October 18, 2011

Dow Kokam to supply Safra lithium-ion batteries

Dow Kokam announced an agreement to supply advanced lithium-ion battery systems to French-based Safra's Businova.

Businova is an urban bus powered by a multi-hybrid engine that draws from three energy sources — an electric engine, a hydraulic motor and combustion engine — that work together to automatically power the vehicle. The propulsion system allows for a dramatically more energy-efficient vehicle and reduces the consumption of diesel by more than 55 percent compared to conventional buses.

The Businova will begin test operations in the French towns of Albi and Toulouse starting in 2012.  

 

deli.cio.us digg it stumble upon newsvine
[ Request More Info about this product / service / company ]


E-NEWSLETTER

Receive the latest Metro E-Newsletters in your inbox!

Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!

View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit

White Papers

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.

Mass transit mobile Wi-Fi & the public sector case study How Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority successfully implemented Wi-Fi on its light rail and bus lines

More white papers


 
DIGITAL EDITION

The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue