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Solar films used for e-bike charging 'tree' in Germany

Sustainability Matters

October 12, 2021

In the community of Löchgau in Germany, ASCA has designed and implemented a ‘solar tree’ for construction company STRENGER Bauen und Wohnen. The solar tree produces electricity for the e-bike charging stations of three apartment buildings in a senior-friendly living residential complex. The project demonstrates the flexibility of ASCA’s organic solar films. “With

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ABB Terra 360 electric vehicle (EV) charger

Sustainability Matters

October 4, 2021

ABB has launched its Terra 360 all-in-one electric vehicle (EV) modular charger that can deliver 100 km of range in less than 3 min. Suitable for refuelling stations, urban charging stations, retail parking and fleet applications, the device can simultaneously charge up to four vehicles with dynamic power distribution. The charger has a maximum output of 360 kW and is capable of fully charging any electric

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Some electric vehicles are greener than others, study finds

Sustainability Matters

September 13, 2021

Research evaluating electric vehicles (EVs) on energy consumption and overall emissions — alongside New Zealand’s goal of decarbonising the transport sector — has found that battery electric vehicles (BEVs) performed better than other types of EVs in both New Zealand and Australia. Researchers from the Universities of Auckland and Wollongong compared Australia and New

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Qld's full-size electric bus powered by 100% solar

Sustainability Matters

September 9, 2021

The transport sector accounts for 18.9% of Australia’s carbon emissions, so expanding the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is one of the most effective ways to lower these emissions. Global e-mobility leader and bus operator Transdev has now risen to the task, placing what is claimed to be Australia’s first 100% sustainably powered full-size electric bus on the roads in South East

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Fleet charging infrastructure has become a new revenue frontier

Sustainability Matters

September 2, 2021

What we’ve also seen is an emerging third motivator that is not only available to commercial fleet operators, but also to retail and commercial businesses — and that’s new revenue streams opened up by selling electric vehicle charging station capacity. Across Australia, we have only just past 3000 public charging stations. While the lack of installed charging stations has been a barrier

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Minimising energy loss in Li-ion batteries

Sustainability Matters

August 25, 2021

Researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) have found a way to prevent the initial loss of lithium (Li) ions in supposedly fully charged batteries, which should enable the mileage of electric vehicles (EVs) and usage time of smartphones to be drastically increased. When its batteries are fully charged, an electronic device will normally indicate that they are at 100% capacity.

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Transportation