Swedish Energy Agency awards PowerCell $960K toward developing modular fuel cell range extender system for EVs

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A modular DC/DC converter. The fuel cell stacks that are made for these small power classes ( —Magnus Henell, CEO of PowerCell Sweden AB.

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ABB and Volvo Buses partnering on fast-charging system for hybrid and electric buses

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ABB and Volvo Buses are partnering to co-develop and to commercialize electric and hybrid buses with open standards-based direct current (DC) fast charging systems. Its first fully electric bus will be launched in June 2015 as part of the ElectriCity project in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Electric Vehicle Initiative Launched at Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington DC

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At the Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington, DC, 19-20 July, ministers reaffirmed their commitment to previously-announced targets for the deployment of electric vehicles, which the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates will create global market momentum leading to at least 20 million electric vehicles on the road worldwide by 2020. As of 20 July, participating governments include China, France, Germany, Japan, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

CLEVER to add 100 ABB fast charging stations in Denmark and neighboring countries

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Danish electric mobility operator CLEVER will expand its charging network in Denmark and neighboring countries with 100 ABB multi-standard Terra 53 DC fast charging stations. The chargers will be installed in Denmark and in neighboring countries through partners, including a first collaboration with Öresundskraft in Sweden.

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DBT CEV fast chargers power 3 LEAFs 12,500 km over 42 days in 2012 Oranje Trophy

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They then drove up through Russia, all the way to the North Cape in Finland—after which the crews headed back through Norway, Sweden and Denmark to finish in London in time for the opening of the Holland Heineken House in Alexandra Palace ahead of the Olympic Games. DC quick charger has an output voltage range of DC50 ~ 500V and current range of up to 125A.

ABB powers 450kW fast charging for electric buses in Gothenburg

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ABB has provided charging solutions as part of its drive to promote sustainable mobility since 2010 and has sold more than 6,000 cloud connected DC fast-chargers around the world for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

EU launches clean fuel strategy; EU-wide standards of equipment and binding targets for infrastructure

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In response to the package, the CHAdeMO association requested the European Commission consider a dual charging system for DC fast charging with CHADeMO and CCS (combined charging system) that will allow use by the majority of current and future electric vehicles.

ABB delivers OppCharge fast charger for electric hybrid buses to Bertrange, Luxembourg

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The fast charger, with associated electrical systems, is based on OppCharge , an open interface for DC electric bus charging using pole-mounted pantographs, as opposed to putting the pantograph on the vehicle’s roof.

Swedish Energy Agency grants PowerCell $1.4M loan for the development of next-generation fuel cell APU system

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Further, since no combustion takes place, the noise level is reduced ( 30%, after DC/DC), making fuel cost low compared to traditional diesel-fueled APU solutions. Within the project, a number of prototypes of PowerPac will be produced for field testing before the product is fully developed and ready for sale in Sweden and internationally. —Magnus Henell, CEO of PowerCell Sweden.

Nihon Dengyo Kosaku and Volvo Technology Japan wirelessly transmit 10kW of electricity 4 meters using rectification of microwave signals

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Volvo Technology Japan was established by Sweden-based AB Volvo in 2012 in Tokyo as its R&D base in Asia. The rectification of microwave signals for DC power has been researched and developed for decades for a wide range of applications, especially for satellites. Tech-On.

EU investing >€3M in research into ultra-efficient aero engines; ULTIMATE project

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Systems: introduction of a fuel-cell to serve as an auxiliary power generation device; and, wholesale application of a solely Direct Current (DC) power transmission architecture.

Manchester team proposing graphene-based ballistic rectifier for waste heat recovery

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Rectifying diodes let electrical current flow in only one direction; mainly used for power supply operation, they convert AC to DC current. In 2012, a team from the US, Spain and Sweden (Matthews et al.

Volvo Car Corp. demonstrates autonomous driving in traffic jams; traffic jam assistance system ready for production in 2014

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Separately, Volvo Car Corporation and the Embassy of Sweden hosted a seminar—“Policy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles”— in Washington DC at which Mertens called for a seamless, federal framework for regulating autonomous vehicles. As another step toward autonomous driving systems, Volvo Car Corporation is demonstrating a new traffic jam assistance system.

Pike Research: Europe to have 4.1M EV charging stations by 2020, but needs to address country-specific variations

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Pike Research’s EVSE market forecasts include projections for 19 countries in Europe: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Commercial DC charging equipment revenue, which Pike Research has forecast separately from AC charging equipment, will grow to more than €211 million ($263 million) in 2020.

DOE releases three reports showing strong growth in US fuel cell and hydrogen market

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This report was written and compiled by Sandra Curtin and Jennifer Gangi of Fuel Cells 2000, an activity of Breakthrough Technologies Institute in Washington, DC. in Washington, D.C. The US, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Japan, and other countries bolstered efforts to deploy hydrogen fueling infrastructure. The US Department of Energy (DOE) released three new reports showcasing strong growth across the US fuel cell and hydrogen technologies market.

The Long View from SAE 2009 World Congress

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Cervero believes Stockholm, Sweden and Curitiba, Brazil are two good examples of the TOD principle. Washington, D.C.: by Bill Cooke. On 20 April, the opening day of the SAE 2009 World Congress, the AVL Technology Leadership Theater presented a forum on “Green Mobility—The Long View”. Organized by Shane Chang at Honda Research Institute USA Inc.,