Published on 30.03.2015
Boreal Transport Norge AS of Stavanger, Norway, will start operating two fully electric buses of Ebusco in their regular public transport operations. The electric buses are developed and built by the Dutch company Ebusco BV of Helmond, a manufacturer of 100% electric buses. They are the first, produced by a Dutch manufacturer, and the first100% electric buses which will be going into regular service.
Published on 29.03.2015
Sakti3, an American startup and a spinoff from the University of Michigan with $15 million of investment by billionaire James Dyson and $50 million from other sources, claims to have already generated twice the energy density of the most advanced lithium ion battery on the market today with a new solid state battery.
Published on 28.03.2015
Increasing urbanization is putting unprecedented pressure on city mayors to constantly balance the challenge of resource constraints against environmental sustainability concerns. Gartner, Inc., an American research organisation, estimates in a recent report that 1.1 billion connected things will be used by smart cities in 2015, rising to 9.7 billion by 2020.
Published on 26.03.2015
XALT Energy (originally founded in 2009 as Dow-Kokam, LLC), a leading developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries, signed a global exclusive agreement with Hybrid Kinetic Group (HK Group) of China for the supply of its Lithium Titanate (LTO) batteries from its manufacturing facilities in Midland, Michigan for all-electric buses in China. Production is expected to begin during the third quarter of 2015. The multi-year contract, valued at more than $1.0 billion, will create 300 new high-tech and manufacturing jobs in Midland this year. Hiring is underway with 80 positions expected to be filled in April.
Published on 25.03.2015
Transportation Power Inc., a leading provider of clean vehicle and stationary energy storage technologies and products, announces that it has achieved several significant new milestones in its development of battery-electric, hybrid, and fuel cell propulsion technologies for heavy-duty vehicles including trucks, tractors, and buses. Two of these milestones occurred, when TransPower conducted a demonstration of four fully functional battery-electric Class 8 trucks, just hours after the California Energy Commission (CEC) announced its award of nearly $9 million to TransPower for new electric truck and tractor demonstration projects throughout the state of California.