25/06/15 – Can we repurpose old EV batteries to charge new ones?

FTS discuss some of the opportunities presented by second life EV batteries, particularly in relation to facilitating the installation of EV rapid chargers which will place increasingly large loads on the grid as the market requires them to cluster.

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18/06/15 – Future Transport Systems wins Renewable Energy Association Innovation Award 2015

We were delighted to be presented with the REA Innovation Award 2015 at the Gala Dinner on June 18th. The Award was made in recognition of the progress we have made in developing our E-STOR energy storage device that uses second life lithium ion electric vehicle batteries.

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28/05/15 – Finding an ‘afterlife’ for EV batteries on the grid

Andy Colthorpe from PV-TECH Storage interviews Matthew Lumsden about the potential opportunities offered by second life electric vehicle batteries.

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06/10/15 – Parker inverters help fuel energy storage to support EV rapid charging development project

A major project to create a modular energy storage system that reduces the barriers to installing electric vehicle rapid chargers is making use of inverter technology supplied by Parker, the global leader in motion and control technologies. The project is spearheaded by Future Transport Systems and its subsidiary Connected Energy, a market leader in energy storage technologies and, along with Parker, involves a European automotive OEM giant, Renault, and Ricardo, a global strategic, technical and environmental consultancy.

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17/11/15 – Future Transport Systems wins Eastern Daily Press Enviro-technology award 2015

We were extremely pleased to win the EDP Enviro-technology Award for 2015. We are working closely with several parties in the East of England and look forward to further strengthening these relationships and creating many more. Thanks also to sponsors Paul Robinson Partnership.

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17/11/15 – Ricardo assists Future Transport Systems to develop its E-STOR fast EV charger

“We are pleased to have assisted FTS on the development of this important product,” said head of Ricardo hybrid & electric systems Stephen Doyle. “Ricardo has worked with a range of charging station developers on systems that aim to balance the convenience of EV charging that owners require, while also attempting to avoid stress on the local distribution network. The FTS E-STOR product is attractive as it achieves this by energy buffering using second life batteries rather than relying simply on demand management, thus offering a highly practical and more sustainable solution.”

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