MG opens new premises with wind powered musical performance

Save the date! On Friday June 9 we’ll be opening our new MG energy storage factory – with a wind powered musical performance by Syb van der Ploeg en Piter Wilkens!

Wind energy

For this special occasion, one of our very own MG battery system will be transported to Windpark A7 (near exit 16). From Wednesday evening on, it will be charged with wind energy, harvested by Noordenwind wind mills.

Syb van der Ploeg and Piter Wilkens

This green energy will be used to power a sustainable musical performance by none other than Syb van der Ploeg and Piter Wilkens. Together they will present their brand new song, ‘Leven van de Wind’ (‘living off the wind’).

Sustainable music

These famous Dutch singer/songwriters founded JIT foundation to develop innovative audiovisual productions, with sustainability as a theme.

This unique collaboration of JIT, Noordenwind and MG Energy Systems opens a new market. We are very excited and proud to join forces and host this very special event.

Celebrate with us

We’ll be working on sunshine, we’ll be singing on wind. Will you be there to celebrate with us? You’re welcome to join us!

When?

Friday June 9
15:00 o’clock

Where?

Foeke Sjoerdswei 3
8914 BH Leeuwarden

Meet us at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2017

From the 6th until the 8th of June 2017 MG will be present at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2017, in Amsterdam. We’re very excited to present our newest technology to you.

Come and visit us

If you have questions about our innovative products and solutions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you at booth E3045!

Opening hours

Tuesday 8 June 10:30 – 18:00
Wednesday 9 June 10:30 – 19:00 *
Thursday 10 June 11.00 – 17:00

*free drinks party from 17.30 to 19.00 hrs

Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2016 free exhibition pass

Location

RAI Amsterdam,
Europaplein,
1078 GZ Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

You will find us in
booth E3045

Coming back from a crash: MG’s Furia wins Eneco Solar Boat Race

Last weekend the 2017 solar boat racing season was opened in Akkrum by the Eneco Solar Boat Race NK 2017. The two day race event comprised three challenges: a 52 km endurance race on Friday May 26th, a 1 hour lap race on Saturday May 27th, followed by a 350 meter sprint race for the grand finale. The weighted results of all three elements were taken into account to determine the overall winner.

After a winter spent indoors improving our Furia, we were eager to get back in the water and put our efforts to the test. The sun shone bright, our hopes were high and we started off quite well, setting a new record in the endurance race of 1 hour and 45 minutes. But then our fortunes turned. Early in the lap race we ran into some debris under water and our propellor got hit. Upon investigation we found out it was severely damaged, wrecked beyond repair. It seemed the race was over.

But if there’s one thing we’ve learned in all these years of racing, it’s to to never give up. Through the worst of setbacks, our team has developed a handy habit of carrying spare parts, for just about anything. Including a propellor. Within seven minutes the prop was switched, the boat back in the water, and the pursuit well on its way.

We were on the brink of dropping out. And for a while it seemed as if we’d finish last. But our team pushed through on sheer determination. Once again, our Furia finished first. Furthermore, we won the sprint race. For the fourth time, we secured the Dutch championship.

We’d like to thank Eneco Zonnebootrace for another fantastic event. We enjoyed the challenge and are proud to have won!

High-energy battery power at METSTRADE 2016

From the 15th until the 17th of November 2016 MG will be present at the METSTRADE Show 2016, in Amsterdam. We’re very excited to present our newest technology to you.


NEW: High energy lithium-ion battery module

What would happen… when you combine Tesla’s preferred energy cells with MG’s preferred technology? At METSTRADE 2016 we proudly introduce to you our brand new and highly innovative lithium-ion HE battery module. It’s enormously high in energy.It’s a 5th the weight of a standard AGM deep cycle battery. And it’s very cost competitive. What more would you need?


NEW: MG Master LV ((150A / 400A / 600A / 1000A)

For optimal operation we also developed a designed a high-end battery management controller, the MG Master LV (150A / 400A / 600A / 1000A). This all-in-one controller cleverly combines a main switch, fuse box, DC distribution system and Battery Management System in one compact design.


Entire system on display & in action

Both new products will be in stock Februari 2017, but you can see them next week in Amsterdam, on display and in action. To demonstrate their superiority to you, the complete system will be powering our booth during the show.

Come and visit us

Are you curious to see our new products and meet our team? Visit us on November 15 – 17 in the in Amsterdam RAI, booth number 05.141. The METSTRADE Show is the world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry. We look forward to meeting you there!

Opening hours

Tuesday 15 November 10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 16 November 09:00 – 18:00
Thursday 17 November 11.00 – 17:00

Location

RAI Amsterdam,
Europaplein,
1078 GZ Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

You will find us at booth #05.141

MG’s Furia wins international solar boat challenges and sets a new speed record

Winner of the Dutch Solar Challenge 2016

Some say there is only one thing harder than winning a title: defending it. Cliché as it may sound, it sure felt like this during the Dutch Solar Challenge last month. No race was harder, yet no victory was sweeter. It was a narrow squeak, but we managed to win the Dutch Solar Challenge once again and thereby prolong our uninterrupted string of back-to-back victories since 2009.

This year’s edition of the Dutch world championship turned out to be an exciting week of adversity, tough competition and unexpected twists and thrills until the very last mile. Due to bad luck and mechanical mishaps to the MG powered Furia solar boat in the first few days, we saw our chances of prolonging our title rapidly diminishing. Midway through the race we placed second in the overall ranking with little hope of securing another win. Our fiercest contestant, TU Delft Solar Boat Team, succeeded in developing a very competitive boat, with top speeds rivaling ours. But the hardest part was yet to come.

Because the longest and final leg of the race on Saturday was also reputed as the most challenging of all. Even more because the sun was expected to disappear and rain was predicted for the last 30 kilometers; in the end it all came down to energy management and strategy. By keeping a sharp eye on the weather, meticulously monitoring our battery capacity, and our solution’s superior efficiency, we eventually flew across the final finish line at 40 km/h – first – and so far ahead of the rest of the field we conquered the world championship title once more. The team felt more proud than ever before for having persevered against all odds.

On top of that, we were the fastest to travel the total distance and ranked first in the sprinting championship.

Winner of the Monaco Solar Boat Challenge

Little time was left for celebration, because three days later we left for Monaco to defend our title during the Monaco Solar Boat Challenge. A whole new ballgame, because this is the first and only contest for solar-powered race boats to take place on open sea.

During three days of competition on the Mediterranean waters, combining a fleet endurance race, a timed slalom course and one-on-one duels, we proved our supremacy by ranking first in each and every challenge and winning the overall championship title for the third year running.

Another highlight was the International YCM International Speed Record, over the distance of one eighth of a nautical mile. In company of tough competition, we are very proud to have set the new average speed of 49.10km/h, beating our own record set in 2015.

The third edition was inevitably overshadowed by the tragic events that took place in Nice on 14th July. During the somber parade on Friday, we paid homage to the victims and their families. All participants were keen to show solidarity and reaffirmed our shared desire to build a better future together.

Powered by CLAFIS and Victron Energy

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors, especially CLAFIS and Victron Energy, for enabling us to join these spectacular races and also cheering us on along the way, with unwavering faith and support.

Meet us at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2016

From the 21st until the 23rd of June 2016 MG will be present at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2016, in Amsterdam. We’re very excited to present our newest technology to you.

High energy battery module

One of the systems on display is MG’s new battery series. High energy density combined with very low weight makes this an ideal 24V supply for emergency, service, radio and auxiliary electronics batteries for yachts, commercial vessels and support vessels.

High-end battery system for hybrid and full-electric propulsion applications

Also on display will be MG’s high-end lithium-ion modular battery system, designed to comply with the highest safety standards in the marine market. Various innovative technologies yield high safety, high energy density, long lifespan and high charge/discharge rates. On top of that, MG is achieving DNV-GL type approval for this unique system.

All-in-one power station

Finally MG will present an all-in-one power station, combining MG’s high-end battery system, with an innovative generator and power electronics, all packed in a small footprint. Developed in cooperation with WhisperPower and Visedo, , this all-in-one solution features easy installation, energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Come and visit us

If you have questions about our innovative products and solutions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you at booth #3100!

Opening hours

Tuesday 21 June 10:30 – 18:00
Wednesday 22 June 10:30 – 19:00 *
Thursday 23 June 11.00 – 17:00

*free drinks party from 17.30 to 19.00 hrs

Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2016 free exhibition pass

Location

RAI Amsterdam,
Europaplein,
1078 GZ Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

You will find us in Hall 11
booth #3100