More Corvus batteries to NES for electric ferries
Canadian company Corvus Energy has again been contracted by Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) to supply lithium-ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) for five all-electric ferries being built by Havyard for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1.
POLITO, Continental, Daymak, Fjord1.
Dynamic induction: Politecnico di Torino will test charging an electric car while in motion and will set up a prototype track at Susa, close to Torino. The POLITO Charge While Driving system is part of the EU project FABRIC (Feasibility analysis and development of on-road Charging solutions for future electric vehicles) that recently saw Qualcomm proving its Halo system’s dynamic charging abilities at 20 kW.
Induction ahead: Continental got yet more innovation in store after it presented the AllCharge yesterday. Next up is inductive charging at 11 kW and the solution entails automated vehicle positioning, electronic communication, charging management, safety monitoring and data retrieval. A demo vehicle is ready for the Conti Tech Show and IAA.
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Induction on a smaller scale comes from Canada where Daymak readies the EC1 carbon e-bike in a limited edition which will include inductive charging. Daymak developed a solar charging station and plans to install it at dealers first before the solution may serve pedelec sharing systems.
Electric ferry: Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1 has asked shipbuilder Fjellstrand to design an all-electric ferry. Build from alloy as a catamaran it will be equipped for both higher speed and longer range than previous models. For Fjord1 it is not the first electric ferry as two are under construction.
ABT Sportsline, Battery500, Olli, Fjord1, Qualcomm.
ABT presents eCab: Car enhancer ABT Sportsline now dabbles in electric mobility. The eCab is a platform fit for various structures, is TÜV-approved and has a range of 120 km. Ten eCabs are already being tested under real life conditions by DHL.
Higher energy density: The U.S. consortium Battery500 wants to develop a battery pack with an energy density of 500 Wh/kg using a lithium-metal battery. The U.S. government is funding the five-year project with up to 10m dollars.
Denmark tests Olli : The Danish community of Vesthimmerlands is looking to put in place driverless shuttle buses. From September, they will test Local Motors bus Olli which was partly 3D-printed and features IBM technology Watson to answer passengers’ questions.
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Electric ferries in Norway: Norway’s Fjord1 will put two all-electric ferries into service from January 2018, which will be charged through fully automatic charging stations at the dock. Construction of the vessels will begin in Turkey in October.
Inductive commercialisation : Qualcomm has signed a license agreement with Lear. The supplier will add Qualcomm’s Halo technology for inductive charging in its product portfolio for manufactures of electric and plug-in hybrid cars, as well as charging infrastructure.