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Investment company SKion gets a 20% stake in BMZ

Strategic investment company SKion has acquired a 20% stake in battery supplier BMZ Group. “BMZ is pleased to win SKion as an investor and thus to further expand its positioning in the field of important future topics around the braking of climate change via energy and transport transition&#82...

Milestone of 20,000 bus engines provided by Cummins to Otokar

Cummins and Otokar are celebrating a 16-year long partnership which has seen the delivery of more than 20,000 engines for bus and coach applications. The occasion was marked with the presentation of a celebratory plaque to Otokar from the Cummins team at its engine plant in Darlington, UK. Cummins c...

Konvekta supplies 60% of German e-buses with CO2 technology

60% of German e-buses drive with Konvekta CO2 technology. The figure is outlined by the supplier itself. The use of electric heaters proved to be a real energy guzzler for e-buses, as widely known. To generate one kWh (kilowatt hour) of heating energy, the system needs 1.1 to 1.23 kWh of energy from...

BMZ cooperates with CALB on lithium-ion batteries for EVs

BMZ Group and CALB announced a cooperation in order to manufacture lithium-ion based batteries for several electric vehicles, including electric trucks, buses, light commercial vehicles, agricultural machines, as well as electric construction equipment. The aforementioned cooperation aims at produci...

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Electric bus, main fleets and projects around the world

Electric bus adoption in public transport urban fleet is growing all over the world. It started in China, and it has taken a few years for other regions to start the transition. But now Europe is booming: the year 2019 will be remembered as the year when the electric bus sales volumes definitiv...

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Firecom Automotive fire extinguishing system approved ECE-R107

Aerosol fire extinguishing system AK0746 by Firecom Automotive has received approval according to the new regulation ECE-R107, which aims to standardize rules for accessories and vehicle spart parts in Europe. The system, which fight fire arising in the engine compartment of of buses and coaches, is...

Alstom chooses Forsee Power batteries for Aptis

Alstom Aptis will be equipped with Nmc Li-ion batteries by Forsee Power. The announcement come from Alstom, that is approaching the begin of serial production of its first electric bus, designed with a innovative design that takes inspiration from tramways and provide large windows and a spacious fu...

Akasol is working on future Nmc battery for Mercedes eCitaro

Following the world premiere of Mercedes eCitaro, when Daimler management announced the roadmap of expected batteries’ development claiming that in 2020 Akasol Nmc batteries will be able to carry 35 per cent more energy in the same space/weight, now Akasol takes the floor, with a press release...

Solaris Bus & Coach, heating an electric bus is a LPG affair

Solaris, the electric bus is heated with Lpg. It’s one of the recent achievements of Solaris Bus & Coach Research and Development Department, which currently employs nearly 150 engineers. One of the areas that Solaris engineers have recently worked on were air conditioning and heating as w...

Zf expands electromobility production capacity. In Serbia

The electromobility production network of Zf is going to expand thanks to a new facility in the Serbian city of Pančevo. The new plant will produce electric and hybrid drives. Zf is investing more than €100 million in the project. Zf ready for e-mobility challenges Zf is getting ready for an importa...

Daimler Trucks, a global organization for e-mobility

Daimler Trucks is establishing a global organization for e-mobility. “We are the undisputed global leader of the trucking industry and we intend to remain in that position with electric trucks and buses – stated Martin Daum, member of the Daimler Board of Management for Trucks and Buses ...

Battery recycling, Saubermacher open plant in Bremerhaven

Saubermacher opens new high-tech recycling plant for lithium-ion batteries. The plant has been installed at Saubermacher Group company Redux Recycling in Bremerhaven (Germany). Saubermacher and Redux have jointly been researching and developing processes and technologies for many years. The plant is...
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