Tag: EDI

Apr 9, 2018 - 10:30 pm

Blue Bird electric school buses now fully certified

US bus maker Blue Bird has received all required certifications for its electric school buses which are now in pre-production. The company also opened the order books and their EVs qualify for grants available in California and New York respectively.

Mar 6, 2015 - 09:30 am

BMW & Apple, Continental, Aston Martin, VW, EDI, Seat.

BMW i3 to become the iCar? The Bavarians are talking to Apple about a possible cooperation, German Auto Motor und Sport reports. Apparently, the i3 could become the Apple EV, or both companies could develop a new car altogether. However, BMW was quick to deny any plans of jointly developing an EV with the IT giant but does confirms that a dialogue is indeed on-going.
auto-motor-und-sport.de (rumours in German), reuters.com (denial in English)

Conti to court Apple: Meanwhile, automotive supplier Continental has expressed its interest in becoming a partner in the iCar project. Conti would be interested in acting as partner for Apple if the company decides to build a car, CEO Elmar Degenhart said.
europe.autonews.com, appleinsider.com

Aston Martin EV to get serious: As reported, the Brits brought the electric DBX Concept to Geneva. Now it looks like it is much more than a show car as Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer told Automobil Produktion that the electric Crossover might hit the market as early as 2018.
automobil-produktion.de (in German)

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Lower priced e-Golf: Volkswagen has announced a new trim line of its all-electric Golf in the US. The 2015 e-Golf Limited Edition will cost nearly 2,000 dollars less than its SEL counterpart at 33,450 dollars. Changes concern interior and exterior features like seats or lights.
greencarcongress.com, autoguide.com

Class 3 PHEV truck: Efficient Drivetrains (EDI) now offers a plug-in hybrid system for utility trucks. The system offers an all-electric range of up to 40 miles. The battery is further said to hold enough energy to operate work tools on-site or to act as power source in an emergency.

Seat SUV concept: In Geneva, Volkswagen’s Spanish subsidiary presented its 20V20 SUV. Set to launch by 2016, Seat said it is considering plug-in hybrid versions combined with TSI and TDI engines.
topgear.com, puregreencars.com, seat.com


Sep 30, 2014 - 08:31 am

PG&E, EDI, Siemens, Akasol, Porsche.

Plug-in-TrucksTruck with power to spare: PG&E and Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated now introduced two jointly developed plug-in hybrid trucks designed for utility providers. With 120 kW exportable power, one of the trucks can provide enough energy to keep the lights on in a neighbourhood while crews are trying to fix whatever problem has caused an outage.
electriccarsreport.com, puregreencars.com

Internet of Energy: Within EU-funded ‘Internet of Energy for Electric Mobility (IoE)’ project, Siemens is developing solutions for even smarter grids. One of the technologies the company works on, is the integration of EVs into the energy management systems of large buildings.
idw-online.de, phys.org

Busy Akasol: The battery manufacturer just sealed a deal with the British bus builder Alexander Dennis London (ADL) to supply Li-ion batteries for London’s plug-in double deckers. The battery packs consist of 30 modules, which allow for a charging power of up to 170 kW and can store 61.2 kWh of energy. Just recently, Akasol had delivered battery systems to Bombardier to be deployed in four bendy buses by Solaris that will serve in the German city of Brunswick (we reported).
busnetz.de (in German)

Porsche 918 Spyder on fire: One of the 918 hybrid super cars in existence has caught fire at a gas station in Toronto, Canada. What has caused the fire is not clear yet but witnesses speak of overflowing fuel, which might have been ignited by the hot exhaust system.
blog.caranddriver.com, youtube.com (video)

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Most clicked link on Monday was the announcement of Volkswagen’s plug-in Passat GTE to be presented in Paris next week.

Jul 1, 2014 - 08:19 am

Greenkraft, EDI, Motiv Power Systems, Utah State University, Ballard.

Greenkraft-TruckPlug-in gas truck: Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) and Greenkraft announced they will work together on a plug-in hybrid CNG powertrain for medium-duty trucks. Meanwhile, the California Energy Commission awarded EDI 900,000 dollars in funding to support the development of the parallel-series multi-mode truck.

Ship-through funding: Motiv Power was able to raise 7.3 million dollars in funding to further develop their so-called ship-through modification sets. These upgrades enable truck and bus builders to install electric drivestrains with minimal effort in their existing vehicles.
insideevs.com, finance.yahoo.com

Test track for wireless charging: Utah State University plans to build a 446-square-metre facility including an oval-shaped track to test wirelessly powered vehicles ranging from regular cars to full-sized buses. Construction could start as early as this autumn.
news.hjnews.com, miamiherald.com

Fuel cell business: Ballard Power Systems licensed its intellectual property to the Taiwanese M-Field Energy Corporation for their operations in Europe. Ballard will also provide engineering services and become the exclusive supplier of fuel cell stacks for M-Field’s material handling solutions.

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Most clicked Link on Monday: Audi to go global with plug-in hybrid.

Found on electrive.com
09.04.2018 22:02