Tag: Green Auto

Groupe Renault launches stationary power storage system utilizing EV batteries

Groupe Renault has launched a stationary storage system for power developed solely from EV batteries. Renault’s Superior Battery Storage will finally have a storage capability of a minimum of 60 MWh, supplied by 2,000 EV batteries – equal to the each day consumption of 5,000 households. The primary services will probably be developed in early 2019 on the Renault vegetation in Douai and Cléon (France) and at a former coal-fired plant in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany). With a view to enhance the proportion of renewable sources within the power combine, energy suppliers should keep the stability between provide and demand on the grid. The slightest hole between consumption and manufacturing units off disturbances that may compromise the soundness of the AC frequency (50 Hz). “Our stationary storage answer goals to offset these variations: it delivers its reserves to some extent of imbalance within the grid at a given time to scale....




Volvo to exhibit electrical vehicles with a watch to commercialization in 2020

Volvo Vans plans to introduce all-electric truck demonstrators in California subsequent 12 months, and commercialize them in North America in 2020. The California Air Assets Board (CARB) has awarded $44.eight million to the South Coast Air High quality Administration District (SCAQMD) for the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Influence Inexperienced Heavy Transport Options) venture, which can contain 16 companions. The LIGHTS venture goals to affect freight operations at two main California trucking fleet amenities. Volvo Vans will deploy eight multi-configuration Class eight electrical demonstration models (GVW 15+ tons), and a further 15 pre-commercial and industrial models, all through California’s South Coast Air Basin. The venture may even combine non-truck battery-electric tools, non-proprietary chargers, and photo voltaic vitality manufacturing tools. The demonstration models might be based mostly on the know-how at present used within the Volvo FE Electrical, which Volvo offered in Might and can start promoting in Europe in 2019. A wide....


The FLO House is a smooth all-aluminum indoor/out of doors EV charging station

Sponsored by FLO There’s a brand new house charging station in the marketplace, the FLO Residence. The charger is made by FLO, Canada’s largest EV charging community and producer. The corporate has delivered 1000’s of items to Canadian prospects. FLO Residence expenses 5 occasions quicker than a typical wall outlet and is appropriate with all electrical and plug-in hybrid autos on the street. It offers a full cost in 4 to 5 hours. There are two variations of the FLO Residence charging station, the G5 and the X5. The G5 is the essential model whereas the X5 is linked by the FLO app or safe on-line portal. Good charging options embody charging schedule, real-time session progress, monitoring vitality consumption and the flexibility to take part in demand response applications. The X5 is on the market in Tungsten (grey) or Carbon (black), whereas the G5 is barely accessible in Carbon. Set....




Gilbarco Veeder-Root invests in charging producer Tritium

Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a supplier of know-how for retail and industrial fueling operations (and a division of Fortive Company), has made a minority funding in charging producer Tritium. DC quick charger producer Tritium was established in 2001, and now has installations in 26 international locations. Gilbarco Veeder-Root will promote all Tritium options, together with Veefil-PK excessive energy charging (HPC) techniques. The Veefil-PK boasts a smaller footprint than different HPCs in the marketplace, and encompasses a liquid cooling system that’s designed to reduce put on on inner elements and guarantee an optimum charger lifetime. “Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s curiosity in Tritium additional validates Tritium’s capabilities and know-how experience within the EV house,” stated Tritium founder and CEO David Finn. “This funding additionally sends a robust message to the business about the way forward for EV charging within the retail fueling and comfort market.” “Our partnership with Tritium is the logical subsequent step in our....


Heliox delivers multi-standard bus charging system to Luxembourg

Fleet EVSE producer Heliox has delivered a multi-standard charging resolution to Luxembourg bus operator Gross sales-Lentz. The brand new system permits electrical buses from completely different producers to cost with completely different interfaces. Automobiles utilizing the Bus-Up and Oppcharge interfaces can cost with one Heliox OC charger, and routinely change from one commonplace to the opposite. Heliox delivered a quick charging system to Gross sales-Lentz in June 2017, consisting of three en route charging stations that use an inverted pantograph system. Now Gross sales-Lentz plans to deploy new e-buses that use the Bus-Up roof-mounted pantograph system, so Heliox has engineered a multi-standard system that can permit each bus fashions to make use of the identical charging gear. “Tasks such because the multi-standard system push e-mobility additional and contribute to a more healthy, climate-and-environmentally-friendly society to protect the standard of life for our residents,” mentioned Luxembourg’s Secretary of State of the....




Continental’s thermal administration options purpose to extend EV vary in chilly temperatures

Automotive tech specialist Continental has launched a number of thermal administration (TM) applied sciences for rising EV effectivity throughout summer time and winter. This portfolio contains sensors, BLDC-driven pumps, hydraulics and valves. The corporate additionally produces good strains and hoses paired with particular sealing options. Continental claims that its techniques can improve EV vary by as much as 25% in -10° C situations. Usually, an EV’s vary can drop by 40% at -10° C as in comparison with 20 or 25° C. A number of small modifications at these temperatures can mitigate a lot of this loss. Continental’s Coolant Move Management Valves (CFCV) are designed to seamlessly change between heating and coolant circuits to offer pre-conditioning to battery and drivetrain elements when wanted. The system can cycle between two and 4 coolant circuits because of its actuator, which makes use of a compact brushless motor managed by an clever positioning system.....


Zunum’s plug-in hybrid airplane will use a turbine from Safran Helicopter Engines

Washington-based Zunum Aero is creating a plug-in hybrid plane, which it believes will revolutionize the regional short-haul air journey market. Now Zunum (profiled within the July/August 2017 challenge of Charged) has introduced that its ZA10 plane, which it plans to launch within the early 2020s, will use a turboshaft from Safran Helicopter Engines. Safran’s new Ardiden 3Z turboshaft, which can provide between 1,700 and a couple of,000 shaft horsepower (shp), will probably be used as a hybrid energy supply. It will likely be coupled with an electrical generator, and the built-in turbo-generator will ship 500 kW of electrical energy to complement propulsion batteries throughout key levels of flight and over lengthy ranges. Zunum CEO Ashish Kumar says the Ardiden 3Z is vital to the ZA10 delivering working prices of eight cents per seat-mile, or $250 per hour. These price figures could be 60-80 p.c decrease than these of comparable typical....




Electrical, related and autonomous: Excessive-performance design and check platforms for cross-domain tech

Sponsored by Keysight The automotive business is accelerating its digital know-how revolution and fusing with the clear power ecosystem. Dramatic will increase within the variety of sensors and functions in new vehicles have advanced the car from a peripheral function to a community internet hosting clusters of related gadgets. Automobiles now have to be optimized for: energy effectivity sensor fusion communications high-power processing excessive throughput knowledge connectivity To be taught extra about design and check options for automotive and power functions, obtain the free eBook: Design and Take a look at Options for Automotive and Power    


EU Parliament votes for stronger emissions rules, German automakers foyer for weaker guidelines

The European Parliament has voted to mandate a 20% lower in CO2 emissions from new automobiles and vans in 2025 and a 40% discount in 2030. The EU’s elected chamber rejected the European Fee’s extra modest proposal of a 30% lower in 2030 in comparison with 2021 emission ranges. The Parliament’s plan consists of penalties for automakers that fail to satisfy gross sales targets, a key coverage instrument the Fee had dropped from its proposal after lobbying by German carmakers. MEPs additionally voted to introduce real-world checks on emissions from automobiles and vans to curb the automakers’ observe of dishonest on lab assessments. Following the latest discovery that carmakers are already discovering methods to control the outcomes of the brand new WLTP laboratory check, MEPs have made it clear that regulators count on emissions cuts to be delivered on the highway in addition to within the lab. The EU Parliament....




Momentum Dynamics to ship 200 kW wi-fi charging programs for Martha’s Winery buses

The Winery Transit Authority (VTA) has accepted the acquisition of high-power wi-fi charging programs from Momentum Dynamics to help electrical transit buses.  VTA serves the group of Martha’s Winery, and is the primary transit company in Massachusetts to announce a plan to transform all its diesel buses to electrical. Momentum Dynamics’ wi-fi charging programs might be retrofitted to the primary 10 BYD e-buses in VTA’s fleet. Three co-located 200 kW wi-fi charging programs might be put in on the Church Road Guests Middle in Edgartown in time for the island’s 2019 vacationer season. Sensible charging capabilities, together with 250-500 kWh battery storage programs, will allow VTA to handle utility load throughout wi-fi charging. As VTA transitions to a totally electrical bus fleet, en route charging websites might be added, every supported by vitality storage. En route charging gear put in within the roadway permits buses to be recharged a number....