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Will the future of batteries be solid?

Solid-state batteries and their premiere at electric buses in Wiesbaden The question in the title of this article is all-encompassing. Battery manufacturers and scientists looking for significant advances in batteries are focusing on so-called solid-state batteries. Solid means strength and rigidity and indicates the form of electrolyte that is used in solid-state batteries. Today, commonly […]

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Battery second life (5/5)

Second life of batteries, for which the English term “second life” is often used, is a much-discussed topic today. It is also the last topic of our school of batteries. With the growing number of battery applications in the world, there is a growing demand to resolve the question of what traction batteries will be […]

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Traction batteries in heavy electric vehicles (4/5)

In addition to the partial trolleybuses and electric buses, which were similarly dealt with in the last two lessons of our Battery School, this time we will look at the use of batteries for other heavy electric vehicles in city traffic. These include, in particular, fuel cell and hybrid buses, battery trams and trains, heavy […]

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Batteries for electric buses (3/5)

In the last article of the Battery University, we focused on the selection of the optimal traction battery technology for the partial trolleybus. While the requirements for a partial trolleybus are very similar for most of the projects, it is different for electric buses. The requirements for the use of electric buses vary greatly from […]

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Batteries for partial trolleybuses (2/5)

The first article from our Battery University introduced the reader to problems of batteries used to power vehicles. Our second article aims to provide users and investors in trolleybus transport with a comprehensive view of the choice of alternative trolleybus drive, especially battery drive for partial trolleybus. History of trolleybus Partial trolleybus is a relatively […]

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Introduction to the Battery University (1/5)

From lead to lithium There are many types of batteries. The main chemical elements and compounds determine the type of battery. The most well-known are the lead-acid batteries in every vehicle, which start the engine and supply basic consumption when the engine is switched off – see the photo at top right. However, lead batteries […]