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Alstom’s hydrogen train: approval for commercial operation in Germany

26.07.2018 11:42
Alstom’s hydrogen train: approval for commercial operation in Germany

Alstom’s Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell passenger train, has been granted approval by the German Railway Office (EBA) for passenger service in Germany. Coradia iLint is based on the diesel train Coradia Lint 54 and is powered by an electrical traction drive, an on-board fuel cell and Li-ion batteries. The iLint can run at 140 km/h with a 600 to 800 km/tankful autonomy and accommodates up to 300 passengers.

DLR fuel cell power pack for cargo bikes

26.07.2018 11:40
DLR fuel cell power pack for cargo bikes

The DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt) has developed an innovative fuel cell module that extends the range of electric cargo bikes and doubles the service life at a comparable price to purely battery-operated systems. The Fuel Cell Power Pack combines a fuel cell (continuous output of 300 to 500 watts) with a small lithium-ion battery which is activated in peak load periods.

 

Audi und Huawei arbeiten zusammen an vernetzten Autos

26.07.2018 11:37
Audi und Huawei arbeiten zusammen an vernetzten Autos

Audi und Huawei wollen in Zukunft bei der Entwicklung vernetzter Fahrzeuge kooperieren. Der Ingolstädter Autobauer und der chinesische Technologiekonzern haben eine entsprechende Absichtserklärung unterzeichnet. Die Kooperation hat zudem die Beschleunigung der Digitalisierung von Diensten im Fahrzeugumfeld zum Ziel.

Daimler, Bosch to deploy self-driving taxis in California test program

26.07.2018 11:35
Daimler, Bosch to deploy self-driving taxis in California test program

Daimler and Bosch will deploy self-driving taxis in California’s Silicon Valley region next year as part of a test program of vehicles designed for city driving. The vehicles will include a safety driver and a steering wheel. Daimler will supply the vehicles and test facilities, while Bosch will provide the many sensors, actuators and control units (built atop the artificial intelligence platform Nvidia DRIVE Pegasus). Using an app-based mobility service operated by Daimler, customers will be offered free rides on selected routes within the city during the pilot.

Small, autonomous shuttles for downtown transit in the U.S.

26.07.2018 11:23
Small, autonomous shuttles for downtown transit in the U.S.

A series of small trials seeks to establish the value of tiny, electric transit. Small, usually electric vehicles with capacity for less than a dozen riders that sometimes operate on fixed routes are already navigating city streets. The technology today can support slow-speed, 15-mile-per-hour, reliable travel in the urban core.

Konzeptauto „4ePerformance“ von Schaeffler : 880 kW

06.07.2018 07:04
Konzeptauto „4ePerformance“ von Schaeffler : 880 kW

Vier E-Motoren, radselektive Steuerung und eine Beschleunigung von 0-200 km/h in 7 Sekunden, zwei Batterien mit einer Gesamtkapazität von 64 kWh. Das Fahrzeug stellt „ein fahrendes Prüflabor dar“ zur Entwicklung einer physikalischen Fahrzeug- und Reifenmodellierung und Fahrdynamikregelung.

Schweden investiert 111 Mio. US-Dollar in Prüfstand für Elektromobilität

06.07.2018 07:01
Schweden investiert 111 Mio. US-Dollar in Prüfstand für Elektromobilität

RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) und die Chalmers University of Technology haben nun mit Unterstützung der schwedischen Regierung mit der Einrichtung eines schwedischen Prüfstands für die Elektromobilität begonnen. Das Labor soll bis 2022 voll einsatzbereit sein. Unter der Bezeichnung Swedish Electric Transport Laboratory (SEEL) soll der Prüfstand für alle Bereiche des elektrifizierten Verkehrs durchführen. Zum Beispiel elektrifizierte Getriebe und Antriebswellen für verschiedene Fahrzeugtypen, Antriebsstrang und Komponentenprüfung für Hybrid- und Elektrofahrzeuge sowie Aufladung und intelligentes Powermanagement.

New hybrid Li-ion/oxygen battery offers high energy and high power

06.07.2018 06:56
New hybrid Li-ion/oxygen battery offers high energy and high power

A team at Sichuan University in China is proposing a novel lithium-ion/oxygen hybrid battery system that exploits the advantages and minimizes the disadvantages of both lithium-ion batteries (LIB) and lithium-oxygen batteries (LOB).

Self-Heating and Fast-Charging Climate-Immune Battery

06.07.2018 06:54
Self-Heating and Fast-Charging Climate-Immune Battery

At low temperatures (down to -45°F) the battery self-heats until its internal temperature is above room temperature before switching to charging mode. This allows rapid charging at all temperatures avoiding below-freezing power drain. The self-heating battery withstands 4,500 cycles of 15-minute charging at 32 degrees F with only a 20-percent capacity loss.

Battery recycling

06.07.2018 06:52
Battery recycling

Hi-tech recycling of Li-ion batteries at Redux. Saubermacher and Redux Recycling have installed a battery recycling plant in the German town of Bremerhaven after jointly researching the process over years. The plant is capable of processing all types of lithium-ion batteries and has a capacity of 10,000t a year.

China drafts rules to track electric car battery output. China is about to launch a system to track the production, sale, use and recycling of electric car batteries, aiming at the creation of policies, incentives and recycling capacity to handle spent battery waste, which is set to reach as much as 170,000 tonnes this year.
 

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