A new report from Duke Energy’s corporate research arm shows the utility is working on developing an electric vehicle powered by the Blue Ridge Energy Kinetic Energy (BRKE) system.
The report says BRKE is a novel fuel cell electric vehicle battery that uses the energy from wind turbines to produce electricity.
It is expected to be in service in 2022.
It will also be used to generate clean energy from natural gas and to power Duke’s power plants, according to the report.
Duke Energy did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CBC News.
The new battery is being built by a company called Bixi, which was founded in 2015 and has a focus on creating high-quality fuel cell battery technology.
The company is now part of a larger energy company called Calfree Energy, according a press release from Duke’s corporate development department.
Calfee Energy is also a major player in a new solar farm project in North Carolina, and is partnering with Duke Energy on a battery project that will be built in North Dakota, according the release.
The Duke Energy Blue Ridge Battery is a hybrid system that uses energy from both wind turbines and the natural gas turbines.
The energy is used to produce hydrogen fuel for the generators, and it is then used to power the generators.
The project is being developed in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, according its press release.