rebates. Funded by Pennsylvania’s share of the settlement with Volkswagen Group of America, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)is committing funding for a range of clean energy transportation projects on our roads, at schools, and at marine ports and airports. Diesel Electric (Battery) Emissions

2019 73

Audi wins VDA Logistics Award for automated vehicle transport

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Audi has won the Logistics Award for 2017 from the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) in recognition of its FTS driverless vehicle transport system. The parking robot, RAY , from Serva Transport Systems, sorts up to 2,000 cars per day for loading onto railway freight cars.

2017 90

Toyota begins testing optimized urban transport system

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), in cooperation with the Toyota City municipal government, transportation companies and others, began testing of an optimized urban transportation system called “Ha:mo” (“harmonious mobility”). The system will select optimal means of transport for users based on the operational status of public transport systems and traffic conditions. Provision of “eco-points” based on park-and-ride facility and public transportation use.

CalEPA to hold public workshop on new strategies to achieve carbon neutrality in transportation; vehicles and fuels

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The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), in consultation with the Energy Commission, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, the Natural Resources Agency, the Transportation Agency, and the Air Resources Board, is conducting the two studies. Electric (Battery) Emissions Policy

2019 71

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

Navigant Research Leaderboard puts LG Chem as leader for Li-ion batteries for transportation

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In its latest Leaderboard report on what it sees as the top 8 automotive Li-ion battery companies, Navigant research has put LG Chem in first place, followed closely by Panasonic and Samsung SDI in the “Leaders” segment. Batteries Forecasts

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Toyota and partners launching Cité lib by Ha:mo EV car sharing in Grenoble; ultracompact EVs complementing public transport

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Offering a new type of mobility based on ultra-compact electric vehicles, the service aims to complement Grenoble’s public transport network with a solution for short-trips—including one-way trips—that can be planned as part of overall city journeys.

2014 120

Nissan and Yamato Transport begin test drives of battery-powered refrigerator trucks

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will conduct test drives of the ATLAS F24 Refrigerator Truck by Li-ion Battery for a one-year period starting this month, in cooperation with Yamato Transport Co., The lithium-ion battery system installed on the vehicle was developed by 4R Energy Corporation. Nissan Motor Co.,

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