Orten, Akasol, Solar City & Tesla, DLR.

Electric cooling truck: German Orten Fahrzeugbau showcases its ‘ELCI’ electric truck at the IAA for utility vehicles. Its carrying capacity is 400 kilos at a range of up to 150 kilometres. Already the ELCI is in service as the Deutsche See Fischmanufaktur is using the truck’s two-chamber refrigerator to deliver its seafood quickly and cleanly.
pressebox.de (in German)

Hybrid batteries made in Germany: At the IAA for utility vehicles, Akasol presents its new battery system Akamodule HHP (Hybrid High Power) for hybrid vehicles, including utility vehicles, ferries and hybrid ships. Its 10-Ah pouch cells are said to live for 7,000 cycles while the module’s performance figures read 58 Wh/l and 1.45 kW/kg.
mynewsdesk.com (in German)

Solar energy made and stored in the USA: Solar City and Tesla say they intend to work together more closely. Within 5 to 10 years, every solar panel set could come with a battery pack made in Tesla’s planned Gigafactory. Solar City also plans to build its own gigantic factory, ten in fact, to produce solar panels itself and just recently acquired the start-up Silevo to do so.
technologyreview.com, mercurynews.com

Next Generation Train: This is the latest project of German DLR. At the InnoTrans Show currently taking place in Berlin, the German aeronautics centre presents the NGT LINK. This two-storey ultra-light high speed train is powered by a hybrid system and measures 12o metres. Also on display will be a model in the scale of 1:10 showing inductive charging embedded in the track bed.
dlr.de (in German)

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Most clicked link on Monday were the findings of the new “E-mobility index” by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen (fka), seeing Germany back in the technology lead.


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