Daily Archives: March 14, 2017

Ex-Tesla Exec mulls Europe’s Biggest Battery line

By AmyWilliams The revolution – battery factory coming to Europe Swedish company NorthVolt, which was co-founded by an ex-Tesla executive, has outlined plans to build Europe’s largest battery factory. The project would rival Tesla’s Gigafactory which is based in the Nevada Desert. It would also enable European businesses to move away from Asian battery companies…

ABB launches world’s first digital distribution transformer

By Michelle Froese ABB announced the launch of the world’s first digital distribution transformer at its ABB Customer World event in Houston, Texas. Integrated sensing and monitoring technology in ABB’s new TXpert transformer will provide intelligence to maximize reliability, optimize operating and maintenance costs, and manage the asset more efficiently. ABB Ability based intelligent transformers…

Vattenfall to bring BMW battery storage to wind farms

By Michelle Froese Vattenfall and the BMW Group have signed a contract for the delivery of up to 1,000 lithium-ion batteries this year. The batteries will be deployed for storage projects at Vattenfall wind farms. With a capacity of 33 kilowatt hours (kWh), each one is equipped with a BMW-owned battery management system and are…

Siemens low-wind prototype turbine successfully installed in Denmark

By Michelle Froese With its 69-m blades, the low-wind SWT-3.15-142 has a rotor diameter of 142 m and is approved for testing. Siemens‘ new direct-drive, low-wind turbine has reached the prototype testing stage. The onshore model SWT-3.15-142, with a rotor diameter of 142 meters has successfully passed prototype approval and has now been erected at…

World’s first driverless electric race car

Roborace provides an open A.I. platform with fixed hardware for companies to develop their own driverless software and push the limits in an extreme and safe environment. The series is designed to be a competition of intelligence so all teams will use the same Robocar. By ensuring the hardware is consistent all efforts will be…

London chokes: action pathetic

The recent meeting of the SMMT EV Group in London revealed just how far the capital is from a plan let alone adequate action to prevent the 10,000 deaths yearly from vehicle emissions, now the top emissions killer. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Electric Vehicles Research

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