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Charging ahead

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Research consultancy Delta-ee talks to ElecTrans about the future of the UK’s EV charging network Charging infrastructure will be a crucial factor in determining electric vehicle adoption. Anyone looking to buy an EV will want fast, easy to access and safe charging points, something to rival the immense network of …

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Leclanché receives substantial funding

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Leclanché’s largest shareholder makes a US$76 million investment commitment Swiss energy storage solution company Leclanché SA has secured CHF 75 million (US$76 million) of funding from FEFAM, Leclanché’s largest shareholder. FEFAM has also agreed to provide a conditional CHF 50 million (US$51 million) funding facility to finance acquisitions and joint ventures in e-transport …

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Siemens and Northvolt build “battery factory of the future”

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Siemens will invest 10 million euros (US$11.7 million) in battery partnership Siemens and Northvolt have entered into partnership to develop technology to produce green Li-ion batteries. Upon completion of the new battery plant set for 2020, Siemens intends to purchase batteries from the factory, making Northvolt a preferred supplier. The …

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Corvus Energy secures EES contracts for five electric ferries

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Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) selects Corvus energy storage for battery-powered Fjord1 ferries Corvus Energy will supply lithium ion (Li-ion) battery-based energy storage systems (ESSs) for two new all-electric ferries being built by Havyard for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1. The ferries will operate on the Magerholm-Sykkylven route. This follows a previous …

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San Joaquin opens US’ first battery Rapid Transit route

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Regional transit moves to Proterra battery-powered buses on the Express Route 44 San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) will convert its existing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Express Route 44 to 100 percent battery-electric, zero-emissions buses in August.  That BRT route will be the first in the U.S. to feature all-electric …

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