BMW i home energy storage system integrates 2nd-life i3 vehicle batteries

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BMW i announced a home stationary energy storage system solution integrating its BMW i3 vehicle battery at EVS 29 in Montréal. The remarkable advantage for BMW customers in using BMW i3 batteries as a plug and play storage application is the ability to tap into an alternative resource for residential and commercial backup power, thus using renewable energy much more efficiently, and enabling additional revenues from the energy market. BMW i 360° Electric.

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Daimler Buses introduces Citaro hybrid bus; available on diesel and gas models; separate 48V network

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The electric motor on the Citaro hybrid assists the combustion engine when high levels of power are required, particularly when moving off. It does not serve to boost maximum power; the output and torque figures for the bus remain unchanged. Instead, the electric motor reduces the burden on the engine while also improving the vehicle’s start-off characteristics. The electric power generated by recuperation is stored in a bank of supercapacitors.

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