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  1. forum rang 10 voda 6 augustus 2020 16:40
    Battery Electric Freightliner Innovation Fleet Logs 300,000 Miles

    FleetFreightliner announced that its Innovation Fleet has accumulated more than 300,000 miles in real-world use by customers. The Innovation Fleet is a 30-vehicle fleet of battery electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks testing integration of the technology into large-scale commercial transportation operations. The Freightliner Innovation Fleet is supported by the South Coast Air Quality Management District which focuses on improving air quality in the South Coast Basin of Southern California and partially funded the project. The fleet includes 10 eM2s and 20 eCascadias testing in a variety of applications, including drayage, regional and local delivery, food distribution, and parcel delivery.

    In an industry whose product development cycles typically extend seven years, Freightliner has an ambitious timeline for bringing commercial battery electric products to market which includes:

    June, 2018 - Freightliner announced the Innovation Fleet comprised of 10 eM2s and 20 eCascadias and names Penske Truck Leasing and NFI as partners for deployment.

    October, 2018 - Freightliner convened first meeting of the Electric Vehicle Council to collaborate with customers interested in fleet electrification.

    December, 2018 - The first eM2 was delivered to Penske.

    April, 2019 - DTNA announced electric vehicle manufacturing will include assembly at Portland Truck Manufacturing Plant in Portland, Oregon.

    August, 2019 - The first eCascadias were delivered to Penske and NFI.

    March, 2020 - Freightliner announced the Customer Experience Fleet and plans to add six eCascadias and two eM2s to a pre-series testing fleet for rotational use by 14 customers.

    July, 2020 - The planned start of series production for the Freightliner eCascadia is mid 2022, and the planned start of series production for the Freightliner eM2 is late 2022.

    Source : STRATEGIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  2. forum rang 10 voda 6 augustus 2020 16:43
    bp Aral to build 100+ Ultra Fast Charging Points at Retail Sites in Germany

    bp’s market leading fuel retail brand in Germany Aral is set to invest in a network of ultra-fast charging infrastructure across the country. Following a successful 12-month pilot project at five of its retail sites, Aral plans to roll out more than 100 charging points across its retail network in Germany over the next 12 months. The Aral chargers will be self-operated, powered by 100% green energy, with a charging capacity of up to 350kW, otherwise known as ultra-fast chargers. A vehicle with the appropriate battery technology can be charged for a range of up to 350 km in just over ten minutes. The first phase of the roll-out will see chargers installed and connected at about 30 Aral sites, mainly those located by motorways, trunk roads and at metropolitan sites. Each retail site will offer two chargers with two charging points, allowing up to four electric vehicles to charge at a time.

    The next two charging stations due to go live in the coming weeks are Wuppertal in North Rhine-Westphalia and Wollin in Brandenburg. The exact order of commissioning of the other retail stations will depend, among other factors, on the expansion of the grid. In the long term, Aral has identified potential to build ultra-fast charging stations at several hundred locations.

    Various payment options are available for customers using Aral’s ultra-fast chargers, including via credit card terminal or mobile website using a QR code, or via the Hubject app or through their Aral Fuel & Charge card for business customers. From 2021, Aral will also offer its own e-mobility app for payments.

    Source : STRATEGIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  3. forum rang 10 voda 6 augustus 2020 16:47
    BYD Completes eBus Fleet Delivery to Pécs in Hungary

    World’s leading eBus manufacturer BYD has completed a delivery of ten eBuses to public transport operator Tüke Busz Zrt in the southern Hungarian city of Pécs marking the start of the first ever electric bus operation in the city. The vehicles were manufactured at BYD’s state-of-the-art production facility in Komárom, also in Hungary. The eBus fleet handover begins a longer-term commitment from Tüke Busz Zrt to convert its entire fleet to battery electric power. Despite the initial COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, BYD was still able to meet the planned delivery date for Tüke Busz Zrt. The delivery is also the latest in a number of recent fleet deliveries from BYD elsewhere in Europe as COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed and demand for public mobility increases.

    With its capacity as a producer of face-masks and hygiene products, to help ease the shortage of PPE equipment and protect bus drivers, BYD is also making a contribution of 2000 face-masks to the Pécs local authority and a further 2000 to Tüke Busz Zrt.

    Tüke Busz Zrt’s new eBus fleet consists of BYD’s best-selling 12-metre low-floor model, and will replace the city’s ageing diesel-powered buses. The 12-metre model delivers a range of 300km on a single charge and, across the new BYD fleet, will cover 900,000km per year, 10% of the Tüke Busz Zrt’s annual distance. Charging infrastructure for the company’s new fleet has also been designed and installed by BYD.

    With its manufacturing facilities in Hungary and also in France, BYD has established itself as Europe’s leading electric bus and coach brand, with over 1,300 pure-electric, 100% emissions-free vehicles either delivered or on order with Public Transport Operators throughout the continent.

    Source : STRATEGIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  4. Irene 7 augustus 2020 09:51
    Mitsubishi Motor Corporation heeft onlangs haar plan voor de middellange termijn voor de komende drie jaar aangekondigd, getiteld Small but Beautiful.

    In een van de plannen werd vermeld dat Mitsubishi Motor Corporation van plan is om het aantal milieuvriendelijke automodellen zoals Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) en Electric Vehicle (EV) of elektrische auto's op de Zuidoost-Aziatische markt te vergroten.

    Deze milieuvriendelijke elektrische auto komt straks in de vorm van SUV tot MPV.

    Dit geeft aan dat een van de door het merk bedachte MPV's met het Mitsubishi Xpander-logo met drie diamanten een van de modellen is die met een hybride motor worden geleverd.

    De nieuwste variant van de Mitsubishi Xpander zal naar verwachting in 2023 in Indonesië aanwezig zijn.

    Bij de lancering van CNN Indonesia werd dit verwelkomd door Mitsubishi Motor Krama Yudha Sales Indonesia (MMKSI) als de officiële distributeur van Mitsubishi-voertuigen in Indonesië.

    Volgens de president-directeur van Mitsubishi Motor Krama Yudha Sales Indonesia, Naoya Nakamura, stelt deze strategie het bedrijf in staat de marktsegmentatie uit te breiden door meer diverse producten te produceren.

    "Dit is zowel een uitdaging als een kans voor MMKSI als distributeur in Indonesië om te groeien en de markt uit te breiden met het MMC-productontwikkelingsplan", zei Nakamura in een schriftelijke verklaring van CNN Indonesia.

    Toch durft Naoya nog steeds niet veel te zeggen over de Mitsubishi Xpander Hybrid.

    "Voorlopig kunnen we geen commentaar geven op deze kwestie", zei Nakamura zoals geciteerd door Kompas.com.

    "Als er nieuwe informatie is, zullen we deze zeker aan onze mediapartners melden", voegde hij eraan toe.

    Voor meer foto's, zie link:
    www.autofun.co.id/berita/Mitsubishi-B...
  5. forum rang 10 voda 7 augustus 2020 14:35
    Mercedes Benz eActros Electrifies Rotterdam & Hague with Simon Loos

    After about a year of intensive practical use by ten customers in Germany and Switzerland, eight of the purely battery powered trucks are now successively going to new customers in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. They also will put the eActros through its paces in tough everyday transport operations for about a year. Two vehicles will continue the operational testing with customers in the first test phase. Simon Loos, a leading company for logistics services based in the Netherlands, will receive the first eActros of the second phase.

    Simon Loos is using an eActros equipped with a refrigerated box for the Albert Heijn supermarket chain. The daily tour of the eActros starts at Albert Heijn’s regional distribution center in Delfgauw in the province of South Holland. From there, the e-truck supplies supermarket stores in various cities in the region, including Rotterdam, The Hague and Delft, with dry goods and fresh, temperature-controlled food. The eActros will run seven days a week, covering around 200 kilometers every day in locally CO2-neutral operation. The batteries will be charged overnight and in between routes at the distribution center in Delfgauw, where Albert Heijn is currently constructing an innovative square with multiple fast-chargers. In preparation for the test, experts from Mercedes-Benz Trucks gave the Simon Loos drivers special training in the use of high-voltage systems.

    The cool swap body of the eActros used by Simon Loos is the W.KO COOL model from Schmitz Cargobull. It has optimized insulation for the energy-efficient transport of refrigerated goods and its robust construction is ideal for intensive daily use. The purely electrically operated refrigeration unit is completely emission-free in use and is specially designed for distribution transport. As was the case in the first test phase, the bodies of the vehicles will again be mainly provided by Schmitz Cargobull.

    The eActros is based on the chassis of the Mercedes-Benz Actros. In addition, however, the vehicle’s architecture is completely geared to electric drive and has a high proportion of specific parts. Two electric motors close to the rear-axle wheel hubs provide drive with an output of 126 kW each and a maximum torque of 485 Nm each. This results in 11,000 Nm each after the transmission ratio, providing a performance equivalent to that of a conventional truck. Lithium-ion batteries with 240 kWh supply the energy for the eActros. Depending on the available charging power, the batteries can be fully charged within two hours (at 150 kW).

    Source : STRATEGIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  6. forum rang 10 voda 7 augustus 2020 14:41
    MAN Lion’s City E Impresses during Test Run in Linz

    Four days, tight urban area, steeply rising roads: The MAN Lion’s City E mastered every challenge in test operation, convincing the fleet managers and drivers of LINZ AG LINIEN. With the MAN Lion’s City EfficientHybrid, the company is already relying on clean and efficient solutions from MAN for urban transport. The aim is to identify further future-proof, environmentally friendly solutions for public transport as early as possible. The electric drive plays an important role here. The all-electric MAN city bus was presented for the first time in the Alpine Republic at the Federal Conference of Austrian Bus and Coach Companies last year. The MAN Lion’s City E celebrated its road premiere in Austria in mid-May 2020 and for four days in Linz showed what it is capable of.

    The city bus impressed the fleet managers of LINZ AG LINIEN especially on the gradients. Thanks to the ergonomically designed driver’s workplace, which scores points for its high level of functionality and well thought-out arrangement of the controls, drivers can concentrate fully on the road traffic. But driving dynamics and acceleration combined with a smooth driving style also speak for themselves. In the solo bus with a length of 12 metres, the fully electric drive train delivers 160 kW to a maximum of 240 kW. The energy for this comes from the modular batteries with 480 kWh installed capacity. The Lion’s City E thus reliably achieves a range of 200 km over the entire service life of the batteries, and under favourable conditions it can even reach 270 km. In the 12-meter version, the Lion’s City E can accommodate up to 88 passengers.

    In addition to the delivery of two-axle solo buses with a length of 12 metres and three-axle articulated buses with a length of 18 metres, the order also includes a full-service contract and a director’s workshop contract. Technical support will be provided by the MAN Truck & Bus Center Ansfelden. Delivery of the total of 88 MAN Lion’s City has begun. By 2024, all vehicles are to be in operation and will bring residents and visitors to Linz safely and comfortably to their destination.

    The city buses are powered by ultramodern Euro 6d engines with the latest MAN EfficientHybrid technology. The system makes a significant contribution to reducing fuel consumption and emissions and thus to improving air quality in city centres.

    Source : STRATEGIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  7. forum rang 10 voda 7 augustus 2020 14:48
    General Motors & EVgo to Add Fast Chargers in US

    general-motors-evgo-ev-charging_8726.jpg Image Source: General Motors EVgo Charging

    General Motors and EVgo plan to triple the size of the US largest public fast charging network by adding more than 2,700 new fast chargers over the next five years, a move set to help accelerate widespread electric vehicle adoption. The two companies will add fast charging stations to cities and suburbs, unlocking new EV customer segments and providing increased charging access to drivers who live in multi-unit homes, rent their homes and can’t install chargers, or might not have access to workplace charging. Customers will have access to some of the fastest charging capabilities at the places they regularly frequent, like grocery stores, retail outlets, entertainment centers and other high-traffic locations. With fast charging available where people typically spend 15-30 minutes, customers can charge their vehicles in the time it takes to run their errands. This approach builds on the success of EVgo’s existing portfolio of more than 800 station locations across the United States, the most of any US public fast charging network.

    The new EVgo fast charging stations will be available to customers starting early 2021. Stations will be located in highly visible areas and most will be able to charge at least four vehicles simultaneously. Additionally, stations will feature new charging technology with 100-350-kilowatt capabilities to meet the needs of an increasingly powerful set of EVs coming to market.

    In their continued commitment to reaching a zero-emissions future, the new EVgo fast chargers will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy. Both GM and EVgo have made significant investments and commitments to running on renewable energy. Earlier this year, General Motors committed to all U.S. plants running on renewable energy by 2030 and all global plants running on renewable energy by 2040. In 2019, EVgo became the first North American charging company to contract for 100 percent renewable energy to power its chargers.

    General Motors and EVgo designed this new endeavor to leverage private investment alongside government grant and utility programs, as building out the necessary charging infrastructure ahead of market demands will require continued public-private partnership.

    Source : STRATEGIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  8. forum rang 4 Osho 7 augustus 2020 17:38
    www.wsj.com/articles/car-designer-hen...

    Car Designer Henrik Fisker Lost His First Race With Elon Musk. He Wants to Go Again.
    The Danish designer tried once before to capture the public’s imagination for high-end electric cars, only to see the company collapse. Now he has a new company, new backers and a new business model. But does he have what it takes to catch Tesla?

    By Ben Foldy
    Updated Aug. 7, 2020 11:12 am ET

    Danish car designer Henrik Fisker is getting back in the electric-vehicle race, this time in pursuit of his old adversary Elon Musk. The question is: Can he catch his rival this time?

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    Kwam gisteren met een aankondiging voor nieuws (vandaag/vanavond)
  9. forum rang 10 voda 10 augustus 2020 15:59
    eMP Selects ABB’s Terra 184 EV for EV Charging Infrastructure in Japan

    ABB’s newly launched Terra 184 electric vehicle chargers have been selected by Japan’s e-Mobility Power Co Inc, eMP, to modernize the infrastructure for the country’s electric vehicle market and accelerate the nation’s shift towards sustainable mobility. Financial details of the order were not disclosed. eMP is a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings and Chubu Electric Power, two of Japan’s biggest utility companies. The project is part of a broader push in Japan to increase the share of EVs and plug-in hybrids to between 20-30 percent by 2030, from just 1 percent in 2018.

    To encourage the adoption of EVs, eMP is working to reduce charging congestion and increase accessibility to charging stations, allowing users to charge their vehicles, anytime and anywhere. To modernize the EV charging infrastructure, eMP will replace obsolete chargers with more than 250 Terra 184 units. Deliveries are scheduled to begin this autumn.

    eMP will install the chargers at stores located on the roadside, along highways and other public places, offering users quick and easy access. With the ability to charge up to two electric vehicles simultaneously, ABB’s fast and compact Terra 184 chargers are ideal for Japan’s cities. Terra 184 can also be connected via ABB Ability ABB’s unified, cross-industry, digital offering that extends from device to edge to the cloud – for centralized control and fast global service for software updates and maintenance, vital for the rapid deployment of EV charging infrastructure.

    Terra 184 is the newest member of ABB’s best-selling Terra family of chargers and supports all charging standards on the market, including CCS, CHAdeMO and AC. With highly customizable features such as cable management systems, screens and credit card payment terminals, the Terra 184 delivers maximum charging convenience for a broad range of EV users.

    Source : STRATEGIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  10. forum rang 10 voda 10 augustus 2020 16:14
    Bentley Motors Looks to the Future of Electric Drive

    Bentley Motors last week announced a three-year research study that promises to transform electric vehicle powertrains, utilising a fully integrated, free from rare-earth magnet e-axle that supports electric vehicle architectures. This reinforces Bentley’s ambition to lead sustainable luxury mobility and introduce the first fully electric Bentley by 2026. The study, titled OCTOPUS, Optimised Components, Test and simulatiOn, toolkits for Powertrains which integrate Ultra high-speed motor Solutions, follows an initial 18-month investigation that delivered a technological breakthrough in electric drive systems for high-performance vehicles.

    Building on the UK’s leading electronics research, the resulting electric drive system exceeded the latest permanent magnet motor performance while simultaneously removing the need for both rare-earth magnets and copper windings, delivering a package both cost effective and recyclable at its end of life. OCTOPUS will take this leading-edge motor, power electronics and packaging transmission design, adding next generation materials, manufacturing processes, simulation and test cycles to deliver a full e-axle powertrain with unique levels of integration and revolutionary performance characteristics suitable for real world application by 2026.

    OCTOPUS is an OLEV funded project delivered in partnership with Innovate UK which brings together the following partners with distinct roles and responsibilities:

    Bentley Motors – Specification setting, vehicle integration plan and system test

    Advanced Electric Machines Ltd – Motor manufacturing and systems assembly

    Advanced Electric Machines Research Ltd – Motor and transmission design

    The Thinking Pod Innovations Ltd & Nottingham University – Power electronics optimisation and alternative wide band gap system design

    The Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems at the University of Bath – Integrated system analysis and proof of concept validation testing

    HiETA Technologies Ltd – AM component design and manufacture for thermal management including stator core housing, power electronics and E-axle oil cooling

    FD Sims Ltd – Next generation wire technology development

    Talga Technologies Ltd – 2D materials development for next generation winding technologies

    Diamond Light Source – UK’s national synchrotron light source providing access to X-ray facilities for measurements

    Hartree Centre (Science and Technology Facilities Council) – Advanced system testing and co-simulation toolkit development.

    Source : STRATEGIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  11. forum rang 10 voda 10 augustus 2020 16:15
    MAHLE Condenser for Faster Charging of Electric Vehicles

    MAHLE has introduced a new type of condenser for hybrid and electric vehicles that helps to accelerate traction battery charging. This new design offers significantly higher power density than the current one. As part of the cooling system, the condenser is one of the components that ensures the battery is optimally cooled during fast charging and reliably protected against damage. The new condenser also provides sufficient cooling capacity for comfortable temperature in the cabin without taking up additional installation space. Because fast charging is a key factor in the acceptance of electric vehicles, this innovation from MAHLE contributes toward making this form of transport more suitable for everyday use and the mass market. The new MAHLE condenser ensures that electric vehicles are optimally cooled during fast charging, while also providing the necessary power for cabin temperature control.

    Battery cooling is crucial for the performance of electric vehicles. Until a few years ago, the most critical task of the engine cooling system was to protect the combustion engine from overheating under high loads. The thermal management of electrified vehicles has become much more complex including stronger interactions between cabin and powertrain thermal management and the need to maintain components such as the battery within tightly defined temperature limits. MAHLE has responded with a large number of innovations for the thermal management of electrically powered vehicles, thus enabling the success of new forms of mobility. Thermal management components from MAHLE can be found in hybrid, battery electric, and fuel cell powered vehicles. Striking a balance between performance, installation space requirements, comfort, and systems costs is key. MAHLE meets these challenges by taking a holistic approach in the design of the entire thermal system and optimizing the interactions of each component. MAHLE is thus able to increase battery life and cruising range as well as passenger comfort and the performance of the drive system, thereby significantly contributing to the increased acceptance of alternative drives.

    Source : STRATEGIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  12. forum rang 10 voda 10 augustus 2020 16:16
    AAM Brings Electric Drive Technology to Market

    Jaguar IPACEAmerican Axle & Manufacturing’s Electric Drive Technology powers Jaguar’s first pure-electric model, the I-PACE. AAM supplies both front and rear e-Drive units which together deliver a total of 294 kW of AWD power and 700 Nm of torque. AAM’s Electric Drive unit leverages AAM’s extensive experience in the design, analysis and processing of geared mechanical systems to engineer compact, quiet and efficient drive units that meet the most demanding customer requirements. One of the primary innovations and enablers for AAM’s Electric Drive high-power density is AAM’s planetary helical design enabled by a carburized, precision honed internally toothed ring gear. AAM’s extensive experience in the design, analysis and processing of gears uniquely positioned the company to bring this innovation first to market.

    AAM is leveraging this compact planetary concept to bring its next generation high ratio gearboxes to the market in the near term. Using a similar planetary arrangement with the precision honed internally gear technology used in the I-PACE drive unit, AAM will push traction drive motor speeds in it’s EV drive units to 24,000 RPM and beyond. This will significantly reduce the needed active material (copper, electric steel lamination and rare earth magnets) which provides a significant cost reduction as battery electric vehicle technology continues to trend towards cost parity with ICE vehicles.

    AAM is the only supplier to have successfully productionized this carburized, precision-honed internal ring gear concept which resolves a key constraint in realizing high speed motors in EV traction drives.

    Source : STRATEGIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  13. forum rang 10 voda 11 augustus 2020 12:24
    Openreach Goes Electric with Vauxhall Vivaro-e & Corsa-e

    One of the UK’s largest fleet operators Openreach has placed an order of 270 fully electric Vivaro-e vans and 9 Corsa-e cars. With around 27,000 vehicles, Openreach operates one of the UK’s largest fleets, and has run diesel versions of the Vauxhall vans for the past 15 years. This comes shortly after The UK Electric Fleets Coalition, of which Openreach is a founding member, released its policy asks to the Government, asking for a target to be set for 100% of new car and van sales to be fully electric by 2030 with exceptions for the small number of vehicles where this may not be possible.

    The Vauxhall Vivaro-e is available with two battery options, with the 50kW unit achieving 143-miles of range under WLTP testing, while the 75kW unit extends the operational range to 205 miles. Supporting 100kW rapid charging, an 80% takes 30 and 45 minutes respectively. The zero-emissions Vivaro-e also comes with a payload of up to 1,226kg and can tow up to 1,000kg.

    The Vauxhall Corsa-e combines the latest electric vehicle technology and convenience features. The 50kWh battery provides a zero-emissions range of up to 209 miles from a single charge and supports up to 100kW rapid charging technology – allowing for an 80 per cent charge in as little as 30 minutes.

    Both vehicles come with a reassuring eight-year or 100,000-mile battery warranty matched by eight years of Roadside Assistance cover from Vauxhall.

    Source : STRATEGIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  14. forum rang 10 voda 11 augustus 2020 12:25
    BYD Begins eBus Fleet Delivery to BOGESTRA in Germany

    Two of Germany’s leading Public Transport Operators Bochum-Gelsenkirchener Straßenbahnen BOGESTRA and Straßenbahn Herne-Castrop-Rauxel HCR have taken delivery of the first vehicle in a joint fleet order for 22 eBuses from BYD. At concurrent handover events, Germany’s first ever BYD eBus were presented in Gelsenkirchen to the Mayor of the city, Frank Baranowski, before a subsequent handover is made later in the day to the city Mayor of Bochum, Thomas Eiskirch. BOGESTRA’s CEO, Jörg Filter will also be in attendance alongside BYD Europe Bus Deputy Sales Director, Patrick Oosterveld.

    The new pure-electric, emissions-free 12-metre BYD eBus fleet will go into service in the Germany state of North Rhine-Westphalia, on route 380 in Gelsenkirchen and route 354 in Bochum. BYD’s 12-metre single-deck eBus delivers a total carrying capacity of 80 passengers and boasts a single charge range of over 200km. With 22 representing a significant number of vehicles, the BYD eBus fleet is expected to make a substantial contribution to improving air quality in the densely populated area of Gelsenkirchen, Bochum and Herne.

    Despite the recent COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, deliveries remain on schedule for completion in October 2020. As a producer of face-masks and hygiene products following the coronavirus outbreak, BYD is also donating a consignment of face-masks to be used by BOGESTRA’s and HCR’s passengers, as part of the PTOs hygiene regulations. BYD continues its commitment to producing PPE equipment and to contribute for the safety of public transport across Europe.

    Source : STRATEGIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  15. forum rang 10 voda 11 augustus 2020 12:27
    Continental & aft automotive JV for Future of Mobility

    Company Continental and system supplier aft automotive are setting up a joint venture to manufacture couplings made of high-performance plastics for the future of mobility. The partners have signed a relevant agreement to create a 50 50 joint venture. The two companies have already been jointly developing special couplings that connect the cooling circuit or the turbocharger & charge-air cooler with units in the engine compartment since 2016. This successful development partnership is now being further expanded by setting up a joint venture.

    Unlike conventional vehicles, electric vehicles require multiple cooling circuits with sophisticated thermal management. Batteries in electric vehicles achieve optimum operating efficiency at temperatures between 20 degrees Celsius and 40 degrees Celsius. This temperature span enables long ranges, allows the batteries to work more efficiently and extends battery lifetimes. For that reason, in similar fashion to drive and power components, the batteries have to be either cooled or heated, depending on the outside temperature. That results in complex circuits that significantly increase the demands on the individual components. The weight of the new hose generation is also being further reduced.

    The right mixture of rubber, polyamide and aluminum materials and ingenious line geometry ensure the system has adequate inherent stability. Special lines and couplings made of high-performance plastics are developed for this.

    Sophisticated thermal management extends the range of e-vehicles. Lines and connectors remain vital lifelines in cars , both for hybrid and electric vehicles and for IC engines which is a major contribution to the future of mobility.

    Up till now, line systems have often been made of rubber or stainless steel. Especially in vehicles with hybrid drives or electric motors, though, there is a growing trend towards replacing rubber with premium technical plastics. This has allowed the developers to achieve further weight reductions while simultaneously improving performance: Plastic components reduce vehicle weight and thus help lower fuel consumption and cut CO2 emissions. At the same time, the downsizing of space in IC engines is changing the demands on connectors and lines because lighter, quieter and higher-power drives result in increased pressure and thermal loads. For example, auxiliary unit components in the latest generation of IC engines have to withstand continuous temperatures of 160 degrees Celsius for over 3,000 hours with temperature peaks of up to 210 degrees Celsius. High-performance plastics such as heat-stabilized polyamide are able to meet these demands in full.

    Source : STRATEGIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  16. forum rang 10 voda 12 augustus 2020 12:50
    BYD Buses Log US Record 13 Million Zero-Emission Miles

    Build Your Dreams announced that its customers battery-electric buses have logged a US record 13 million miles of zero-emission operations, in the process saving over 16,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. More than 50 customers across the United States are operating US made BYD buses in communities from Martha’s Vineyard and Indianapolis to Palo Alto and Los Angeles. Zero-emission mileage logged by US BYD customers is the equivalent mileage of more than 520 trips around the globe.Every zero-emission bus eliminates approximately 1,690 tonnes of CO2 over its 12-year lifespan. BYD’s 13-million-mile emission-free landmark is the equivalent of removing 13,000 cars from the road, enough to fill the parking lot at Angels Stadium of Anaheim. Stacked on top of each other, those cars would be three times taller than Mt Everest. BYD is proudly Buy America compliant.

    The 13 million emission-free miles traveled by BYD buses have eliminated the need for transit agencies and operators to consume 3.3 million gallons of diesel fuel resulting in millions of dollars in savings to US taxpayers

    One BYD customer, the Antelope Valley Transit Authority, announced last month it crossed the 3-million-mile mark in zero emission operations. The AVTA estimates it has saved 769,231 gallons of diesel fuel, which equates to a savings of more than USD 1 million in fuel costs after paying for electricity.

    Source : STRATEGIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  17. forum rang 10 voda 14 augustus 2020 16:27
    Hoe Lapland wil floreren dankzij de elektrische auto

    Europa wil snel eigen accufabrieken voor onze stekkerwagens. De eerste wordt gebouwd in Lapland. Waarom juist daar?

    Waar precies?
    In Skelleftea. Het Noord-Zweedse stadje, aan de rand van dunbevolkt Lapland, krijgt een immense banenmachine. Over een paar jaar staat er een accufabriek die goed is voor bijna drieduizend arbeidsplaatsen. Grondstoffen zullen vanuit de verre omgeving worden aangevoerd, en omgekeerd zullen er non-stop nieuwe accu’s vanuit de naaldbossen zuidwaarts gaan. Want Europa heeft grote ambities. Nu zitten in Europese stekkerauto’s nog vaak batterijen uit de VS en Azië. Maar Brussel ziet graag een eigen productie en stimuleert de komst van fabrieken. Vorige maand gaf de Europese investeringsbank EIB een lening vrij van $350 mln voor de Zweedse fabriek. Eind volgend jaar begint de grootschalige productie. De totale investering loopt op tot €4 mrd.
    Mooi, maar waarom Lapland?

    Omdat het oplossingen lijkt te bieden voor een paar hardnekkige nadelen die kleven aan lithium-ion-accu's (die je vindt in smartphones, laptops en auto's). Zoals de zeldzame grondstoffen, die worden gewonnen onder schrijnende omstandigheden. En de enorme energiekosten. Rapporten hierover lopen uiteen, maar het maken van bijvoorbeeld één accu van een Tesla Model 3 Long Range (75kWh) kost grofweg evenveel elektriciteit als twee huishoudens in een jaar verbruiken (6000 kWh). Eenmaal geproduceerd gaat die accu jaren mee, maar dit gegeven schuurt wel met het groene imago. En het tikt aan omdat megafabrieken zoals die in Zweden omgerekend ruim duizend van dit soort accu’s zullen leveren. Per dag.

    6000kWh
    De productie van een accu van een Tesla Model 3 Extended Range (75kWh) kost grofweg evenveel elektriciteit als twee huishoudens in een jaar verbruiken (6000 kWh).

    Kan Scandinavië dit probleem oplossen?

    Dat moet nog blijken, maar de regio kent in ieder geval goedkope groene stroom. Rond het aan de kust gelegen Skelleftea bevinden zich meerdere waterkrachtcentrales, en de gemeente is eigenaar van het lokale energiebedrijf. In ruil voor de komst van accufabrikant NorthVolt beloofde de gemeente de producent lage tarieven. ‘We betalen zeer competitieve prijzen’, aldus een woordvoerder van het bedrijf. Concurrerend met goedkope kolenstroom in China.

    En de grondstoffen?
    Dat is lastiger. Noord-Europa heeft redelijk wat grondstoffen voor accu’s. Zo heeft Finland een van de grootse nikkelreserves in Europa en kent Zweden meerdere kopermijnen. Maar er is ook kobalt nodig. Dat is vooral in Congo te vinden, en de winning is zeer omstreden. ‘We halen daarom geen kobalt uit Congo’, aldus de zegsman. Het bedrijf koopt het metaal voorlopig ‘ergens anders’. Maar het hoopt betere omstandigheden te kunnen afdwingen, en wil dan wel met het Afrikaanse land zakendoen. Tegelijk gokt NorthVolt erop dat de recycling van oude accu’s verbetert. Maar dan nog zal het niet lukken om volledig Europese accu’s te maken. ‘We zullen sommige materialen van buiten moeten halen.’

    En waarom lithium-ion? Er komen veel betere accu’s.
    Ja, wetenschappers werken aan nieuwe batterijen die veel beter zijn. Maar dat onderzoek is nog experimenteel. ‘Ik denk dat het heel verstandig is dat fabrikanten inzetten op lithium-ion’, zegt Peter Notten, emeritus hoogleraar batterijtechnologie aan de TU Eindhoven. ‘Het duurt zo tien tot vijftien jaar om een nieuwe batterijtechnologie te ontwikkelen.’ Hij ziet eerder bestaande lithium-ion-accu's verbeteren. Zo was de kathode ooit volledig van kobalt, nu nog maar voor een derde.

    Maar bovenal moet de productie snel starten vanwege de EU-ambities. NorthVolt mikt op 32 gigawattuur aan accu’s in 2024. Tesla werkt aan een gigafabriek bij Berlijn. En fabrikanten Total en PSA denken zelfs aan een gezamenlijke Duitse fabriek die over tien jaar 48 gigawattuur aan accu’s per jaar kan maken. De megafabrieken komen eraan.

    fd.nl/futures/1353800/hoe-lapland-wil...
  18. forum rang 10 voda 15 augustus 2020 11:03
    Waarom je auto straks zelf de accu is voor elektrische aandrijving

    De techniek heet ‘Cell-to-chassis‘ en betekent in feite dat je auto zelf gaat dienen als accu voor elektrische auto's. Volgens accuspecialist CATL uit China is het in 2030 al zover en stijgt de actieradius daardoor naar 800 kilometer.

    Erik Kouwenhoven 15-08-20, 06:00 Laatste update: 06:56

    Volgens een rapport van persbureau Reuters werkt batterijcelfabrikant CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.Ltd.) al enige tijd aan de nieuwe technologie. Bij de nieuwe techniek worden accucellen rechtstreeks in de carrosserie geïntegreerd. De technologie zou kosten besparen en meer rijbereik bieden.

    Niet alleen zijn hierdoor grote accupacks overbodig, ook komt er een einde aan de losse modules waarin voorheen de individuele accucellen werden gecombineerd. In vrijwel alle moderne elektrische voertuigen worden de accu’s momenteel in omvangrijke en zware behuizingen in de bodemplaat geïnstalleerd. Wanneer die worden weggelaten, verliezen elektrische auto's ook gewicht.

    Doordat de modules en packs overbodig zijn, passen er meer cellen in auto's. En meer cellen betekent meer bereik. Met de nieuwe technologie is het mogelijk om tegen 2030 elektrische voertuigen te bouwen met een actieradius van meer dan 800 kilometer, die niet duurder zijn dan auto’s met verbrandingsmotor, zo zei CATL-baas Zeng Yuqun op een industrieconferentie in Wuhan, China.

    www.ad.nl/auto/waarom-je-auto-straks-...
  19. forum rang 10 voda 18 augustus 2020 16:28
    Britishvolt Appoints Project Director to build Lithium Ion Battery Gigaplant in UK

    UK’s foremost investor in battery technologies Britishvolt has announced the appointment of Ray Macera as Project Director for the construction and implementation of Britain’s first battery gigaplant, which will produce world-leading lithium-ion battery technology for the automotive and renewable energy sectors. He joins Britishvolt as a veteran of leading large-scale automotive projects, most recently, the Gestamp pressing facility that supplies Jaguar Land Rover’s Nitra plant in Slovakia.

    Key partners have also been contracted to help deliver the vital project. NG Bailey, the UK’s largest independent engineering construction business, will lead the gigaplant’s build. Ridge and Partners will be providing project management of the architecture. Both businesses have recently helped deliver the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre in Coventry which has been funded by the government backed Faraday Battery Challenge.

    Additionally, automotive manufacturing experts Rolton Group Ltd have been selected to undertake all engineering design. While property company Savills are undertaking infrastructure and planning services.

    The new gigaplant is being designed by leading Italian design experts Pininfarina. It is set to be sited on a former RAF base in Bro Tathan, South Wales and will house Britishvolt’s manufacturing and R and D facilities.

    Source : STRATEGIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
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