E-Mobility Updates: Consortium for Advanced Batteries, Volvo Buses, Batteryloop, Electrify Home, Wallbox ,Electromaps, AGL, ABB, Hydrogen Optimize

The news makers in emobility segment are: Federal Consortium for Advanced Batteries, Volvo Buses, Batteryloop, Electrify Home, Wallbox ,Electromaps, AGL, ABB, Hydrogen Optimize.

Here we give a brief overview of the developments:

US Energy Department and other federal agencies launch the Federal Consortium for Advanced Batteries

To accelerate the development of a robust, secure, domestic industrial base for advanced batteries in US, Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Commerce (DOC), Department of Defense (DoD), and Department of State launched the Federal Consortium for Advanced Batteries (FCAB).

The Consortium provides a framework for cooperation and coordination among federal agencies having a stake in developing advanced battery technology and establishing a domestic supply of lithium batteries. It will work upon accelerating the development of energy-storage technologies and sustaining American global leadership in the energy storage technologies of the future.

Cooperation between Volvo Buses and Batteryloop

Volvo Buses and Stena Recycling subsidiary Batteryloop are joining forces on repurposing the batteries used in EV Buses. The old bus batteries still have considerable capacity left to offer, this capacity is too limited to efficiently propel a bus, but it is more than sufficient for static use for energy storage purposes. Repurposing the batteries aims to conserve the natural resources by reusing these batteries as energy storage units for a number of years in buildings, charging stations etc.

Electrify America launches Electrify Home

Electrify America has launched a new business unit called Electrify Home. It is designed to empower an independent lifestyle for electric vehicle (EV) drivers with convenient home charging solutions. The company had also launched a Level 2 Home Charger last year

As part of the launch, Electrify America will feature an Electrify Home web store on its existing website. The website will provide Purchase, Installation and Support services of Level 2 Home Charger. The L2 home charger comes with a standard NEMA 14-50 supply power plug, compatible with the 240-volt outlets commonly found in households. It can be mounted inside or outside.

Wallbox acquires Electromaps

Taking its first step in the public electric charging space, Wallbox, an energy management company that manufactures smart charging solutions for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, has announced the acquisition of the majority of the share capital of Electromaps.

Electromaps is a digital platform for accessing free and paid-for electric charging points in southern Europe. The app provides its 100,000 users access and payment directly from their mobile phone, unifying the entire charging infrastructure and improving the electric vehicle driving experience.

AGL launches an Electric Vehicle Subscription Service in Australia

AGL will be offering customers  Electric Vehicle (EV) Subscription Service in Australia. The company for this is partnering with car subscription service Carbar and EV charging supplier JET Charge.  AGL EV subscription service customers will have access to electric vehicles from a range of leading brands like Tesla, Jaguar, Hyundai and Nissan.

The AGL Electric Vehicle Subscription service begins from $299 per week with no lock-in contracts. The EV Subscription Service will be delivered under AGL Next, an initiative piloting new programs, technologies and partnerships across energy, telecommunications and beyond

ABB and Hydrogen Optimized explore development of large-scale green hydrogen production systems

The technology company ABB and Hydrogen Optimized have agreed to jointly explore the development of large-scale green hydrogen production systems connected to the electrical grid to offer a clean, sustainable and affordable energy source.

Hydrogen Optimized has ambitions to use its high current water electrolysis technology at scale to produce green hydrogen for emerging clean applications across industries, including chemical, utility and transportation. ABB’s hydrogen research team will explore electrical power supply optimization through projects involving ABB high power rectifier (HPR) systems.

Applications using green hydrogen include zero emission transportation fuel supply, ammonia and other chemical production with non-fossil sources of hydrogen.

Source: Press Release by the companies

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