Rail

GE unit to build advanced storage battery plant

Posted on May 13, 2009

GE Transportation, a unit of the General Electric Co., announced plans to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant for advanced storage batteries. The new battery business will be a part of GE Transportation and will serve customers in the rail, marine, mining, telecommunications and utility sectors.

As a producer of diesel-electric locomotives, GE has a rich history of delivering breakthrough technologies that are today commonplace in the rail industry.

GE has invested more than $150 million to develop advanced battery technologies,
including a high energy-density sodium-based chemistry battery that will provide energy storage for a variety of applications, which include GE Transportation’s ecomaginationSM certified Evolution Hybrid Locomotive, mining truck drive system and tugboat electrification.

The new $100 million production facility, scheduled to be fully operational by mid-2011, will be located in upstate New York in the Capital Region and will create 350 new manufacturing jobs.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Alstom to provide Amtrak with new generation, high-speed train

Will run on the Northeast Corridor. Amtrak and Alstom also signed a long-term contract under which Alstom will provide Amtrak with long-term technical support and supply spare components and parts for the maintenance of the new trainsets.

Metra receives final Electric Highliners

Completes 2010's 160-car purchase to outfit the line with a completely new and modern fleet.

Amtrak's microgrid to serve as backup during power outages

In the aftermath of the 2012 Superstorm Sandy, half of the Sunnyside Yard had to rely on portable backup generators for a month due to a damaged transmission line.

Detroit's M-1 begins testing streetcar line

The slow-moving "speeder" vehicle will travel the rail line as part of a testing regimen that ensures the route is free of obstructions.

Honolulu's rail executive director/CEO resigns

Dan Grabauskas will be paid the final year of contract as part of the separation agreement, a total of $282,250. The board appointed HART board member Mike Formby as acting CEO, effective immediately.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close