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Accelera, Daimler, PACCAR pick Mississippi for battery plant

The plant will focus on batteries for medium- and heavy-duty commercial transport and create more than 2,000 jobs.

Volvo acquires Proterra battery business

At a price of roughly $210M, Volvo says the acquisition will speed up their EV plans.

Mullen seeks $50M from DOE battery grant

The funding would support U.S. battery production and a new facility in California.

Liacon cranks out new 12V LFP battery

Liacon’s LFP battery is designed to be a drop-in replacement, meaning there’s no need to change existing charging systems.

EnerSys introduces Odyssey Connect battery monitoring system

Additionally, users can view warning and safety notifications directly on their smart device and can review battery trends on a 24/7 basis.

Real-time truck battery life insight available through Clarios

Clarios Smart AGM (absorbent glass mat) technology identifies weak cells that eventually drain battery life to ensure a prompt response and repair.

Lion Electric announces production of first lithium-ion battery pack

Lion’s battery manufacturing facility is expected to have an annual production capacity of five gigawatt-hours of battery capacity.

Must-do truck battery maintenance in the shop

You want to catch as many potential truck battery problems before they happen as you can, and that means checking the truck electrical system during preventative maintenance. Here’s how to get started. First, safety. “Technicians should always follow the shop rules for PPE equipment,” said Larry Rambeaux, sales application engineer for Purkeys. “The most obvious

IMI releases Norgren battery conditioning valve for electric vehicles

IMI Precision Engineering has released its Norgren battery conditioning valve, a three-way motorized valve that proportionally distributes coolant to ensure lithium-ion batteries are operating under optimum thermal conditions. The IMI Norgren battery conditioning valve utilizes motorized ball valve technology and offers excellent flow characteristic with proportional diversion of coolant based on the operating conditions of

Watch: Reduce your heavy-duty truck battery issues

If batteries could talk, what could they tell you about proper servicing procedures to help you prevent them from having issues?

Bosch announces new Battery Tester with integrated printer

Bosch has introduced the new BAT 135 battery tester with integrated printer, now available in North America. The integrated printer is designed to capture test results for customer records such as presenting the state of health and state of charge percentage of the batteries to ensure optimal efficiency and usage, the company explained. Using a

EnerSys becomes official partner of Team Penske

EnerSys and Team Penske announced  a multi-year agreement, naming EnerSys as official partner of Team Penske beginning in 2014. EnerSys will also become an integral partner with Team Penske and will have its Odyssey battery brand on the b-post of the No. 22 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NSS) Ford Mustang beginning in Daytona. “To be able

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