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Toshiba, Sojitz and CBMM Unveil an Ultra-Fast Charging Electric Bus Prototype Powered by Next-Generation Li-ion Batteries With Niobium Titanium Oxide Anodes

Toshiba Corporation and Sojitz Corporation of Japan, and Brazil’s CBMM, the world’s leading producer of niobium, have completed development of a next-generation lithium-ion battery that uses niobium titanium oxide (NTO) in the anode. (Earlier post.) They unveiled a prototype E-bus powered with the new battery (SCiB Nb), which realizes an…


BMW Group Plant Regensburg Press Plant Using Autonomous Electric Transport Vehicle for Press Tools and Steel Blanks

With the introduction of an autonomous transport vehicle at its press plant, BMW Group Plant Regensburg is moving forward with digitalization and automation of its manufacturing processes, thereby taking a further step towards the digital and intelligently connected BMW iFACTORY. The driverless platform truck, with its electric drive train, will…

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