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Railways and boats applications of SCiB™.

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  • Central Japan Railway Company

    Self-propulsion Battery System for N700S Shinkansen

    N700S is the world's first high-speed train that is equipped with a self-propelled battery system. In the event of power outages, the system will allow the train to run to a safe place on its own for passenger evacuation.

    • Safety
    • Long Life
    • High Input/Output
    N700S Shinkansen (Photo courtesy of Central Japan Railway Company)
  • Siemens AG

    SCiB™ has been adopted by Siemens AG for its railway system "MIREO"

    SCiB™ is used as a traction power source for MIREO, a railway system produced by Siemens Mobility (battery system is mannufactured by Actia).
    Many of Europe's regional trains are operated in catenary free areas with diesel engines. But Siemens Mobility achieves not only zero emission of regional traffic, but also realizes high safety and long life system required for railway systems by using SCiB™ as a traction power source.

    • Safety
    • Long Life
    • High Input/Output
    Siemens AG
  • West Japan Railway Company

    SCiB™ is used in the hybrid propulsion system for "TWILIGHT EXPRESS MIZUKAZE"

    SCiB™ is adopted for hybrid propulsion system of TWILIGHT EXPRESS MIZUKAZE which is operated by West Japan Railway Company starting June 17, 2017. TWILIGHT EXPRESS MIZUKAZE is a new luxury sleeper train that elegantly captures the concept of
    “a hotel moving through the beautiful Japanese landscape – superior quality with a touch of nostalgia.” The train is driven by electric power which is generated by a diesel engine and assisted by SCiB™. During braking, the regenerative energy is stored in SCiB™ and is later used for motor assist during acceleration. This leads to increased energy efficiency and fuel economy, thus contributing to a high environmental performance.

    • Safety
    • Long Life
    • High Input/Output

    Toshiba Press Release (2017-06-16):
    Toshiba's Hybrid Propulsion System to Power TWILIGHT EXPRESS MIZUKAZE, West Japan Railway Company Luxurious Sleeper Train

    TWILIGHT EXPRESS MIZUKAZE (Photo courtesy of JR WEST)
  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.

    Toshiba Delivers Emergency-Running Battery System for Tokyo Metro Ginza Line

    Installation of the battery storage system enables to carry the passengers to the nearest station in emergency power loss. Additionally, without using the outer grid, the system manages to roll a train out from the rail yard.

    • Safety
    • Long Life
    • Low-temp Operation

    Toshiba Press Release (2016-06-14):
    Toshiba Delivers Emergency-Running Battery System for Tokyo Metro Ginza Line

    SCiB™ Energy Storage Applications System

    Battery Energy Storage Systems for Rolling Stock Using SCiB™ Lithium-Ion Battery(PDF/378KB)

    Ginza Line series 1000 electric multiple unit (EMU) of Tokyo Metro co., Ltd.
  • Tobu Railway Co., Ltd.

    Traction energy storage system (TESS) for efficiently using electricity generated by decelerating trains

    In order to efficiently use electricity, Tobu Railway utilizes TESS, which stores traction energy generated by trains as they decelerate entering a station and later releases that stored energy when trains accelerate leaving the station.

    • Safety
    • Long Life
    • High Input/Output

    Toshiba Press Release (2014-12-18): Toshiba Supplies Traction Energy Storage System for Tobu Railway

    Traction Energy Storage System with SCiB™
    For DC Railway Power Supply Systems

    Operator Interview Tobu Railway (TESS)

    TOSHIBA REVIEW: Stationary Traction Energy Storage System for Railway Transportation Systems (PDF: 487 KB)

    Tobu Railway Co., Ltd.
  • Actio Corporation

    A storage battery system is used as the power source for a battery-driven locomotive.

    Actio's battery-driven drilling locomotive operates with SCiB™.
    SCiB™ is used because the new locomotive provides flat torque characteristics as well as a considerably higher pull-in torque than a conventional locomotive.

    • Safety
    • Long Life
    • High Input/Output
    Actio Corporation
  • Shin-Tomoe Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

    SCiB™ adopted to energy storage system of battery powered locomotive.

    Shin-Tomoe's battery powered locomotive operates with SCiB™.
    This locomotive is used to towing the freight car for tunnel construction.
    This new system achieved to shorten charging time dramatically, and also improved charging efficiency of regenerative power in comparison to conventional battery system.
    In addition, it is free from maintenance such as distilled water refills or ventilation during charging.

    • Safety
    • Long Life
    • Rapid Charging

    Shin-Tomoe Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Website link

    Shin-Tomoe Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Boats

  • Damen Shipyards

    SCiB™ has been adopted by Damen Shipyards for the electric ferry

    SCiB™ is used as the power source for the electric ferry which is designed and built by Damen Shipyards (Damen Ferry 2306E3). The battery system has acquired the DNV-GL standard of the ship certification body, which means not only reduces pollution due to exhaust gas and fuel cost of ships but also it has been evaluated as a highly reliable battery system.

    • Safety
    • Long Life
    Damen Shipyards
  • Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

    Raicho N, a hybrid electric boat, utilizes SCiB™.

    Toshiba's SCiB™ rechargeable battery is deployed on Raicho N, a hybrid boat with a rapid charging system that was built as part of research and development of battery-operated boats.

    • Safety
    • Long Life
    Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology