Volvo Buses officially launches the all-new plug-in Electric Hybrid bus

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Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid with overhead conductive charging station and pantograph extended. As previously announced ( earlier post ), Volvo Buses will officially launch the new plug-in 7900 Electric Hybrid bus at the International IAA Commercial Vehicles show in September.

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Eos Energy Storage introduces grid-scale battery system at $160/kWh

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Eos Energy Storage announced the commercial availability of its MW-scale Aurora system for deliveries starting in 2016. With a 30-year life, Eos is can provide peak electricity at a levelized cost of $0.12-0.17

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CEC awards Eos Energy Storage $2.1M to demo AC-integrated zinc hybrid-cathode battery technology for grid storage

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million to Eos Energy Storage, LLC to demonstrate an AC-integrated system incorporating the company’s zinc hybrid-cathode battery technology (“Zynth”) to enhance renewable energy generation and provide grid-scale, multi-hour energy storage. Znyth battery technology uses a safe aqueous electrolyte and a novel zinc-hybrid cathode to enable extremely low-cost electricity storage and long life. The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded $2.1

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ANL Project on Actively Coupled Ultracapacitor-Battery System for PHEVs Attracting OEM Interest

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DC/DC converter, featuring an aggressive cost/mass reduction ($15-$25/kW), high frequency (200 kHz), SiC devices, and powdered magnetics. Continental Automotive and US Hybrids are working on reduced cost, highly aggressive DC/DC converter designs.

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Plug-in battery system attracts manufacturer attention

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A research project that is working on developing an actively coupled ultracapacitor battery system for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle applications is attracting attention from a number of manufacturers. The project is led by Argonne, Maxwell Technologies and Gold Peak Battery USA with the objective of developing a high power and high energy electrical storage system that combines the strengths of high power density for ultracapacitors with high energy storage for lithium-ion batteries.

Update on ALTe; EREV powertrain company tracking for production-caliber units by December, production ramp in 1Q 2013

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Extended range electric vehicle powertrain company ALTe ( earlier post ) is tracking to produce a limited number of production-caliber vehicle powertrains by December, and plans to ramp up production in the first quarter of 2013, said CEO John Thomas in a recent interview with Green Car Congress. The first wave of F-150 production-ready prototype extended range electric vehicles is soon due to be delivered to Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to kick-off a pilot study in the PG&E fleet.

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Commerce Secretary Releases Draft Smart Grid Interoperability Plan; Plug-in Vehicle Standards One of the Priorities

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The Smart Grid will employ real-time, two-way digital information and communication technologies in the operation of the nation’s electricity grid. Standards will support interoperability of all the various pieces of the system, ranging from large utility companies down to individual homes, electronic devices and plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). Electric storage. Electric transportation. Plug-in electric vehicles.

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Two studies exploring battery costs for hybrids and plug-ins: LEESS, PHEV20, and PHEV40

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At the Department of Energy’s 2011 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells and Vehicle Technologies Programs combined annual merit review being held this week in Washington, DC, researchers presented results of two ongoing studies exploring the costs of three classes of battery packs: LEESS (Lower-Energy Energy Storage Systems—i.e., kWh of usable energy storage, satisfying drive cycle requirements over the 20-mile urban drive cycle.

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