These 100% electric 26-tonne trucks, which will be delivered in 2020, will be operated by the Feldschlösschen brewery, the Group's Swiss subsidiary.
AKASOL's flagship product is the new High Energy Battery AKASystem AKM CYC which has entered series development for the battery module and system. The AKAModule CYC achieves market leading energy density of 221 Wh/kg with liquid cooled battery modules, which are scalable and can be integrated in various system designs at the pack level.
The new AKASystem AKM CYC can be fast charged up to 1C, which is more than enough for today’s fast chargers for commercial vehicles, limited to a maximum power of 500 kW.
ESS-3G-32K (Energy Storage System)
BAE Systems announced that the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has ordered 194 electric-hybrid buses using the BAE Systems Series-ER extended range propulsion system.
The reuse and recycling of batteries is a key issue as increasing numbers of cities plan transition to electrically powered transport. Volvo Buses is taking part in a research project whereby used electric bus batteries get a second lease of life as solar energy storage units.
The research is taking place in Riksbyggen’s Viva housing cooperative in Gothenburg, an apartment complex that aims to be Sweden’s most innovative and sustainable housing project – Positive Footprint Housing. Tenants are just starting to move into their new apartments.
DAF supplies the cab and chassis of the DAF CF truck, crowned 'International Truck of the Year 2018’, and VDL supplies the electric motor, batteries and the associated controls.