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BASF has closed its agreement to form BASF Toda America LLC (BTA). As the next step in BASF’s business growth strategy for its battery materials business, the new entity will be majority-owned and controlled by BASF and is the second collaboration of BASF and TODA.

BTA will produce and market high energy Nickel Cobalt Manganese (NCM) and Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Oxide (NCA) cathode active materials (CAM) for e-mobility applications.

With facilities in Elyria, Ohio and Battle Creek, Michigan, BTA will deliver leading expertise in the manufacturing of CAM. BASF said that this expansion of its North American footprint allows it to offer a strategic supply position and produce innovative cathode materials to meet the needs of key global customers.

Among their various battery materials products, both companies are licensees of Argonne National Laboratory materials.

Tauriga Sciences, Inc., engaged in building its business through the development, distribution, and licensing of proprietary products as well as the evaluation of potential acquisition opportunities and other investments, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Tauriga Biz Dev. Corp., has executed an Independent Sales Reseller Agreement with Blink Charging Company, owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle charging equipment and networked charging services, that presents the Company with a potential long-term and sustainable revenue opportunity.  Under terms of this agreement, TAUG BIZ DEV will help Blink expand its already significant national electric vehicle charging network.

ABB will supply fast chargers for a unique dual-manufacturer electric bus program, helping to make public transportation in Trondheim fossil-fuel-free in 2019.

The city of Trondheim, the former Viking capital of Norway, now better known today as the country’s technology capital, is making a big commitment to electric mass transportation. Local officials have agreed to deploy 35 fully electric buses, 25 from Volvo and 10 from Heuliez, operating on four routes to become the largest electric bus fleet in the country.The city of Trondheim, the former Viking capital of Norway, now better known today as the country’s technology capital, is making a big commitment to electric mass transportation. Local officials have agreed to deploy 35 fully electric buses, 25 from Volvo and 10 from Heuliez, operating on four routes to become the largest electric bus fleet in the country.

Both bus models will be charged by eight ABB Heavy Vehicle Chargers, in one of the first projects worldwide where fully electric buses from different manufacturers use the same charging infrastructure. The buses will be operated by Tide Buss in Trondheim on behalf of the Trøndelag County Council.
"Working with ABB enables us to deliver a high quality and reliable solution, which allows operators from different networks to work simultaneously and share infrastructure," said Per Olav Hopsø, head of the Transport Committee of the Trøndelag County Council. "This not only provides good economies of scale and return on investment, but continues to support our forward-thinking approach in delivering first-rate modern infrastructure for our region. With the help of innovative companies such as ABB, public transport within the city of Trondheim will soon be fossil free.”

The ABB HVC 450P chargers to be used can recharge a battery in three to six minutes and can each provide 450 kW DC output power. The chargers utilize the OppCharge standard, using an overhead pantograph to connect the charger to conductive rails atop the bus. The chargers will be installed at the endpoints of four bus routes, each between 12 and 15 kilometers-long, including some remote locations. Buses will be recharged at the end of the routes during layover time. In a demonstration of the technology, ABB in the UK last September showcased an OppCharge charger working with a Volvo fully electric bus like the ones to be used in Trondheim.

"This is a great example of how ABB’s commitment to develop standards-based technology means our products can support large scale, multi-supplier projects," said Tarak Mehta, President ABB's Electrification Products Division. "We are proud to be working with Tide Buss to deliver a stronger EV infrastructure for the future of Trondheim. In general we see a tremendous demand for our market-leading EV-charging solutions."

The chargers, which are part of the ABB Ability™ portfolio of connected solutions, will allow operators to remotely monitor and configure charge points, and proactively maintain equipment to ensure maximum uptime.

The HVC 450P chargers will be delivered in February 2019 with operations due to start in August that year.

The Trondheim agreement is a continuation of ABB’s commitment to sustainable e-mobility. The company demonstrated its fast chargers by installing them in Davos, Switzerland in time for use during the World Economic Forum in January. And ABB has teamed up with Formula E, the world’s first fully electric international FIA motorsport series, as part of its continuous drive to promote clean-energy electric vehicles.

Scrutiny of proposals and clearance to be completed in 15 days

The Maharashtra government issued a special ordinance on Tuesday directing planning authorities to start giving permissions for construction of electric vehicles  charging stations. The ordinance was approved by the Governor and directives issued under Section 154 of the Maharashtra Regional Town Planing Act, 1966, today. The EV stations will be permitted at public parking lots, housing societies, gas stations, railway stations, bus depots.

ABB's Terra HP high power electric vehicle chargers chosen for use along U.S. highways in an ambitious 10-year projectABB's Terra HP high power electric vehicle chargers chosen for use along U.S. highways in an ambitious 10-year project

ABB has been selected to supply its Terra HP charging stations as part of the biggest electric vehicle infrastructure project to date in the United States.

The chargers, which can refresh even the largest electric vehicle battery in under  15 minutes, were selected for deployment  by Electrify America, which plans to place hundreds of charging stations within and around 17 metropolitan areas and along multiple nationwide highway corridors.

Creating a national network of fast charging stations – the EV equivalent of fueling stations – is considered crucial for widespread adoption of electric cars in the United States.

“Electrify America wanted experienced partners to deploy high power charging technologies that equally serve every battery electric vehicles today, as well as the next generation of large batteries, and we’re pleased to have ABB as one of our key suppliers,” said Seth Cutler, Chief Engineer, Electrify America.  “These new charging systems are designed to provide an optimal driver experience – offering fast, convenient and reliable service whenever and wherever they need it.”“Electrify America wanted experienced partners to deploy high power charging technologies that equally serve every battery electric vehicles today, as well as the next generation of large batteries, and we’re pleased to have ABB as one of our key suppliers,” said Seth Cutler, Chief Engineer, Electrify America.  “These new charging systems are designed to provide an optimal driver experience – offering fast, convenient and reliable service whenever and wherever they need it.”

"We are proud to be chosen for this historic project to support a world-class EV charging network across the United States," says Greg Scheu, President of ABB’s Americas region. "Our Terra HP systems will ensure that sustainable e-mobility is supported with industry leading, high power charging technology, and will remain so into the future."

The ambitious effort will undoubtedly accelerate the adoption of EVs in the coming years. Nearly 200,000 EVs were sold in the U.S. in 2017. However, the country’s charging infrastructure hasn't kept the pace required to spur mass adoption of electric transportation. Among some prospective consumers, "range anxiety’’ – wondering if they will find someplace to recharge their batteries during a road trip - continues to be a deterrent when it comes to electric vehicles.

ABB’s Terra HP eliminates those worries. The Terra HP, which can operate at powers of up to 350 kilowatts, is able to add almost 200 miles (320 kilometers) of range to an EV in a time frame not much longer than needed to refuel a gas engine vehicle. ABB’s Terra HP eliminates those worries. The Terra HP, which can operate at powers of up to 350 kilowatts, is able to add almost 200 miles (320 kilometers) of range to an EV in a time frame not much longer than needed to refuel a gas engine vehicle. 

Electrify America's plan to place chargers on its highway routes at intervals of no more than 120 miles (195 kilometers) means that drivers can be confident they'll be able to reach their destinations.

ABB’s Terra HP chargers are compatible with both the CCS and CHAdeMO DC fast charging standards, enabling drivers to buy the electric vehicle of their choice with confidence that it will work at all of Electrify America‘s charging sites.

E-mobility leadership

As an innovator and provider of a wide range of products and solutions in sustainable electric mobility, ABB is a logical choice for participating in the Electrify America effort – and it will be the largest deployment of ABB high power chargers to date.

ABB’s product portfolio includes charging technologies for electric cars, buses and trucks, as well as solutions for the electrification of ships, railways and cable cars. And with more than 6,500 DC fast charging stations installed in 60 countries, ABB is the global leader in connected DC fast charging technology.ABB’s product portfolio includes charging technologies for electric cars, buses and trucks, as well as solutions for the electrification of ships, railways and cable cars. And with more than 6,500 DC fast charging stations installed in 60 countries, ABB is the global leader in connected DC fast charging technology.

ABB’s e-mobility leadership is also demonstrated by its partnership with Formula E, the world’s first fully electric international FIA motorsport series. The ABB FIA Formula E Championship series provides a platform to test e-mobility electrification and digitalization technologies in the crucible of competitive racing. Together, ABB and Formula E are ideally positioned to push the boundaries of e-mobility.

 

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