Battery Breakthrough (in the tug boat industry)

Battery solution in tug boat application

Electric and Hybrid Marine Technology International, by Brian Dargan, April 2014 In a tug boat industry first, a new application is making use of a Valence high-tech large lithium-ion battery pack whose performance levels are only surpassed by its safety attributes. Damen, a leading international shipbuilder, has chosen Valence Technology’s safe and reliable batterry technology […]

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Valence Used in Independently-Powered EMU railway trials

Electrostar EMU to run on battery power

Article from Railway Gazette, Nov 26, 2013: UK: Laboratory testing has confirmed that lithium iron magnesium phosphate batteries from US firm Valence Technology meet the requirements for use on the demonstration Independently-Powered Electric Multiple-Unit, which is being developed by infrastructure manager Network Rail, Bombardier and train operator Greater Anglia. It is envisaged that overhead/battery-powered IPEMUs […]

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Valence Receives Order from Submergence Group for Energy Storage System

Article from The Battery Show, July 17, 2013: Valence Technology, a global leader in lithium phosphate advanced energy storage systems, has received a purchase order from Submergence Group for a 530 kWh subsea project requirement. Given the marine industry’s need for high reliability, safety, weight savings, and high cycle life, the choice of Valence provided major […]

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New Battery for High-Power Mission-Critical Applications

P40-24

Article from The Battery Show, April 25, 2013: Valence Technology, a global leader in the development and manufacture of safe high-performance advanced energy storage solutions, has announced the availability of the U-Charge P40-24, the first in a new generation of high-power battery modules utilizing the company’s lithium iron magnesium phosphate chemistry. “Feedback from the market […]

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Optare’s Versa EV Won the SMMT’s Award for Automotive Innovation 2012

Optare's Award for Automotive Innovation 2012

Valence proudly supplies the battery packs for the Versa EV bus manufactured by Optare. The small size and lightweight batteries allow room for up to 50 passengers to be transported around environmentally aware communities such as Coventry, England. Congratulations to Optare for winning this prestigious award! Post from Optare’s site: The most prestigious annual award for […]

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All electric refrigerated truck making transport greener in Switzerland

All-electric refrigerated truck

Post from Power Vehicle Innovation, July 4, 2012: Renault Trucks and NESTLE Switzerland present the first full-electric refrigerated truck, powered with PVI electric drive technologies. Nestlé Switzerland and Renault Trucks stage the world preview of a groundbreaking experimental vehicle nicknamed the e-Truck, on the Federal Square in Berne. This truck combines an all-electric 13t Renault Midlum […]

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Electric Vehicle Pilot Project with Frito-Lay Expands

Freightliner chassis EVI-MD flatbed

From ShowTimes Fleet & Fuel Newsletter, Mar 25, 2012: Following a successful trial, Stockton, Calif.-based Electric Vehicles International has kicked off an expanded electric vehicle pilot project with Frito-Lay, which EVI notes has North America’s seventh-largest privately owned fleet. The PepsiCo unit has committed to purchasing five additional EVI-MD trucks – medium duty battery electric […]

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EVI Wins GSA Approval with Valence Batteries

Press Release from EVI, Mar 1, 2012: Electric Vehicles International Wins GSA Approval to Supply US Government & Military March 1, 2012 – Stockton, CA – Electric Vehicles International (EVI) announced today it has been awarded a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule, making it possible for federal agencies and military forces to purchase the […]

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First Fast-Charged Hybrid Bus Debuts in Umeå, Sweden with Opbrid Bůsbaar

Press release from Oprid, Apr 6, 2011: The world’s first fast rechargeable hybrid bus is now being tested in Umeå City, Sweden in a collaboration between the companies Hybricon AB, Opbrid SL, e-Traction BV, Umeå Energi AB and the Umeå City Corporation. The “Arctic Whisper’s” batteries will be fast charged by the Opbrid Bůsbaar for 5-10 […]

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Think Small is a New Rallying Cry From Some EV Battery Makers

A Smith truck with Valence batteries

Article from CBS’ MoneyWatch by Jim Motavalli, Sept 23, 2010: Although it’s generally assumed that battery packs will compete in a kind of horsepower race, a totally different scenario is beginning to unfold: Battery makers are starting to look at smaller sizes as a way to make EVs more affordable. Things like this are becoming […]

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