KIT studying production of MEAs for heavy-duty fuel cell vehicle systems

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Within the KliMEA project, researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will study drive systems of heavy duty vehicles and fuel cell technology to find ways how future production of fuel cell components can be adapted to these expected new emissions requirements. Figure: wbk, KIT).

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KIT launches AgiloDrive project on agile production system for electric motors

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In Germany, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has launched AgiloDrive, a project seeking to develop novel product kits and production technologies for electric motors for direct transfer to industry. An electric motor for EVs, which is adapted to the installation space.

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Electric Bike Conversion Kit Selection

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It is easy to convert your bicycle into an electric bike, but if you consider some technical things during selection of an electric bike kit than it will ease your journey to convert the bicycle into an electric bike & running it. Very less use in electric bike conversion kits.

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Top 10 : Best Electric Bike Conversion Kit 2021 | Best ebike Conversion Kit | Best e Bike Conversion Kit | Electric Bike Conversion Kit With Battery

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It is easy to convert your bicycle into an electric bike, but if you consider some technical things during selection of an electric bike kit than it will ease your journey to convert the bicycle into an electric bike & running it. Electric bike kit. Electric bike kit.

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NVIDIA & AutonomouStuff speed development of autonomous vehicles with DRIVE PX on Wheels; full kits in cars

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NVIDIA has partnered with AutonomouStuff, a supplier of components used within autonomy systems, to deliver kits packaging the NVIDIA DRIVE PX in vehicles with sensors. The advanced kit begins with a Ford Fusion, which is loaded with a NVIDIA DRIVE PX AI car computer, as well as cameras, LIDAR, radar, navigation sensors and a drive-by-wire system, including: 2x Velodyne VLP16 LiDARs, with VLP32 coming soon. DRIVE PX installed in the trunk of the car.

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KIT presenting modular battery concept for electric bus

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Source: KIT. At the upcoming IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will present a modular battery concept for the efficient operation of an electric bus; an electric city bus demonstrator will illustrate the concept. Source: KIT. The battery management system and drive control developed for the KIT demonstrator allow for driving operation taking into account the current performance limits of the system and its components.

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Efficient Drivetrains now offering OEM developer kit for plug-in hybrid solutions

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EDI), a developer of advanced hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions, has expanded its product portfolio to include the EDI PowerDrive electrification kit and developer support program for vehicle manufacturers moving to create a PHEV offering. The EDI PowerDrive kit offers OEMs a comprehensive framework for rapid PHEV vehicle solution development. EDI’s initial evaluation systems have been installed across 6 leading OEM platforms in US and Asia.

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Omnitek develops diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion kits for Mercedes OM904/OM906

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Omnitek has developed a kit that can be used to convert the globally popular Mercedes diesel engines OM904 and OM906 into natural gas engines. Omnitek’s proprietary diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion kit is used for bus and truck applications, as well as stationary applications. Installing camshaft sensor and timing wheel. Installing throttle body, ignition system, gas mixer or fuel injectors. Gas tanks, engine overhaul parts and installation are extra.

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Thoughts on the Kit and Belktronix System

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Before I forget all the stuff I've learned, I'd like to capture some thoughts about the Open-Source kit and my experience with the Belktronix system. Good points about the open-source Civic-Kit: I really appreciate keeping the clutch. Picking a standard group-31 size of AGM battery makes the kit flexible and upgradeable Improvements for the Kit As with many engineering projects, documentation is rather sparse at this point.

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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. Outfitted with (18) Trojan T-875 batteries (144V pack) and a Curtis 1231C controller, the truck served as our rolling test bed as we developed and tested components for our S10 conversion kits. But, before we begin the actual installation, here are some photos and descriptions of the individual components we plan to use. Intro.

Software Upgrade to Prius PHEV NiMH Conversion Kit Enables All-Electric Driving At Up to 70mph

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kWh NiMH plug-in hybrid (PHEV) conversion kit that enables all-electric mode driving at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour (until the battery pack is depleted) in a converted Prius. The software upgrade is based upon patented technology developed by Chicago-based Ewert Energy Systems , which has granted PICC exclusive rights for its use in Prius conversion kits. PICC says that its system also can recoup more regenerative power from braking than a factory-installed Prius battery.

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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 are the heavy-duty Velcro pieces that come with the Belktronix kit. Here's the potbox installed with the bump of the pedal resting on the plunger. There are also some small "L" brackets in the kit that I could also use to mount the potbox to the firewall, but I'll try the Velcro version first and see if it sticks (pun intended).

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REV Becomes First Hymotion Dealer in Canada; Offers L5 Conversion Kit for Prius

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REV, a Vancouver, Canada company that converts Ford fleet vehicles into highway capable battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles ( earlier post ), has become the first Hymotion plug-in conversion kit dealer in Canada. The Hymotion L5 installation adds a 5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and charging system to the original Prius.

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Installing the Front Coil-Over Suspension

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Here's the process I used to remove the existing Civic springs and install the front coil-overs. The kit comes with a rubber sleeve to protect the inside of the coil-over thread cylinders. Install the assembly back in the car, following the directions in the Helms manual. The first step is to jack up the front of the car and put it on jack-stands for stability. Since I don't have a spring compressor, I'm going to use the entire car as my spring compressor instead.

DC-DC Installed and New Brake Parts

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

In was eager to get the new DC-DC converter installed so I left work a bit early and got to work so I could still drive the car to breakfast with my girlfriend tomorrow morning. Here's the mostly final installation. This version had mounting tabs that fit well with the bolt holes from the original kit. I'll probably call Alan at A&P to get these installed in two weeks or so when I have a free Friday.

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Hyundai’s fuel cell car powers sustainable fish farming installation

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Hyundai’s innovative Fuel Cell Farm project-designed to demonstrate the benefit of fuel cell technology-has been unveiled today in London by Deputy Mayor of London, Kit Malthouse. Aquaponics is a sustainable farming solution which allows fish farms to recycle fish waste to grow crops. The world’s [.]. Hyundai

Swindon Powertrain offering standalone transmission for EVs

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Following the recent release of its HPD E crate motors and associated kit to electrify the classic Mini, Swindon Powertrain is now extending its electrification range with its standalone E-Transmission for EVs. Installation Angle (degs).

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Symbio intros 40 kW hydrogen fuel cell range-extending module for heavy-duty electric vehicles

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Low impact on the loading weight and volume due in particular to the compactness of the kit, which makes the vehicle similar to a classic combustion powered model. The new Symbio kit has been especially adapted to address the challenges of manufacturers who wish to position themselves in the zero- emission mobility market, in terms of: Quality. The kit is packaged with its power electronics unit for the conversion of fuel cell power for the battery.

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Volkswagen ends e-Golf production in Dresden in preparation for ID.3 launch

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At the beginning of 2021, the production area of the Transparent Factory will be converted to meet the requirements of the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB). is the first vehicle to be based on Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB).

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ABC Companies partners with Lightning eMotors to launch first electric repowered motorcoach

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The repower kits are engineered by Lightning eMotors and will be installed by ABC technicians.

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Kopernikus Project P2X integrated container-scale test facility produces first fuels from air-captured CO2 and green power

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Partners of the P2X Kopernikus project on the premises of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany have demonstrated the production of fuel from air-captured CO2 using—for the first time—a container-based test facility integrating all four chemical process steps needed to implement a continuous process. Photo: P2X project/Patrick Langer, KIT). This process was integrated into the process chain by KIT.

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Germany’s AgiloBat project seeks flexible battery production in terms of format, material, quantities

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Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), together with partners at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT) are developing an agile production system for batteries.

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Ozinga Energy and Ingevity to field adsorbed natural gas bi-fuel pickup

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Ozinga Energy has purchased an ANG-equipped Ford F-150 and installed a dedicated, low-pressure fueling appliance at its headquarters in Mokena, Illinois. V8 with CNG prep kit, set up for bi-fuel (gasoline/natural gas) operation.

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Bosch wins orders worth several billion euros for vehicle computers

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Moreover, installing more central high-performance computers will save on wiring, and thus reduce cost, weight, and installation space. Bosch has now won orders worth several billion euros for its vehicle computers—€2.5 billion worth since this past summer alone.

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Efficient Drivetrains announces availability of EDI PowerDrive 6000ev electric drivetrain for medium-duty vehicles

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Efficient Drivetrains offers its EDI PowerDrive 6000ev series as an electrification kit and developer support program for OEMs looking to bring medium-duty electrified vehicle offerings to market to comply with impending emissions reductions mandates. The EDI PowerDrive kit offers OEMs a modular design for simple integration into existing chassis designs and enables rapid solution introduction. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

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Leviton releases first UL-listed 40 Amp, cord-connected charging station for plug-in vehicles

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It features a cord-connected installation when used with a Pre-Wire Installation Kit or can be converted to a hard-wired installation if required. The Evr-Green 400 is compatible with the Evr-Green EVK05 Pre-Wire Installation Kit used with Leviton’s Evr-Green 300 and Evr-Green 320.

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New Tritium RT175-S DC fast charger powers EVs to 80% in 15 minutes

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The RT175-S is easy to install, boasts a power efficiency averaging 95% and is IP65 rated, providing cost savings and optimal functionality in a wide range of environmental conditions. Optional features include cold weather kit for operation down to -22 °F/ -30 ?C, Australia-based Tritium has introduced a new DC fast charger, the RT175-S smart charging system, which powers EVs to an 80% charge in 15 minutes on average.

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Efficient Drivetrains introduces EDI PowerDrive 8000 series for Class 8 trucks

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Efficient Drivetrains will be offering its EDI PowerDrive 8000 series as an electrification kit and developer support program for OEMs looking to quickly bring heavy duty electrified vehicle offerings to market, and comply with impending emissions reductions requirements. The EDI PowerDrive kit offers OEMs a modular design for easy integration into existing chassis designs and enables rapid vehicle solution introductions. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

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Efficient Drivetrains (EDI) announces availability of EDI PowerDrive 4000ev drivetrain; suitable for Type-A school buses

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EDI has already made significant strides in the electrification of the school bus market, working with OEMs to provide its EDI PowerDrive solution as a vehicle electrification kit and developer’s support program. To accelerate market introductions, EDI is also available to install the powertrain systems and perform vehicle integration as a service for OEMs as they bring solutions to market. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

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Efficient Drivetrains announces production release of PowerDrive7000ev for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle applications

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Efficient Drivetrains will be offering its EDI PowerDrive 7000ev series as an electrification kit and developer support program for OEMs looking to bring heavy-duty electrified vehicle offerings to market to comply with impending emissions reductions mandates. The EDI PowerDrive kit offers OEMs a modular design for integration into existing chassis designs and enables rapid vehicle solution introductions.

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Lightning eMotors delivers first all-electric motorcoach to ABC Companies; order for 200 ZEVs

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Under the order and partnership, Lightning eMotors has trained ABC Companies personnel to install and service Lightning Electric powertrain systems.

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies offers material testing for lithium-ion battery electrolytes

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The company has installed equipment and adopted new testing protocols in its Plymouth, Mich., First aid kits were stocked with special treatments that counter the caustic chemicals found in lithium electrolyte solutions.

Chevrolet Performance previews eCrate package in converted 1977 K5 Blazer EV

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The new K5 Blazer-E retains as much of the stock Blazer as possible; approximately 90% of the new parts installed for the eCrate package are factory components from the Chevrolet Bolt EV. eCrate Installer Certification Program.

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Chevrolet previews Spark EV Tech Performance concept, other performance concepts including Cruze Diesel for SEMA

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The Performance Sonic RS concept features engine performance, suspension/brakes and appearance upgrades developed by Chevrolet Performance engineers and designed to be installed by Chevrolet dealers. Features include: A Stage Kit, cold-air induction and a high-flow exhaust system allow the 1.4L A concept Stage Kit and cold-air induction system support greater performance, from an engine that already delivers 295 lb-ft of torque (400 N·m), the most in its class.

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Lockheed Martin autonomous driving system tops 55,000 miles in extended Army testing

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AMAS is an applique kit comprising sensors, actuators and controls that can be installed on virtually any military tactical wheeled vehicle. The testing was conducted by Soldiers and Lockheed Martin personnel over several months at two major military installations in a variety of mission scenarios.

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Hydra Energy partners with Chemtrade to provide commercial truck fleets with green hydrogen below the cost of diesel

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In exchange for long-term, discounted fuel contracts with fleets, Hydra installs hydrogen-diesel co-combustion conversion kits into existing semi-trucks and provides the fueling infrastructure for green hydrogen sourced from chemical producers such as Chemtrade. Continuing to speed up the adoption of hydrogen in long-haul transportation, Hydra Energy —the first Hydrogen-as-a-Service provider for commercial fleets—announced a strategic partnership with Chemtrade.

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Honda Fit EV leases now include Leviton Level 2 charging station

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In addition to the 32 amp charger, customers will also receive a proprietary installation kit that, once installed, enables them to remove and re-install the electric vehicle charging station without any special tools. Installation services are optionally available through Leviton at the customer’s expense—only the charging station hardware is provided as part of the lease agreement.

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Leviton introduces 7.7 kW Evr-Green charging station

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kW maximum output) and is designed with an improved installation process and to reduce the charge time of next generation SAE J1772 plug-in electric vehicles. The device is available in a hard-wired installation, and can be cord-connected and mounted to the Leviton installation kit if required. Leviton unveiled the Evr-Green 320 Level 2 Charging Station, the latest addition to its Evr-Green line of residential, commercial and public electric vehicle charging systems.

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Ford expands Smart Mobility pilot program to deliver improved access to healthcare in The Gambia; motorcycles with sensors

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The project uses Ford’s OpenXC ( earlier post ) sensor kits fitted to the motorcycles to gather information. Sensor kit that has been extended to motorcycles for the Data Driven Healthcare experiment. The sensor kit collects and analyzes data such as GPS data and mapping coordinates to reach people who need medical care in rural West Africa.

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ABB to provide paint solutions to SAIC Volkswagen’s first MEB EV factory in China

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ABB signed a formal agreement with SAIC Volkswagen to provide robotics painting solutions for the first New Energy Vehicle (NEV) factory of the Volkswagen Group based on the Modular Electric Driver Kit (MEB), an automotive platform specifically designed for the mass production of electric vehicles. ABB will install approximately 300 robots to provide painting and sealing solutions on three automated painting production lines.

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Leviton receives UL listing for Level 2 charging equipment

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The installation kit was UL-Listed in 2010. Leviton’s Evr-Green 160 Level 2 Home Charging Station has received Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) UL) Listing for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) in the United States and Canada. Slated to be available for purchase in mid-April, the charger is part of Leviton’s Evr-Green line of residential, commercial and public charging equipment.

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Predictive Powertrain Control can now be retrofitted for Mercedes-Benz Trucks; up to 5% drop in fuel consumption

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The cost in Germany including installation is around €1,500 (US$1,592) plus VAT. Installation takes only a few hours, and no additional technical approval is required. The truck must have been newly registered from August 2012, and the fully automated Mercedes PowerShift 3 transmission must be installed. An additional control unit is a major component of the retrofitting kit. Installation of PPC takes approx.

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Renault and Itaipu to collaborate on EVs in Brazil

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The cars, supplied by Renault, will be imported as incompletely disassembled kits for restricted use by Itaipu and partner institutions of the EV Program. With 20 generator units and 14,000 MW of installed capacity, it provides approximately 17.3% Renault and Itaipu signed a collaboration deal which will lead to the local assembling of 32 Renault Twizy at Itaipu’s EV Research, Development and Assembly Center (CPDM-VE/IB) in Foz do Iguaçu, State of Paraná, Brazil.

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