12 juin 2016

Peugeot develops solar energy charging station for EVs in France

The Driveco Parasol is a charging station comprising 88 photovoltaic panels and lithium-ion batteries for the production and storage of solar energy. With this method, electricity can be distributed at any time, even when sunlight levels are low.     NEW DELHI: French automaker Peugeot has designed a solar energy charging station for electric vehicles for Driveco - the Driveco Parasol. Its design combines ecology and technology with a wooden framework supporting the photovoltaic panels, thus providing protective shade... [Lire la suite]

01 octobre 2015

Bosch Solid-State Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Hit EV Market Within 5 Years

Bosch has been showing off its current solid-state, lithium-ion battery concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, according to recent reports, claiming that the new solid-state battery cells could double energy density, while actually lowering costs, not increasing them. The company claims that these electric vehicle (EV) batteries could be ready for production in only 5 years, or less. Part of the claim of production-readiness in under 5 years is due the company’s acquisition of the startup Seeo, it claims, as well as internal... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2015

ZAF Energy Systems to Showcase Next-Generation Zinc-Air Battery Technology at CAFE Foundation’s Electric Aircraft Symposium

ZAF’s Zinc-Air Chemistry Produces Twice the Energy Density at Half the Weight and Less Than a Fourth of the Cost of Lithium-Ion; Zinc-Air Is Safe and Environmentally Benign, More Technically and Economically Viable Than Lithium-Ion. ZAF’s zinc technology can double the travel distance of electric aircraft compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries. ZAF’s zinc-air battery yields twice the energy density of lithium-ion at less than a fourth of the cost, making them smaller, lighter and less expensive. ZAF’s batteries can be used... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2015

Understanding Lithium-Ion Battery Safety and Its Implications

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report about the January 7, 2013, fire on board a Japan Airlines Boeing 787-8 aircraft at Boston’s Logan Airport said that the fire involved a lithium-ion battery located in the aircraft’s the auxiliary power unit (APU) and was followed by a second fire, nine days later, in Japan involving the main battery unit of another Boeing 787 aircraft. The NTSB determined that the probable cause of the incident in Boston was an internal short circuit within a cell of the APU lithium-ion battery,... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2015

Bosch cooperates with BMW and Vattenfall on a second life electric vehicles batteries project

What to do with valuable batteries once they have reached the end of   their life cycle in electric vehicles? A project involving three partners is connecting old batteries in Hamburg to form a large-scale storage  system to keep the power grid stable. Lithium-ion batteries still have high storage capacity at the end of their life cycle in electric vehicles. As a result, they are still very valuable and can be used extremely efficiently as stationary buffer storage for many years to come. The project allows the three... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2014

Volvo hybrid bus with Siemens fast-charging system starts service in Hamburg

Officially launched at the International IAA Commercial Vehicles show, the Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid buses equipped with a Siemens fast charging systems has taken its maiden tour in Hamburg, where it will be deployed from December on the 109 service. The Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid has an electric hybrid powertrain that combines a four-cylinder diesel 240 hp (177 kW) with an electric motor of 150 kW. The latter receives energy from a lithium ion battery of 19 kWh total storage capacity, this allows travel in electric mode a... [Lire la suite]