Audi Hungaria starts operation of Europe’s biggest solar roof installation

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Hungaria, officially started operation of Europe’s biggest photovoltaic roof installation. The first is the switch to green power, which has taken place thanks to the commissioning of Europe’s biggest photovoltaic roof installation and the supply of electricity from renewable sources.

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Ulstein introduces second hydrogen vessel design: J102 hydrogen hybrid wind turbine installation vessel

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The ULSTEIN J102 zero emission wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), can operate 75% of the time in zero emission mode. Top view ULSTEIN J102 zero-emission turbine installation vessel. Emission reduction per installation cycle: 25%.

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FreeWire installs first battery-integrated ultrafast EV charger at ampm in California

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Boost Charger easily connects with ampm’s existing infrastructure, allowing the system to be installed in hours without requiring expensive new grid power supply. FreeWire Technologies announced the deployment of Boost Charger at an ampm fuel and convenience store in Lodi, California.

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NHTSA 2020 update on AEB installation by 20 automakers finds rapid progress

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Ten manufacturers—Audi, BMW, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo—are already installing AEB in all new passenger vehicles, three years ahead of schedule.

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Hoods Installed

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

My friend Rick and his friend Amy came over today to help install the front and rear lids. I installed the engine compartment cover this morning and realized that the rain gutter would have to be completely removed to not interfere with the rear battery box. Well, we're getting closer. I was rather relieved when both lids closed without any interference.

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Wärtsilä to install hybrid upgrades on two offshore supply vessels

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The technology group Wärtsilä will engineer, supply, and install complete battery hybrid packages in two offshore supply vessels owned by the Norway-based operator Atlantic Offshore. The 746 kWh battery hybrid systems will be installed on the Ocean Star and Ocean Art. Wärtsilä will also carry out the testing and sea trials for the systems following installation.

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GM EV Factory ZERO first US auto plant to install 5G technology

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General Motors announced that Factory ZERO, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center, the company’s all-electric vehicle assembly plant, is the first automotive plant in the US to install dedicated 5G fixed mobile network technology. Installing 5G at Factory ZERO is an essential step in the transformation of this plant, and signals how important advanced manufacturing is in the ongoing race to an EV future.

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Greenlots and Volvo Trucks partner on first installation of chargers for Volvo LIGHTS electrified trucking project

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Greenlots, a member of the Shell Group and a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions, has installed charging infrastructure for a fleet of electrified commercial trucks as part of its ongoing partnership with Volvo Trucks. The heavy-duty fleet charging stations are the first of four installations by Greenlots at warehouses across Southern California.

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Installing the PakTrakr

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I took some time to install the PakTrakr modules today. I was a bit disappointed in the voltage measurements from the PakTrakr remotes, so I'll probably send them back for recalibration. Here are the voltages I measured: Unit #1 Battery # Battery(V) PakTrakr(V) Difference(mV) 1 13.43 70 2 13.49 210 3 13.48 13.4 -80 80 4 13.49 410 5 13.52 380 6 13.28 12.9 -380 380 Unit #2 Battery # Battery(V) PakTrakr(V) Difference(mV) 1 13.41 90 2 13.46 240 3 13.47 13.4 -70 70 4 13.46 240 5 13.5 200 6 13.29

Statkraft to install GE Rotating Stabilizers in grid-stabilization project in Scotland

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Statkraft UK will install GE’s Rotating Stabilizer technology—i.e., GE Power Conversion will manufacture and install two Rotating Stabilizer synchronous machines at Statkraft’s site in Keith, Moray. Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, has agreed to a deal to help further decarbonize the UK’s power sector and deliver a new approach to managing the stability of the grid. giant flywheels—at its stability project at Keith in the northeast of Scotland.

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Toyota installs stationary fuel cell generator based on Mirai FC system at Honsha plant

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The FC generator has been installed within the Honsha plant grounds in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, and verification tests have now commenced. Toyota Motor Corporation has developed a stationary fuel cell generator (FC generator) that makes use of the fuel cell system (FC system) equipped in the Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV). The FC generator uses two each of the FC system components equipped in the Mirai, including its FC stack, power control unit (PCU), and secondary battery.

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Report: CATL aims to boost EV range with battery cells installed in vehicle frames

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Chinese battery maker CATL is looking to boost the range of electric cars by packing batteries into vehicle frames, according to a Reuters report published Wednesday. Distributing battery cells throughout a car allows for more total cells, increasing energy-storage capacity and thus range.

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Need an EV home charger installed, and clarity on incentives? Thank the VW diesel settlement

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Electrify America—the charging network created as part of Volkswagen's diesel emissions settlement—and electric-car advocacy group Veloz are launching a one-stop information source for home charging.

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Installing a New Potbox

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I'm excited to install the controller, so I installed a new potbox to get ready. As with many EV projects, much time is spent waiting for parts. The replacement Soneil chargers haven't shown up yet. On a more positive note, Synkromotive figured out some of the glitches in their new beta controller, so one should be available this coming Friday. This new system will require a different potbox, contactor and other wiring.

Installing the Synkromotive Controller

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Here's the preliminary installation. I stopped by the Synkromotive shop this morning and picked up my beta-test controller that I've been wanting to try out. After running out and buying some more magna lugs and welding cable, I came home and removed the Belktronix controller and all the associated wiring. With the old controller gone, I had to figure out how to place the new contactor and controller. Here's my mock placement.

Installing the Powdercoated Racks

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I went to Class Act to pick up the powder-coated angle-iron and installed most of it. I started by installing the rear battery rack. Here is the rear battery rack installed, without the wood insert. I cut 10" pieces of 5/16" all-thread for the hold-downs and installed them. I had difficulty installing the two pieces of all-thread between the shock-towers due to lack of clearance under the angle-iron for the nylock nuts. Next up: installing the potbox

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Installing the Tachometer

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Last week, I installed the tachometer in its pillar pod. The instructions call for drilling four 3/16" holes in both the pillar pod and A-pillar to install bolts through. I clamped the two together (without the tach installed) so that it wouldn't shift around. Here are the two parts ready to install with the 1" holes drilled for the wiring. Here are those same two cables, now plugged into the back of the tachometer, which is installed in the two-guage pillar pod.

Installing the Vacuum Pump

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I installed the Gast vacuum pump and pressure tank next. First, I installed rubber motor mounts underneath the Gast vacuum pump. After installing the rubber feet, I put the pump in place and marked the holes on the supporting angle iron. Here's the Gast vacuum pump installed. Before installing the vacuum chamber, make sure you align the nipples for all the hoses correctly. Here is the vacuum chamber installed under the firewall rack behind the Warp9 motor.

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EV Solutions WarP-Drive Installation

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Well I'm finally going to get around to installing a WarP-Drive 160/1000 motor controller package in our 97 S10 EV conversion. But, before we begin the actual installation, here are some photos and descriptions of the individual components we plan to use. Well, now that we've described the components to be installed, our next posts will document the installation with photographs and video. Intro.

Installing the Circuit Breaker

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Well, it's time to install it. Here is the Airpax circuit breaker installed and flipped to the "OFF" position. Okay, time to relax and think about how to install the vacuum pump tomorrow morning Remember that huge Airpax circuit breaker that I got in the mail? I learned how to remove the center console cover by reading the Civic shop manual. Here I've removed the cover and am holding back the driver's seat to show a better view.

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Installing the Charging Outlet

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Here's the final installation of the socket with lid. At some point, I guess we have to charge this thing. Most people like to be clever and put the charging outlet under the gas tank cover. I don't like this because it's near the back of the car, away from most charging station outlets at parking spaces. It also requires more routing of wire to get to the charger. Instead, I chose to simply cut a hole in the side of the front bumper and use a charging outlet from a boating store.

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Installing the Batmon Resistors

Open Source Civic EV Kit

With the holes drilled and rivnuts installed, I then used 10-24 bolts 1 1/2" long with lock washers to bolt in each pair of resistors. In order to shunt current around each fully charged battery, the BatMon boards use an external 3 ohm resistor. Since mounting these resistors involves drilling holes in metal, I wanted to mount them before mounting the BatMon boards to prevent metal shavings from sprinkling into the electronics.

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Installing the Potbox

Open Source Civic EV Kit

The Belktronix system tries to make installing the potbox a no-brainer by allowing the user to put it right under the accelerator pedal. Here's the potbox installed with the bump of the pedal resting on the plunger. For the Civic, this works out quite well. Here are the heavy-duty Velcro pieces that come with the Belktronix kit. The intent is to put the "hook" side of the Velcro on the rear side of the potbox and simply stick it to the rug under the pedal.

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Scandlines installing Norsepower’s rotor sail solution on board hybrid ferry

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Ferry operator Scandlines signed an agreement with Norsepower Oy Ltd, leading clean technology and engineering company pioneering modern wind propulsion technology, to install Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Solution on board the M/V Copenhagen , a hybrid passenger ferry. Preparations for the retrofit will take place in November 2019 with the installation scheduled for Q2 2020. By installing a Rotor Sail, we can reduce CO 2 emissions on the Rostock-Gedser route by four to five per cent.

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Installing an Electric Car Motor

Electric Cars are for Girls

Will I be able to remove the gas engine from my van and install an electric motor attached to the drive shaft? How big is the motor and how fast

EV Motor Questions: Installation

Electric Cars are for Girls

How do you connect the motor to the rear wheels? I assume it fits between the wheels like a differential. What happens when you turn a

Hair Dryers Installed

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I took a few hours today to get the small hairdryers installed. In order to have a convenient switch to activate the hairdryers, I hijacked the defroster knob switch. I was lucky enough to have this option on my car. The wires from the defroster knob sit in their own plastic tube, so it was easy to find the yellow/red wire going towards the center wiring column of the car under the clutch pedal. This wire provides 12V when activated, just the thing I need to fire up the 12V DC relay.

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Amazon hooks Kia owners up with easier home-charger installation

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Those just transitioning to an electric car, like the 2019 Kia Niro EV, face some potentially daunting decisions well beyond the vehicle itself—not just how they’re going to charge up the vehicle in their own garage or driveway, but how they’re going to charge it quickly enough. The 2019 Niro EV starts arriving to dealerships. Plug-In Hybrids Charger Home charging Amazon Kia Niro EV

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Momentum Dynamics installs second 200 kW wireless charging system for electric buses

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The system—its second in the US ( earlier post )—is installed inside the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) Shuttle Park and automatically charges while loading and unloading passengers. The Momentum charging system is installed in the roadway, which allows buses to be recharged multiple times per day during their scheduled stops. The Momentum wireless charger installed at CARTA follows the recent installation for Link Transit in Wenatchee, WA.

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Masdar City installs rapid charger

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Masdar City, a low-carbon low-waste emerging development that aims to be one of the world’s most sustainable cities, has installed a rapid charging station in collaboration with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI). The pilot project aims to assess how efficiently the rapid charger technology will function in the region’s harsh climatic conditions.

AC Motor Controller Installed

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Tim, happy to get the controller installed A closer view of the Azure Dynamics AC motor controller. After purchasing hardware from Home Depot to install the controller plate, I came home and drilled all the required holes for the mounting bolts. After squirting all the aluminum and metal caulk around the plate, I realized that I couldn't tighten any of the bolts myself because one end was on top of the car and the nuts were under the car.

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Byton names a partner for home charger installation, and it isn’t Amazon

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arrival of the M-Byte electric SUV next year, the fledgling electric automaker Byton has announced a partnership with Qmerit for residential charger installations. Initially, the agreement will result in a program for coordinated installation of Level 2 home wall-box charge points. Ahead of the U.S. Most brands offering plug-in vehicles have so. charging

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Montréal installing 50 more on-street charging points for EVs; targeting 1,000 by 2020

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The city of Montréal is installing 50 more on-street charging points for electric vehicles. In August, the city installed 50 in the downtown area. The city said it plans to have 1,000 stations installed across all boroughs by 2020. The 100 terminals will now cover 7 city districts. The city says that it is the first in Canada to have a network of charging stations of this size available to residents and car-sharing services. Brief

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Non-hybrid stop/start systems installed on 35.7% of US light-duty trucks produced in MY2018

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Through 2015, cars had the greatest share of stop/start systems installed. After 2015, the greatest share of start/stop systems was installed on light-duty trucks, rising to 35.7% Hybrid vehicles have always done this but, in recent years, manufacturers have been installing stop/start systems on greater numbers of non-hybrid vehicles as well. In 2012, less than one percent of all cars and light-duty trucks were produced with a non-hybrid stop/start system.

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With BYD and IndyGo, Momentum Dynamics to install three 300kW inductive charging stations in Indianapolis

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Momentum Dynamics Corporation, the global leader in high-power wireless charging for electric vehicles, in partnership with BYD and IndyGo, will install three 300-kilowatt inductive charging points in Indianapolis, the highest capacity system of its kind implemented anywhere in the world.

Hints from Paul on Paktrakr Installation

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I'm just cleaning up my e-mail this morning and found a message from Paul Pancella about more installation issues regarding the PakTrakr system: I can share my experience with the PakTrakr if you want. The main thing is to be very careful with installation. Depending on your physical setup, this can be hard to avoid during installation, since long wires are provided for each input.

Nissan installs V2G technology at UK-based R&D facility

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Nissan’s UK-based European R&D facility, Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) has become the first Nissan entity in the company’s network of European facilities to install vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. Developed by Nissan in partnership with multinational energy provider Enel, eight V2G chargers have been installed at the site and will be available for all NTCE employees to use.

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Installing the PakTrakr, Dead Aux Battery

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I got the recalibrated PakTrakr back a few weeks ago and finally had some time to install it tonight. First of all, I needed to install two modules with six batteries apiece, so I split the battery pack into two halves. Third, I installed each PakTrakr terminal loop from the lowest voltage up to the highest voltage and tightened the battery terminal at each step. With the PakTrakr installed, I now have a good tool for seeing which batteries are dying first.

Toyota installs stationary fuel cells at Honsha Plant

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Toyota Motor Corporation has installed stationary hydrogen fuel cells at the energy management facility at its Honsha Plant in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture; the fuel cells started operations on 12 September. kW have been installed. While monitoring the results of the installation and testing of the pure hydrogen fuel cells, Toyota will progress with the development and installation of efficient hydrogen utilization technology at the plant’s other buildings.

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Porsche prototype 350-kw electric car fast-charging station installed

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Now, it's completed a first step: at the brand's new branch office in Berlin-Adlershof, Porsche has installed a prototype 350-kilowatt, 800-volt charging station. Porsche has big plans to expand the capability of the Combined Charging System (CCS) DC standard into much higher voltages to allow much faster electric-car charging. The new technology.

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Tesla layoffs hit 20 percent of Solar City installation locations

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Now internal emails obtained by Reuters show that 13 or 14 of Solar City's installation centers will be shuttered as part of the layoffs. Last week, Tesla announced it would lay off 9 percent of its workforce in an effort to keep its doors open as it tries to ramp up production of its critical Model 3 electric car. About 60 centers will stay open. Solar City

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NY launches first EV charging station installation rebate initiative for public and private locations; $5M available

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Cuomo announced that $5 million is available as part of the first rebate designed specifically for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at workplaces, office buildings, multi-family apartment buildings, and public locations such as theaters, malls, parks and retail locations. Depending on installation costs and the model/make of the charging station, installers can save up to 80% of a typical installation’s total cost. New York Governor Andrew M.

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Air Products installs its 40th PRISM Hydrogen Generator

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The latest order, received from Biotechnological complex-ROSVA—a biorefinery for the processing of grain and production of sorbitol in Russia—involves the installation of two 250-normal-cubic-meters-per-hour hydrogen generators, which will be used for hydrogenation in their manufacturing process. Air Products recently made delivery of its 40 th PRISM Hydrogen Generator (PHG), which provides economical on-site gas production for a broad range of supply requirements.

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