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Voltabox receives another major order for trolleybus battery systems

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Voltabox’s batteries will be used in trolleybuses in Switzerland and Italy Voltabox has announced a major order for standardised lithium-ion battery systems for trolleybuses. The newly-developed standard container presents an innovative possibility to efficiently scale trolleybus battery systems. The order was placed by long-term customer Kiepe Electric. The delivery of …

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SMUD announces regional initiative to develop a future mobility centre in Sacramento

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SMUD’s will help develop new EV technologies SMUD CEO and general manager Arlen Orchard unveiled a vision for the Sacramento region to lead the way in mobility by developing a model for a future Mobility Centre that will foster innovation in the clean transportation sector and serve as a catalyst …

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Motiv Power Systems to offer BMW batteries on electric chassis for commercial vehicles

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Motiv will use BMW’s EPIC chassis across its entire range Motiv Power Systems (Motiv), the leading provider of all-electric fleet chassis for trucks and buses, has announced a supply agreement with Munich-based BMW to integrate BMW’s lithium-ion battery packs into its EPIC chassis. Representing a strong vote of confidence by …

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Energy Department announces battery recycling prize and battery recycling R&D centre

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The battery recycling centre aims to increase Li-ion battery recycling from 5% to 90% Energy Secretary Rick Perry has announced the launch of a Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize and the establishment of an associated Battery Recycling R&D Centre. These efforts aim to reclaim and recycle critical materials (e.g., cobalt and …

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Clear Blue Technologies makes lithium batteries smarter, expands product line

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Clear Blue Technologies charges lithium batteries individually to reduce potential accidents Clear Blue Technologies has announced the delivery of a modular, lithium energy capability that can scale as the power demands of nano-grid systems change and grow. Clear Blue’s Smart Off-Grid power systems now include Clear Blue-certified lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries …

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CEA reveals Sigma Cells smart battery for electric cars

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The standard multi-cell battery powers on even when a cell fails. Production is slated to begin in September 2019. CEA’s Sigma Cells battery is the world’s first three-in-one battery solution with integrated inverter, charging and battery-management functions. It can power products ranging from laptops to electric vehicles and has a 15% …

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