Inventus Power reçoit la certification ECE R100 pour ses batteries PROTRXion à force motrice

La certification valide la sécurité et la fiabilité des batteries lithium-ion PROTRXion 48V pour l’alimentation des véhicules électriques routiers à faible vitesse

WOODRIDGE, Ill., 13 juin 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Inventus Power, un leader mondial des systèmes de batterie avancés, a annoncé aujourd’hui avoir reçu la certification ECE R100 (Rev 3) pour son module de batterie lithium-ion (Li-ion) PROTRXion™ de 48 volts. Conformément à la réglementation ECE n° 100.03, le modèle M-48V60-TRX d’Inventus Power répond aux « exigences de sécurité relatives au système de stockage d’énergie électrique rechargeable (REESS) des véhicules routiers des catégories M et N équipés d’une chaîne de traction électrique ».

« L’obtention de la certification ECE R100 représente une étape importante pour notre entreprise. Elle témoigne non seulement de la conception avancée de nos batteries et de nos capacités de fabrication, mais nous permet également d’étendre notre présence sur le marché européen des véhicules électriques à faible vitesse homologués pour la route », a déclaré Oliver Bald, directeur principal du développement commercial EMEA chez Inventus Power.

Les batteries PROTRXion Li-ion d’Inventus Power sont conçues pour répondre à divers besoins d’électrification du marché qui ne sont pas satisfaits par des sources d’alimentation telles que les moteurs à combustion, les batteries au plomb et autres technologies conventionnelles. Avec des modèles initiaux lancés en 2020 pour cibler des marchés clés tels que la manutention, les plateformes élévatrices, le nettoyage professionnel, la robotique et les véhicules électriques à faible vitesse, la gamme de produits s’étend également pour prendre en charge des applications à forte puissance.

« À ce jour, nous avons certifié notre modèle M-48V60-TRX selon la réglementation ECE R100 Rev 3, mais notre feuille de route produit indique plusieurs autres modèles qui seront également certifiés ECE R100 dans les mois à venir », a déclaré Phu Tran, directeur de la gestion mondiale des produits. « L’obtention de la certification ECE R100 garantit à nos clients OEM et du marché secondaire européens que nos batteries peuvent être utilisées en toute sécurité dans une variété d’applications de véhicules électriques à basse vitesse. »

La batterie M-48V60-TRX constitue une solution de batterie intelligente, robuste et très performante pour les applications motrices lourdes et est évolutive jusqu’à 31 kWh. En plus de la certification ECE R100, la batterie M-48V60-TRX est certifiée ECE R10, UL2271, IEC62133, IEC62619, IEC60730 classe B, FCC classe B, CE et UN38.3.

Pour plus d’informations, visitez le site inventuspower.com/PROTRXion ou envoyez un courriel à info@inventuspower.com.

À propos d’Inventus Power :

Inventus Power est un leader mondial dans le domaine des systèmes de batterie avancés, spécialisé dans la conception et la fabrication de systèmes d’alimentation de haute qualité, fiables et innovants pour une large gamme d’applications portables, mobiles et stationnaires.

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Inventus Power Receives ECE R100 Certification on its PROTRXion Motive Batteries

Certification validates the safety and reliability of PROTRXion 48V lithium-ion batteries for powering on-road low-speed electric vehicles

WOODRIDGE, Ill., June 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Inventus Power, a global leader in advanced battery systems, announced today that it has received ECE R100 (Rev 3) certification on its 48 volt PROTRXion™ lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery module. In accordance with the ECE Regulation No 100.03, Inventus Power’s M-48V60-TRX model meets the “safety requirements with respect to the Rechargeable Electrical Energy Storage System (REESS) of road vehicles of categories M and N equipped with an electric power train.”

“Achieving ECE R100 certification is a significant milestone for our business. It is not only a testament to our advanced battery design and manufacturing capabilities, but also enables us to expand our presence in the European market for street-legal low-speed electric vehicles,” said Oliver Bald, Sr. Business Development Manager EMEA at Inventus Power.

Inventus Power’s PROTRXion Li-ion batteries are designed to address various market electrification needs not being met through power sources such as combustion engines, lead-acid batteries, and other conventional technologies. With initial models launched in 2020 to target key markets such as material handling, aerial work platform, professional cleaning, robotics, and low-speed electric vehicles, the product line is also expanding to support higher-powered applications.

“As of today, we have certified our M-48V60-TRX model to the ECE R100 Rev 3 regulation, but our product roadmap outlines several additional models that will also be certified to ECE R100 in the coming months,” said Phu Tran, Director of Global Product Management. “Achieving ECE R100 certification provides assurance to our European OEM & aftermarket customers that our batteries are safe to use in a variety of low-speed electric vehicle applications.”

The M-48V60-TRX is an intelligent, robust, and high-performing battery solution for heavy-duty motive applications and is scalable up to 31 kWh. In addition to ECE R100 certification, the M-48V60-TRX battery is certified to ECE R10, UL2271, IEC62133, IEC62619, IEC60730 Class B, FCC Class B, CE and UN38.3.

For more information, visit inventuspower.com/PROTRXion or email info@inventuspower.com.

About Inventus Power:

Inventus Power is a global leader in advanced battery systems that specializes in designing and manufacturing high-quality, reliable, and innovative power systems for a broad range of portable, motive, and stationary applications.

For more information about our products, experience and capabilities, visit inventuspower.com and follow @inventuspower.

F1 boss in South Africa for talks about race in 2023

Cape Town, Formula One boss Stefano Domenicali arrived in South Africa on Monday for talks about holding a race in the country as early as next year, said AP.

Domenicali is expected to meet with representatives of the Kyalami circuit near Johannesburg with the aim of reaching a deal for a South African race to be added to the 2023 schedule.

No final agreement has yet been reached, the person said, but the plan was to have a South African Grand Prix next year.

Domenicali traveled to South Africa after Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the person said. South Africa last hosted an F1 race in 1993.

Africa is the only continent apart from Antarctica not to have a race on the current schedule.

If South Africa is added, it would be the second new race for 2023, with Las Vegas already set to join next year.

The South African Grand Prix was held for 25 years from 1960-85 — mostly at Kyalami — before F1 left South Africa because of the apartheid regime.

It returned for two races at Kyalami in 1992 and 1993 after Nelson Mandela was released from prison.

A return to South Africa has been on F1’s radar for some time, and a South African consortium tried to bring a street race to Cape Town 10 years ago.

Kyalami is seen as a much safer bet for F1 because of its history of hosting the South African GP.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

COVID-19 Deadlier During Pregnancy, African Study Says

Pregnancy puts women at higher risk of severe medical complications or death from COVID-19, according to a new study of more than 1,300 women in sub-Saharan Africa. Researchers argue that vaccinating pregnant women against the coronavirus should be made a priority across the region, where most countries do not yet recommend vaccination during pregnancy.

Multiple studies have already shown that COVID-19 is more dangerous to pregnant women than to those who are not pregnant. But most of the women in these studies lived in Europe, North America or Asia. Until now, little data was available from Africa.

“Africa is not Europe, is not the U.S.A.,” said Jean Nachega, an infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health and lead author of the new study. “We should not just rely on data coming from the U.S., Europe or China to try to understand COVID on the continent.”

Populations in Africa are typically younger than those in Europe, North America and East Asia. But certain infectious diseases like HIV, malaria and tuberculosis (TB), as well as noninfectious diseases such as sickle cell anemia, are more common there. Those conditions can make it harder for the body to fight off infections.

In the study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, Nachega and his colleagues from the AFREhealth research network analyzed health records from 1,315 women treated at hospitals in six countries in sub-Saharan Africa between March 2020 and March 2021. Roughly a third were pregnant and had tested positive for the coronavirus. Another third were pregnant and had tested negative, and the other third were not pregnant and had tested positive. The researchers tested how pregnancy, infection with the coronavirus, and conditions such as HIV, TB, malaria and sickle cell anemia affected a woman’s likelihood of severe disease or death.

The findings were grim. Pregnant women who were hospitalized in sub-Saharan Africa were five times more likely to die in the hospital if they tested positive for the coronavirus. And being pregnant doubled the odds that a woman admitted to a hospital with COVID-19 would die.

“We had it in both ways: pregnancy impacted COVID, and COVID impacted pregnant women,” said Nachega.

Pregnant women with COVID-19 were also at higher risk of serious complications requiring intensive care. It wasn’t possible to tell whether pregnancy made the combination of COVID-19 and TB or HIV riskier, but women with HIV, TB, malaria or sickle cell who had the coronavirus were more likely to get seriously ill.

“It’s very good that the study was conducted in sub-Saharan Africa, and it is very reassuring that the findings are consistent with the results of other studies,” said Ana Langer, a physician specializing in reproductive health and head of the Women and Health initiative at Harvard University.

Because the study considered only hospitalized women, it wasn’t possible to tell if pregnancy makes women more likely to get infected with the coronavirus or if they get sick from it in the first place. Using data collected in the past can also cause problems with the analysis, which the researchers used statistical tools to correct. But “this was the best study they could do with the availability of funding and the other circumstances,” Langer said.

Nachega hopes that his findings will convince policymakers in sub-Saharan Africa to recommend vaccination for pregnant women and women who could become pregnant.

“The bottom line is that pregnant women need to get vaccinated,” he said. “If not then, before even she gets pregnant. The most important implication of this study is to advocate for COVID vaccination in women of childbearing age.”

Multiple studies have shown that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective during pregnancy, and 110 countries recommend COVID-19 vaccination for some or all pregnant women. However, only 13 of sub-Saharan Africa’s 48 countries currently do so. Lack of government support stymies efforts to make the vaccine more accessible to pregnant women and is complicated by high rates of vaccine hesitancy in sub-Saharan Africa, where only about 19% of women intend to get the vaccine.

“Women and their families are worried about their safety, they think that the vaccine could harm them, or their fetuses and babies, and it has been extensively demonstrated that that’s not the case,” said Langer. “The vaccine is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women.”

Source: Voice of America

America’s Best and Worst Presidents Ranked

Modern U.S. presidents such as Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan rank near the top of the best leaders in American history, while Donald Trump is closer to the bottom, according to the latest survey of presidential historians.

The five highest rated presidents, according to the C-SPAN survey, are Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower. The bottom five include William Henry Harrison, Donald Trump, Franklin Pierce, Andrew Johnson and James Buchanan.

What the presidents at the very top of the list have in common is that most faced monumental challenges related to the nation’s survival. Lincoln presided over the Civil War and kept the country from breaking apart. Washington, America’s first president, helped nurture the budding democracy by not becoming king and stepping down after serving as president. Franklin Roosevelt presided over America during World War II and Eisenhower negotiated an end to the Korean War.

“They were all president during critical periods in American history,” says Cassandra Newby-Alexander, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and a professor of history at Norfolk State University, who took part in the survey. “And all of them, from John F. Kennedy (8th), all the way up to Abraham Lincoln (1st) created some idealized vision of America.”

The presidents were judged on the vision they had for America, public persuasion, crisis leadership, economics, moral authority, foreign affairs, administrative skills, relationship with Congress, pursuit of equal justice and their performance within the context of the time they led the country.

Political scientist Robert Kaufman, a professor of public policy at Pepperdine University, who also took part in the survey, says it is important to make a distinction between greatness and an effective president.

“Not all very effective presidents can be great, in my estimation, because greatness also depends upon the magnitude of the challenge,” he says. “Theodore Roosevelt, at the beginning of the 20th century, and Bill Clinton, at the end, were effective, but never faced the type of challenge that would lend itself to greatness.”

The man at the bottom of the list, James Buchanan, is often ranked as one of the worst U.S. presidents. His refusal to take a side on slavery, while at times siding with slaveholders, is thought to have inflamed divisions within the country ahead of the Civil War.

Both Kaufman, who calls himself a Republican, and Newby-Alexander feel Truman (6th) might be the most under-rated president. Both point to his fight for civil rights while Kaufman also praises the 33rd president for “laying the successful architecture for winning the Cold War.”

Overall, Newby-Alexander says, the survey results reflect a conventional view.

“If you consider the average age of historians, they tend to be older, they tend to be white and they tend to be male, so that actually leads to many of them having a somewhat traditionalist perspective,” she says, pointing out how high Theodore Roosevelt (4th) and Woodrow Wilson (13th) ranked despite their well-established racist views and actions.

“Under their administrations, we had the largest number of concentrated lynchings that went unpunished than any other time in American history,” she says. “[Wilson’s] the one who strictly segregated the federal government. That did not exist before. He segregated the Navy. That did not exist before. He initiated a lot of very retrograde policy during a critical period in American history.”

The passage of time and the gaining of perspective tends to change how presidents are viewed. While Newby-Alexander thinks Reagan (9th) is overrated, specifically mentioning his stance on apartheid — he vetoed the Comprehensive Apartheid Act, which levied economic sanctions against South Africa in 1986 — Kaufman lists the reasons he would push the 40th U.S. president higher up the list.

“Winning the Cold War, restoring American economic prosperity rooted in Judeo-Christian values, and optimism about America’s exceptionalism,” Kaufman says. “He understood a) what the Soviet threat was about, b) what we needed to do to defeat it, and he left Bill Clinton a very strong hand. In many ways, we’ve been living off borrowed military capital of the Reagan buildup of the 1980s, when he inherited a military in disarray.”

And, although he says it might be an unpopular opinion, Kaufman thinks Trump (now ranked 41 out of 44 presidents) will also rise in future surveys.

“I think that, as the years go by, the president will get credit, however sausage-like the process was, for putting certain issues on the table that had long been neglected — sovereignty, particularly China, and energy independence,” he says. “I think China, which is the dominant foreign policy threat of our time, by my estimate, is something where Trump will get more credit, substantively, not temperamentally, than one would rate him now in the wreckage of his presidency.”

Newby-Alexander believes history will judge Obama (10th) more favorably.

“I would have put Barack Obama under Abraham Lincoln because he managed to not only provide us with an incredibly important health care initiative — while it has a lot of flaws, it was something that presidents have been trying to do for almost 100 years, and he succeeded,” she says. “Also, he was someone who got us out of a crisis that was actually deeper than the Great Depression when the stock market crashed in 1929. What we experienced right before he took office was worse than what Franklin Roosevelt dealt with, and he was able to pull us out. And I think that that has been tremendously underrated.”

The current president, Joe Biden, is not on the list, and historians say it is too early to judge him.

Source: Voice of America