Renault Kangoo electric vans set to work in renewably-powered Uruguay

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Uruguay’s government-owned sole energy supplier, UTE, has become the latest company to convert to electric-powered transport, taking delivery of no less than 30 Renault Kangoo ZE. UTE, which generates and distributes electricity across the small South American country, took delivery of its new bat[.]. Renault

Williams Advanced Engineering wins award for the Formula E battery

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Williams Advanced Engineering was awarded the prize for its work in creating the batteries that are currently powering the cars racing in Formula E, the world’s first fully electric racing series. Fundamental requirements for the battery were a 200kg cell weight limit, a 1000V maximum allowed bus voltage, a 200kW peak power limit and maximum usable energy of 28kWh.

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BYD lands contract for 35 electric buses at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

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These 35 BYD buses will enter service in July of 2014 and will replace an aging fleet of conventionally powered buses. It features an all-aluminum frame with appropriate weight distribution with an internally developed energy recovery system (during braking). Orders have been awarded in China, the Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Uruguay, North and South America. BYD Company, Ltd.

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Eaton signs long-term agreement with Argentine bus manufacturer TATSA to design and supply hybrid systems

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with a hybrid electric power system for use in buses in Argentina and throughout South America. The hybrid system combines a Cummins diesel engine with an electric motor that has a peak power output of 44 kW. Eaton matches the system to an automated six-speed Eaton transmission and stores energy in a lithium-ion battery pack. Eaton Corporation has signed a long-term agreement to design and supply Argentine bus manufacturer Tecnología Avanzada en Transporte S.

Nations agree on global, legally binding treaty on mercury emissions: Minamata Convention on Mercury

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The Committee, chaired by Fernando Lugris of Uruguay, will present the Convention text to the UNEP Governing Council for adoption next month. These range from medical equipment such as thermometers and energy-saving light bulbs to the mining, cement and coal-fired power sectors. Emissions and releases from such operations and from coal-fired power stations represent the biggest source of mercury pollution world-wide. From Power Stations to Cement Factories.

Pike forecasts 26.4% CAGR for electric-drive buses to 2018; hybrid, battery-electric and fuel cell

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The Latin American market will be driven largely by uptake in Brazil, but other countries will also spur adoption, notably Uruguay which recently indicated it. power fuel cell—typically around 125 kW to 150 kW. This does not correspond directly to hybrid bus growth, Pike notes, because NiMH and ultracapacitors continue to take a significant part of the energy.

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