Anti-Idling & Auxiliary Power Technology

Auxiliary Power Unit Overview

eCAMION is committed to reduce harmful emissions and contribute to a healthier environment. We design anti idling and auxiliary power systems, using Smart Energy Storage units for any type of heavy-duty fleet vehicle

We design safe smart energy storage units to meet the most demanding applications. All of units are modular, scalable by optimizing new battery chemistries as well as repurposed vehicle batteries. Each unit has an integrated Battery Management System (BMS), advanced electronics and intelligent controls to maintain its safe operation

Applications:

  • Supporting aging infrastructure and improving asset utilization
  • Distributed generation and integration of renewables
  • EV infrastructure
  • Power quality and demand response
  • Back up power for critical buildings
  • Auxiliary power systems for Police,EMS and Utilities

Benefits:

  • Payback in Under 3 years
  • Substantial operating and fuel costs reduction
  • CO2 and NO4 emissions reduced
  • Shore Power charging or Alternator
  • Complete functionality
  • Reduced Noise Pollution
  • Rugged design
  • Solar Power recharging optional


The problem faced by a large urban distribution grid infrastructure is the same as for road infrastructure. Grids have become antiquated and inefficient over time. With more renewable generation (wind/solar) coming online and the unknown demands arising from electric vehicles, the ability of a utility to deliver electricity will create further stress on aging infrastructure.

At present there is no integrated tool available to the distribution grid to manage this increased renewable penetration and growth in electric vehicles. A “big box” retailer with a roof top solar panel could overload the local grid. Similarly a cluster of EVs charging at the same time can also overburden the grid.

Urban utilities are facing growing levels of required infrastructure investment. In 2011, Toronto Hydro spent over $400 million in infrastructure upgrades to maintain its 25,000 km distribution grid. New York City spent nearly $2 billion in 2011 on its electricity distribution infrastructure. This spending is necessary and will continue to grow unless innovation is introduced to manage and efficiently renew this infrastructure.

Anti-Idling & Auxiliary Power Technology Brochures

  • – APU Overview Flyer
  • – Auxiliary Power

Key Areas

Energy storage is the “linchpin” of the new energy era as it can drive advancement in four key areas:

  • Increases electricity grid asset utilization, thus deferring capital investments
  • Handles the intermittent nature of distributed renewable generation (wind/solar) with ramping/firming
  • Supports building automation, provides back-up power and can be used in auxiliary power unit (eAPU) applications, all of which can help shift demands on the electricity grid
  • Supports deployment of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure by creating access points with time-managed charging costs while also allowing the utility to control the highly-localized demand peaks in clusters of EVs charging at the same time


Recent Projects