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™ […]

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 […]

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.

Kabuga Fit to Stand Trial Over Rwanda Genocide: UN Tribunal

Felicien Kabuga, an alleged financier of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, is fit to stand trial, a U.N. tribunal ruled Monday, saying it must begin “as soon as possible” in The Hague.”The Defence has not established that Kabuga is presently unfit for trial…

Felicien Kabuga, an alleged financier of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, is fit to stand trial, a U.N. tribunal ruled Monday, saying it must begin “as soon as possible” in The Hague.

“The Defence has not established that Kabuga is presently unfit for trial,” the ruling said, after lawyers had sought to halt proceedings on health grounds.

Kabuga was arrested on May 16, 2020, in a Paris suburb after 25 years on the run.

He is accused of helping create the Interahamwe Hutu militia, the main armed group of the 1994 genocide that claimed more than 800,000 lives, according to the United Nations.

Kabuga, 87, is currently in detention in The Hague awaiting trial before the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT), which is completing the work of the disbanded International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

Various experts were involved in preparing the case for the tribunal, which “unequivocally demonstrates that Kabuga is in a vulnerable and fragile state and requires intensive medical care and monitoring,” the MICT said.

The opinions of independent forensic experts differed on Kabuga’s fitness to stand trial, but they agreed that his condition could render him unfit in the future, the tribunal said.

He needs “24-hour nursing care” and as such currently resides in a prison hospital, it added.

The judges conceded that the issue of Kabuga’s fitness to stand trial had not been “easy to determine” and recommended that his condition be monitored continuously.

The MICT said it was in the interests of justice for the trial to begin as soon as possible and to proceed in the tribunal’s branch in The Hague — rather than its Arusha chamber.

Kabuga, a former president of the Radio Television Libre des Mille Collines, which broadcast calls for the killing of Tutsis, is accused by the MICT of genocide, incitement to commit genocide and crimes against humanity.

Source: Voice of America

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 mad…

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

IMF Calls for Accelerated Anti-Corruption Fight During Pandemic in Africa

Botswana is hosting an anti-corruption conference (June 13-14) led by the African Union and the International Monetary Fund. The IMF said the COVID pandemic has underscored the need for good governance.IMF deputy managing director Antoinette Sayeh said…

Botswana is hosting an anti-corruption conference (June 13-14) led by the African Union and the International Monetary Fund. The IMF said the COVID pandemic has underscored the need for good governance.

IMF deputy managing director Antoinette Sayeh said the continent faces increasing challenges in fighting corruption particularly due to the COVID-19 crisis.

“Of course, corruption has long been an issue,” Sayeh said. “But today as we face multiple crises at once – the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the ongoing challenges of climate change and the security situation in the Sahel – the need for good governance has only become more urgent.”

Sayeh said countries with strong economic institutions respond better to the new challenges and prepare for a resilient recovery.

She said the IMF has stepped up anti-corruption efforts to ensure accountability during the pandemic.

“Countries receiving IMF emergency financing must commit to transparency and accountability safeguards,” Sayeh said. “This included publishing COVID-19 related procurement contracts — including beneficial ownership of companies, conducting and publishing audits and detailed reporting on COVID spending. In cases of severe governance weaknesses, we work with authorities to ensure remedies would be taken.”

Africa Union commission department director Djamel Ghrib said there is a need for the continent to utilize technology to fight corruption.

“Corruption however does not seem to be moving and Africa remains the region most affected by this scourge,” Ghrib said. “We should all take advantage of the fourth revolution’s impact and wave of element of trust that it has brought to our life. The opportunity of digitization to curb corruption is here and we need to take advantage.”

Transparency International notes that while technology is now available to help uncover corruption, the lack of a supporting legal framework, among other things, hampers progress.

Botswana’s Ministry of Finance secretary for development and budget, Olesitse Masimega says corruption undermines development in most African countries.

“I need to mention the possibility of weak governance and corruption scaring foreign investors and potential business partners that could support economic expansion and modernization, or at worst attracting the wrong kind that would perpetuate the bad outcomes for the economy and society,” Masimega said.

Despite commitments made by leaders in Africa in 2018 to fight corruption, sub-Saharan African remains the world’s lowest scoring region on the International Transparency Corruption Perception Index.

Source: Voice of America