Wrightbus orders battery systems from Forsee Power
Forsee Power has received another major order from Wrightbus. The Northern Irish bus builder is ordering Zen Slim battery modules from the French battery manufacturer for 420 of its electric buses. In addition, the battery systems of the Pulse model are to be supplied for Wrightbus’ hydrogen programme.
Forsee Power opens battery assembly in France
French battery manufacturer Forsee Power has opened its production site in Poitiers. The Poitiers plant has five assembly lines for e-bus batteries with a production capacity of 1 GWh, equivalent to more than 2,500 bus batteries per year.
Forsee Power presents batteries for off-road vehicles
Forsee Power is introducing a new range of particularly thin batteries for use in electric vehicles for the construction and agricultural sectors as well as in light electric vehicles. The French battery manufacturer puts the width of the batteries at just 128 millimetres.
Ballard & Forsee announces fuel cell partnership
Fuel cell specialist Ballard Power Systems and battery manufacturer Forsee Power have agreed on a strategic partnership to jointly develop integrated fuel cell battery solutions for heavy-duty mobility applications such as buses, trucks, trains and ships.
Wrightbus presents their first battery-electric bus
The Northern Irish bus manufacturer Wrightbus presents its first battery-electric vehicle in its portfolio: a double-decker bus called StreetDeck Electroliner. Until now, the Northern Irish manufacturer has been known primarily for its hydrogen-powered buses.
Forsee Power delivers batteries to London
The French company Forsee Power will equip 34 electric buses from Portuguese manufacturer CaetanoBus with its battery systems. The buses are to be delivered to London from the first quarter of 2020, where they will serve two electric bus routes.
Forsee Power expands electric bus battery portfolio
French battery maker Forsee Power is at the Transports Publics show in Paris and put the latest additions to their Zen and Pulse ranges on display. The new battery packs aim at electric buses and come with different chemistries for either range or charging speed.
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2nd life project: Mitsubishi is joining forces with EDF, Forsee Power, and PSA Peugeot Citroën to set up a demonstration project for deploying used EV batteries in energy storage. The partners will look at energy management practices based on electricity storage, charging and generation technology with i-MiEV, Peugeot iOn and Citroen C-Zero batteries.
Park only when you charge: British Bedford is cracking down on non-electric cars parking in front of charging stations, ordering its wardens to hand out tickets. Irish Limerick is only setting up six of such sole EV parking spaces but might soon be forced to do the same.
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Electric Highway: Australia’s Royal Automobile Club (RAC) is going ahead with its Electric Highway Plan in Western Australia. Six EV fast-charging stations have been erected, another six will follow. Charging is free of charge until the end of the year.
From Australia comes a prototype of a 50 seater electric bus. Transit, the Australian company behind it, hopes to produce locally but partners with the Malaysian government that already invested 170 million dollars in infrastructure based on the new bus.
EV incentives limited: Washington State extended its plug-in vehicle tax breaks for another year but plans to exclude electric cars that cost more than 35,000 dollars. That means Tesla, as well as the BMW i3 would then have to be paid in full. The bill has yet to be signed.