New York City Department of Sanitation Testing Four Different Hybrid Trucks

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The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will be testing in daily operation three different types of hybrid refuse collection trucks and a hybrid rack truck. The system captures energy from braking, converts the energy to electricity, stores the electricity in lithium-ion batteries, and uses it to power the electric motor, which assists the MP7 diesel engine with propulsion of the truck. A 2 kWh Li-ion pack provides energy storage.

Daimler Trucks & Buses and CATL enter global Li-ion battery cell modules supply agreement for electric trucks

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CATL will supply lithium-ion battery cell modules for a wide range of Daimler Trucks & Buses’ global electric truck portfolio to be introduced in markets from 2021 onwards, including the Mercedes-Benz eActros, the Freightliner eCascadia and the Freightliner eM2. Around 150 units of the light-duty FUSO eCanter are already in customer operation in cities around the globe such as New York City, Tokyo, Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Paris and Lisbon.

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ION ENergy exits stealth mode with launch of UDYR 48V Li-ion battery for two- and three-wheelers

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ION Energy, a startup energy storage company, launched UDYR, an intelligent, modular and portable 48V, 32 Ah lithium-ion battery supported by ION’s proprietary battery management system, software platform, and backend analytics.

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Saft supplying nearly 1 MWh of Li-ion batteries to Green Charge Networks to support NYC Smart Grid Demonstration Program

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Green Charge Networks (GCN) has selected Saft to support its role in a $92-million Smart Grid Demonstration Project led by New York’s Consolidated Edison, Inc. Site selections include several convenience stores as well as other channels of business including car rental locations, hotels and parking garages all in the New York City area.

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Lightning Systems battery-electric heavy-duty Ford Transit showing 61 MPGe city, 66 MPGe highway

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emissions solutions for commercial fleets, is taking its new Ford Transit LightningElectric model ( earlier post ) on the road, showcasing the recently released vehicle efficiency ratings of 61 MPGe on in-town routes and 66 MPGe on highway.

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Daimler Trucks invests in Israeli nanotechnology materials pioneer StoreDot; FlashBattery technology

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Earlier this year, StoreDot demonstrated the viability of a concept for five-minute charging of vehicle batteries, showcasing how its new organic compounds combined with nanomaterials are implemented in the battery cell.

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Converted Plug-In Hybrid Electric Terminal Tractor to be Tested at Port of Long Beach

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US Hybrid Corporation performed the conversion which uses a 33 kWh Li-ion battery pack from GAIA. Houston, and New York City. A plug-in parallel hybrid electric terminal tractor used to move shipping containers and cargo within the port will be tested at a Port of Long Beach shipping terminal.