Hagebau Logistik switches to electric forklifts
In the future, the German company Hagebau Logistik will rely entirely on rented electric forklifts from Jungheinrich. The logistics division of the Hagebau Group is thus decommissioning all its diesel forklifts and will only use electric vehicles in the future.
JT Energy set for intralogistics battery operations
JT Energy Systems will be taking over the former Solarworld plant in Freiberg, Germany. The company was founded by Jungheinrich and Triathlon Holding at the beginning of 2019 and aims to create “the largest European production centre for batteries and charging systems in intralogistics”.
Tesla, Purdue University, Boreas Project, Jungheinrich.
Gigafactories worldwide: In the long term, Tesla could operate between 10 and 20 Gigafactories all over the world, CEO Elon Musk suggested at the Annual Shareholder Meeting. Besides the Gigafactory 1 in Nevada und the solar facility in Buffalo called Gigafactory 2, Tesla is looking for three more sites at the moment and wants to come to a decision before the year’s end. Musk also mentioned that the Fremont facility would soon reach its capacity limit and so the Model Y will need an extra site, too.
Charge as you fuel? Researchers from Purdue University say they found an “instantly rechargeable” battery. If battery’s core technology is a membraneless battery, which can be charged with fluid electrolytes in the same time it takes to refill an ICE. It is pretty much the same approach that NanoFlowCell promotes, so we remain sceptical for the time being.
express.co.uk, futurism.com, purdue.edu
Spanish hybrid hyper car: The Boreas Project has the next plug-in hybrid with more than 1,000 hp. It is going to be at Le Mans this June, before moving on to Goodwood in Great Britain. No more than twelve cars will be made.
Jungheinrich extends warranty: The German manufacturer provides a free 5-year warranty on its Li-ion batteries. If capacity falls below 65% of its nominal capacity in this period, Jungheinrich will replce or repair the pack for free.
Romeo Power, Apple, Honda, Jungheinrich.
Powerful power pack competitor: Start-up Romeo Power is working with former Tesla and SpaceX employees on its own battery packs for EV and stationery uses. A first prototype has been presented under the guide of the firm’s CTO Porter Harris, formerly SpaceX and Faraday Future.
Apple has set up an energy company called Apple Energy, which is to sell excess electricity from its solar farms in Cupertino and Nevada – in a first step. Already the corporation has requested permission to sell to consumers directly and recently showed interest in EV charging technology.
Purely electric NSX at Pikes Peak: Honda is using this year’s hill climb to not only show its latest hybrid technology in the Acura NSX Hybrid but also entered an all-electric prototype in an NSX body. The 4-Motor EV Concept is an evolution of the CR-Z prototype but is three times more powerful.
Li-ion for forklifts: Jungheinrich is introducing lithium-ion batteries with 360 and 480 Ah respectively in its 48 Volt range. The new technology can be utilised for reach trucks and counterbalance forklifts.