Forsee Power to build US plant in Ohio
The French battery manufacturer Forsee Power has announced a new production facility and North American headquarters in the USA. The plant and headquarters are to be built in Hilliard in the US state of Ohio and is expected to reach a production capacity of 3 GWh by 2027.
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 raises 105 million euros in capital
French battery manufacturer Forsee Power has raised 105 million euros in capital, including a 50-million-euro loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The company will use the money to expand its product range and increase its manufacturing capacity.
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 to deliver e-scooter batteries to Niu
Battery maker Forsee Power of France will supply the Chinese brand Niu with batteries for its electric scooter series. In addition, Forsee plans to produce more than 100,000 batteries for Niu at its Zhongshan plant in Guangdong Province between now and 2022.
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.
Audi, Rimac, Borgward, Yudo, Forsee Power, Ukraine.
Audi opens order books in Norway: The German carmaker surprises with the announcement to accept pre-orders for its electric SUV in Europe’s leading EV market. The e-Audi will roll off the lines from next year on. Norwegians who want to get registered for purchasing the EV have to pay 20,000 Norwegian Krones (2,150 euros) in advance, however in case of cancellation this down payment will be given back. It remains to be seen if this strategy to start in Norway will work for Audi as it did for GM with the Opel Ampera-e or Tesla.
audi.no (in Norwegian) via insideevs.com
30m euros for Rimac: Chinese battery manufacturer Camel Group will invest a total of 30m euros in the Croatian EV maker – 27m euros to boost the electric car business and 3m to promote Rimac’s electric bicycle unit Greyp Bikes. Camel and Rimac signed a framework agreement a few days ago but the Croatians are still in the process of collecting further offers of investment.
index.hr (in Croatian) via total-croatia-news.com
Impressions of Borgward’s BX7: First photos show the electric version of Borgward’s BX7 that will be produced in Bremen as planned. The traditional German brand has not yet revealed tech data, but the batteries will be delivered from LG Chem.
Yudo concept with wing doors: Shanghai’s Motor Show sees the third model created by China’s new EV brand Yudo. After the Pi 1 and Pi 3 the company unveiled its X-Pi, a concept car with wing doors that gives an outlook on how the fully electrified crossover planned for 2019 will look like. Yudo has a production licence for China and wants to open 110 dealerships still this year.
E-mobility investment: Several firms, among them EDF and Forsee Power, have founded NEoT Capital, an investment company specialised in electric mobility and renewable energies. The company intends to launch an investment programme called NEoT Green Mobility in the second quarter of 2017 and thus raise several hundred million euros to promote electric mobility within the next five years.
Ukraine to remove taxes: The Ukrainian government intends to eliminate VAT and excise duties on the import of EVs, their components and charging stations from now until January 2023.
Mitsubishi, EDF, Forsee Power, and PSA Peugeot Citroën, EV parking, Electric Highway, e-bus.
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.
bedfordshire-news.co.uk (Bedfordshire), limerickleader.ie
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.
DeltaWing, GreenGT, Forsee Power & HyPS, Entropy Racing.
DeltaWing goes all-electric: Don Panoz wants the DeltaWing GT chassis to be fitted with compact direct-drive electric motors. His company Braselton and the Georgia Institute of Technology are six months into a programme to realize exactly that. If successful, the vehicle could be submitted as a future Garage 56 entry at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Fuel cell racer announced: GreenGT will present its GreenGT H2 during the French leg of the FIA WTCC on Saturday. The racer features a 400 kW fuel cell stack developed by SymbioFCell and is propelled by two 200 kW electric motors, delivering a whopping 4,000 Nm of torque.
Hybrid yacht propulsion: French battery integrator Forsee Power announces its partnership with Dutch Hybrid Propulsion Systems (HyPS). Together, the two companies plan to create a unique hybrid propulsion system for the super yacht industry.
Entropy Racing announced that it will participate in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with three of its Electric Vehicle Sports Racers (EVSRs), built, tested and prepped in just three months. The idea is to showcase how affordable and low maintenance their brand of electric racing is.
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