Posts Tagged: TOSHIBA

Toshiba launches diesel-battery hybrid shunting and short-line locomotive

Toshiba subsidiary Kiel-Toshiba Railway Europe unveiled its first European hybrid shunting and short-line locomotive. The company showcased the HDB 800 locomotive demonstrator in its pantograph version alongside other modular diesel-electric hybrid locomotives at a recent trade show. The new HDB 800 has the following features: Series hybrid system consisting of two diesel engines and the… Read more »

Johnson Controls and Toshiba partner to pair Li-ion and lead-acid in dual-battery systems

Johnson Controls and Toshiba have partnered to develop low-voltage lithium-ion batteries, which they’ll pair with existing lead-acid batteries for dual-battery systems. Paired systems require fewer powertrain alterations than other electrified powertrains, and achieve up to eight percent better fuel efficiency than conventional systems, according to Johnson Controls. Global information provider IHS Markit forecasts that dual-battery… Read more »

Toshiba prepares to rev up production of SCiB batteries

Toshiba is removing its SCiB battery business from the Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions (TISS) subsidiary, and making it an independent business unit within Toshiba. By positioning the business as an independent operation, Toshiba says it hopes to remove layers of management and allow for more rapid decision-making. TISS will continue to handle business operations… Read more »

Toshiba’s new SCiB battery module for AGVs

Toshiba’s latest addition to its SCiB line of lithium-ion batteries, the SIP series of modules for automated guided vehicles (AGVs), will be available in April. AGVs are mobile robots used to transport materials around factory floors, warehouses, hospitals and offices. Most current AGVs use lead batteries, which suffer from long charge times and short lifecycles…. Read more »

Toshiba wireless charger completes year-long field testing with electric buses

Toshiba, in cooperation with Waseda University, has completed a year-long field test of electric buses equipped with its wireless rapid rechargeable battery system. In the test, a small and a medium-size bus, both customized to run on Toshiba’s SCiB batteries (the medium-size bus used a 52.9 kWh battery pack), provided regular service between All Nippon… Read more »

TDK and Toshiba establish joint venture for automotive inverters

Japanese conglomerates TDK and Toshiba have agreed to establish a joint venture to manufacture automotive inverters for hybrids, PHEVs and EVs. With an eye on the global trend toward stricter emissions regulations, TDK is strengthening its energy unit business, which centers on power conversion hardware, and the controlling software, for electrified vehicles. TDK’s line-up includes… Read more »

Toshiba launches new opto-isolated IGBT gate pre-driver IC for inverters

Toshiba’s new TB9150FNG, an opto-isolated Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) gate pre-driver IC, features various enhanced protective functions for the inverters of electric and hybrid vehicles. As the control and drive functions of an inverter have different operating voltages, they must be isolated from each other. This is typically accomplished with a device such as… Read more »

Toshiba’s new motor control IC

Toshiba has begun mass production of a system regulator IC with monitoring function for motor control systems in electric and hybrid vehicles. The new IC (TB9042FTG) has a strengthened monitoring function to reduce potential system failures. TB9042FTG provides a Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) communication function to avoid microcontroller (MCU) failures. The system regulator IC and… Read more »

Proterra to use Toshiba SCiB batteries in its next-generation electric bus

Proterra has selected Toshiba as the battery supplier for its next-generation electric bus. Toshiba’s SCiB batteries feature a lithium titanate oxide chemistry, making them resistant to thermal runaway and lithium metal plating. The 20 Ah prismatic cells have nominal voltage of 2.3 V, gravimetric energy density of 90 Wh/kg and volumetric density of 177 Wh/L…. Read more »

Navigant Research releases Leaderboard Report on lithium-ion battery manufacturers

In a new report, Navigant Research profiles 11 Li-ion battery vendors that are active in the EV market, and rates them on 13 criteria, including systems integration, safety engineering, chemistry performance, geographic reach, manufacturing and product performance, pricing, and overall corporate financial health. According to Navigant, “Li-ion batteries have won the race to be the chemistry… Read more »