BYD supplying Li-ion batteries for stationary energy storage to Green Charge

BYD is now supplying Li-ion batteries to Green Charge, an ENGIE Company. Green Charge’s first installation of BYD batteries will be for the recently announced six-megawatt-hour system adjacent to ENGIE’s Mt. Tom Solar farm to serve Holyoke Gas & Electric in western Massachusetts. Designed to optimize intermittent solar energy and contribute to rate stabilization for…

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Scania unveils new hybrid, battery-electric buses

At Busworld in Kortrijk, Belgium, Scania unveiled the hybrid Scania Interlink Low Decker and the battery-electric Scania Citywide bus. The Scania Interlink Low Decker is presently available for diesel, biodiesel, HVO, CNG/CBG, ethanol and, with the latest addition, hybrid. It complements the Scania Citywide Low Entry Suburban, which is also available for the full range…

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Volkswagen developing electric racer for Pikes Peak 2018

After an absence from the event of more than 30 years, Volkswagen is developing an all-electric race car for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado on 24 June 2018. The all-wheel-drive prototype’s goal is to set a new record for electric cars at the finish line, 14,000 feet above sea level. The vehicle…

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Ricardo opens new power electronics and vehicle laboratories in California

Ricardo is further investing in facilities at its Santa Clara Technical Center in California, enabling the company to support its clients with electrified and autonomous vehicle design and development projects. The state of California—and Silicon Valley in particular—is increasingly attracting automakers establishing local advanced technology and R&D activities, in addition to many technology start-ups and…

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Daimler introduces active emergency braking assist system with pedestrian detection for touring coaches

At Busworld Europe 2017 in Belgium, Daimler Buses introduced Active Brake Assist 4 (ABA 4) with pedestrian detection—the first emergency braking assistance system in a touring coach to brake automatically for pedestrians. The new Active Brake Assist 4 with pedestrian detection warns the driver visually and audibly of any potential collision with pedestrians and at…

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Bosch introduces new 48V Li-ion pack for mild-hybrids; production in 2018

Bosch has introduced a new 48-volt battery for mild hybrids; similar to the Bosch e-axle, this 48-volt battery is standardized for easy integration into new vehicle models. Established manufacturers and start-ups alike can thus eliminate long and expensive development processes. Bosch intends for this pack—along with its earlier work on mild hybrid systems (earlier post)—to…

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