Chevrolet Volt Batteries Could Enable Renewable Energy Solutions

Partnership with ABB Group to identify post-vehicle applications for Volt batteries
General Motors and ABB Group will work together to develop pilot projects for re-using the batteries from the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle, examining whether the batteries may be a source for renewable energy that could  improve the effectiveness of wind and solar power generation.
The opportunity is the basis of a memorandum of understanding signed between General Motors and ABB Group.
The two companies are collaborating to determine how the Volt’s 16-kWh lithium-ion batteries can be used to provide stationary electric grid storage systems once the batteries have fulfilled their usefulness in customers’ vehicles.
The ultimate goal is to provide cost-effective, innovative solutions that will improve the efficiency …

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SB LiMotive to provide lithium-ion battery packs for Fiat 500EV

· Supply of lithium-ion battery packs marks first step for SB LiMotive to the U.S. EV market
· Battery supplier for the first commercial electric vehicle program of Chrysler LLC and the Fiat Group
· Production on the all-new full electric vehicle to begin in 2012
SB LiMotive, the joint venture of Samsung SDI and Bosch, has been awarded the business to supply the lithium-ion battery packs for the Fiat 500EV, which will be launched in the U.S. market in 2012.
The Fiat 500EV, which demonstrates the benefits of the Chrysler and Fiat alliance, will be an environmentally friendly, clean, and quiet vehicle for the U.S. subcompact passenger car market.
The Fiat 500EV powertrain is comprised of three main systems: …

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Pressure sensor for automatic and air-conditioning systems

Bosch SMP137 marks entry into the integrated medium-pressure sensor market 70 bar maximum pressure and high media resistance
· Quality sensor for hydraulic pressure
· Hermetic metal housing with high media resistance
· Easy installation without “2nd Level Package“
The Bosch SMP13x model series is the first time the company has offered integrated medium-pressure sensors for the automotive sector. These are sensors for pressure in the 10 to 100 bar range. The product range of the globally operating automotive supplier previously included sensors for the low-pressure range up to 10 bar and high-pressure sensors for 140 to well over 2,000 bar. The first SMP137 model measures up to 70 bar and meets very high quality standards. It also offers …

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Chevrolet Volt Named 2011 Green Car of the Year

First Electric Vehicle to Win Top Prize in Award’s Seventh Year
The 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric car with extended-range capability today was named Green Car Journal’s Green Car of the Year®. The Volt is the first electric vehicle to win the award.
“This has been a long time coming,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and editor of GreenCar.com.  “The electric vehicles that were test marketed in the 1990s tantalized us, but were without a solid business case.  What a difference a decade makes.” 
The Volt runs purely on electricity for 25 to 50 miles on a single charge before a 1.4-liter gasoline engine/generator seamlessly engages to create electricity to drive the wheels for …

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RWE continues internationalisation of e-mobility

First cooperation agreement signed in Denmark
Supply of charging infrastructure for e-vehicles agreed
RWE consistently continues the internationalisation of its e-mobility business. Rainer Bachmann, Head of Business Development B2B at RWE Effizienz GmbH, and Nils T. Dullum, Managing Director of CleanCharge Solutions (CC S) based in Copenhagen, signed a cooperation agreement at World Climate Solutions, Scandinavia’s most important environmental trade fair being held in Copenhagen.
Under the agreement, RWE will supply CC S with RWE’s fast charging infrastructure consisting of charging posts and charging boxes as well as services for the operation of the charging infrastructure. CC S will market the charging posts and charging boxes to customers all over Denmark in combination with electric vehicles of various …

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BASF launches the first water-based polymer dispersion for taste masking and moisture barrier

Kollicoat® Smartseal 30 D – active protection simplifies and accelerates aqueous film coating operations
BASF today announced the availability of Kollicoat® Smartseal 30 D at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientist (AAPS) Annual Meeting, November 14-18, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans Louisiana. The show hosts more than 10,000 attendees from the pharmaceutical industry with a focus on research and development. Visitors to BASF booth 2045 will have the opportunity to hear a presentation on this new product at 4:00 PM.
 
Kollicoat Smartseal 30 D is the first water-based dispersion for taste masking and moisture barrier applications. It was developed to simplify and accelerate aqueous film coating operations, and opens new doors for formulating tablet, …

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