Volvo Cars launches all-electric Volvo C40 Recharge; all cars to be pure electric by 2030

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Volvo Cars launched the battery-electric Volvo C40 Recharge; based on the CMA vehicle platform it is the first Volvo model designed as pure electric only. The fully electric C40 Recharge will be available online only. Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

Roskill sees recovery in lithium industry, buoyed by demand from rechargeable battery applications

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Q1 2020 saw monthly average prices fall further to less than US$7,000/t Li 2 CO 3 for the first time since 2014, eroding price increases caused by forecast strong demand growth in the lithium-ion battery industry and uncertainty over future supply.

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Nissan, Mitsubishi opt for Toshiba SCiB rechargeable battery for hybrid kei cars

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The battery will be integrated into the recuperation battery system supplied by Marelli Corporation. Toshiba Group will continue to strengthen its battery business, taking advantages of the characteristics of the SCiB. Batteries Hybrids Japan

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Unlocking Electric Trucking in the EU: Recharging Along Highways

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By Sam Hargreaves Limits to battery range and fast charging infrastructure have previously made the electrification of long-haul trucking difficult. The post Unlocking Electric Trucking in the EU: Recharging Along Highways appeared first on EV Obsession.

Road Test: 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 PHEV

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The company plans to do it with a mixture of all-electric vehicles, like the new XC40 Recharge, and plug-in hybrid versions of its SUVs and sedans. The XC90 Recharge is an example of the second group. The XC90 Recharge T8 has several drive modes to choose from.

Volvo XC40 Recharge EV to start at $53,990 in US before qualifying tax incentives

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The Volvo XC40 Recharge, the company’s first fully electric vehicle, will carry an MSRP of $53,990 when it arrives in US showrooms later this year. The purchase of an XC40 Recharge may qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500. Electric (Battery

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RMIT researchers demonstrate working rechargeable proton battery

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Researchers at Australia’s RMIT University have demonstrated for the first time a working rechargeable “proton battery”. The rechargeable battery is environmentally friendly, and has the potential, with further development, to store more energy than currently-available lithium ion batteries. The working prototype proton battery combines the best aspects of hydrogen fuel cells and battery-based electrical power. Batteries Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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New solid-electrolyte interphase may boost prospects for rechargeable Li-metal batteries

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Rechargeable lithium metal batteries with increased energy density, performance, and safety may be possible with a newly-developed, solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI), according to Penn State researchers. The SEI is key to the stabilization of lithium metal anodes for rechargeable batteries; however, the SEI is constantly reforming and consuming electrolyte with cycling. Batteries Materials

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GM researchers demonstrate hierarchical electrode architectures for high energy lithium-chalcogen rechargeable batteries

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Earlier this year, a team of researchers at the General Motors Research and Development Center in Warren, MI, with colleagues at Optimal CAE and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), reported demonstrating a rationally designed hierarchical porous carbon (SPC) electrode architectures with maximum micro-, meso- and macro-level porosities as the conductive framework for the lithium-chalcogen batteries. Batteries Li-SulfurLithium-chalcogen batteries—e.g.,

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ATLIS Motor Vehicles and Clemson University partner to advance development of EV batteries

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ATLIS Motor Vehicles, Inc. and Clemson University have partnered to advance development of electric-vehicle batteries that charge faster, last longer and can be scaled to fit a variety of vehicle classes. Batteries Electric (Battery

Toyota launches C+pod ultra-compact battery electric vehicle in Japan

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Toyota Motor Corporation announced a limited launch of the C+pod ultra-compact battery electric vehicle (BEV) to corporate users, local governments and other organizations that have been exploring new options to drive the popularization of BEVs. Electric (Battery) Japan

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SolidEnergy targeting rechargeable Li-metal smartphone battery in 2016, EV battery with 2x range in 2017

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SolidEnergy , an MIT spin-out commercializing solid electrolyte technology enabling the use of lithium metal anodes for high energy density rechargeable batteries ( earlier post ), says that in 2016, it and its battery manufacturing partners will release a 2 Ah commercial battery for the smartphone and wearable market. This is to be followed in 2017 by a 20 Ah electric vehicle battery offering more than two times the driving range of current Li-ion batteries.

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Volta Trucks selects Proterra to supply vehicle battery for full-electric Volta Zero

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Volta Trucks, a full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, has selected Proterra as the battery supplier for the Volta Zero. The Volta Zero is the first purpose-built, full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle designed specifically for inner city freight distribution.

Univ. of Missouri team progressing with convection battery; enabling rechargeable lithium-metal batteries

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The Li / Support is the electrode made possible with the convection battery technology. Galen Suppes say that they have further developed and validated the “convection battery” or “convection cell” technology originally announced in 2011 and 2012 ( earlier post ). The technology allows lithium-metal batteries to be recharged without the dendrite failure (short circuit) that has prevented rechargeable lithium-metal batteries from being commercially viable.

New electrode material for solid-state batteries improves performance

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A research team from Japan has recently developed a novel electrode material for all-solid-state batteries (ASSBs) by combining lithium sulfate and lithium ruthenate, which results in improved performance. However, they have never been applied to all-solid-state batteries.

Volvo XC40 Recharge and Polestar 2: EV cousins offer different takes on “premium”

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Starting in 2016, the Swedish brand has included plug-in hybrid versions of pretty much every new vehicle it sells in the US. . It’s called the XC40 Recharge, and the earliest versions aren’t cheap, priced from about $55,000 including delivery.

Toshiba to start field testing medium-sized EV bus with wireless recharging, SCiB Li-ion battery

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Toshiba Corporation has developed a fast, cable-free contactless charger for electric vehicles (EVs), and will field test it on a medium-sized EV bus designed to handle the power demands of regular high-speed journeys on expressways. kWh SCiB ( earlier post ) pack, Toshiba’s advanced lithium-ion rechargeable battery, and will make regular trips between All Nippon Airways Co. Batteries Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Smart charging

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More work reported on approaches to stabilizing lithium metal anodes for high energy rechargeable batteries

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Metallic lithium, with a high theoretical capacity of ~3,860 mAh g -1 , is one of the most promising materials for anodes in next-generation high energy rechargeable battery systems for long-range electric vehicles. S batteries requires a reliable lithium metal anode. ”. As a result of the optimization of the SPE as well as the cell assembly and cycling conditions, the V 2 O 5 lithium metal polymer batteries reached 796 Wh kg ?1 Batteries

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UT Austin team devises new strategy for safe, low-cost, all-solid-state rechargeable Na or Li batteries suited for EVs

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John Goodenough, known around the world for his pioneering work that led to the invention of the rechargeable lithium-ion battery, have devised a new strategy for a safe, low-cost, all-solid-state rechargeable sodium or lithium battery cell that has the required energy density and cycle life for a battery that powers an all-electric road vehicle. Murchison and John B Goodenough (2016) “Alternative Strategy for a Safe Rechargeable Battery” Energy Environ.

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EU funded project developing fast rechargeable zinc-polymer battery for hybrid and small electric vehicles

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million (US$5 million) research project to create a new class of fast rechargeable zinc-polymer batteries for hybrid and small electric vehicle applications. The PolyZion (Fast rechargeable zinc-polymer battery based on ionic liquids) received funding of €2.4 This research involves the development of a new class of fast rechargeable batteries based on a zinc-plastic system incorporating a novel, inexpensive, environmentally sustainable solvent.

Volkswagen and Schwarz Group supermarkets partner; electric WeShare fleet in Berlin to recharge at 140 new charging points

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The food retailers are to install 140 public charging stations for the electric vehicles of their customers at 60 Lidl and 10 Kaufland branches in the German capital. These will mainly be fast charging stations with a power rating of 50 kW which will be able to charge two vehicles simultaneously, one at a fast charging point and one at a normal charging point. the WeShare vehicle fleet will have exclusive charging rights. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Mobility services

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Volvo Cars inaugurates new battery assembly line at Ghent manufacturing plant

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Volvo Cars formally inaugurated a new battery assembly line at its Belgian manufacturing plant in Ghent, where it will start building its first fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge P8, later this year. Volvo XC40 Recharge powertrain. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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ARPA-E Battery/Storage Exposition 14 Jan

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The projects in the AMPED Program seek to develop advanced sensing, control, and power management technologies that redefine the way we think about battery management. BEEST (Batteries for Electrical Energy Storage in Transportation). ARPA-E Batteries

Mercedes-AMG reveals performance hybrid and battery-electric AMG derivative strategy

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Battery-electric AMG derivatives based on the new Mercedes Electric Vehicle Architecture (EVA) for luxury and premium-class vehicles. The lightweight high-performance battery is located in the rear above the rear axle. AMG High Performance Battery.

U Tokyo team proposes new high-capacity rechargeable battery system based on oxide-peroxide redox reaction

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are proposing a new sealed rechargeable battery system operating on a redox reaction between an oxide (O 2- ) and a peroxide (O 2 2- ) in the cathode. As described in a paper in the Nature open access journal Scientific Reports , the proposed battery system would have a theoretical specific energy of 2,570?Wh The new sealed battery system, with a theoretical specific energy of 2570 Wh kg ?1 The main discharge product for Li-O 2 batteries is Li 2 O 2 ….

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NTU Singapore and BlueSG launch ultra-fast charging electric tram; 20-second recharge

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Named the NTU-Blue Solutions Flash Shuttle, the fully electric vehicle only requires 20 seconds to recharge at stations which are fitted for its quick charging while passengers board and alight. It uses Bolloré’s Bluetram vehicle, which aims to be as efficient as tram systems, but comes with fast-charging and emission-free continuous operation. These will also add to the existing pool of electric vehicle charging stations around campus. Electric (Battery

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New Airbus lab in Shenzhen to push battery technology for electric aerial vehicles; collaboration with BYD

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In China, the recently opened Airbus China Innovation Center (ACIC) battery lab is looking to power a new generation of electric-powered aerial vehicles. Asia is the global epicenter of battery development and production, with Japan and Korea as the worldwide leaders. China’s ascension to battery development superpower has been vertiginous—the country is expected to produce 70% of the world’s EV batteries by 2021.

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Mercedes-Benz begins delivering eCitaro electric buses with second-generation Li-ion batteries

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Mercedes-Benz is switching to a more powerful generation of lithium-ion batteries in its electric buses ( earlier post ). The two new eCitaro G buses for ÜSTRA feature second-generation NMC lithium-ion batteries. The company also offers solid-state batteries as a storage option.

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MIT team synthesizes all carbon nanofiber electrodes for high-energy rechargeable Li-air batteries

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Thompson and Yang Shao-Horn, has synthesized carbon nanofiber (CNF), binder-free electrodes for lithium-air batteries that yield high gravimetric energies up to ~2500 W h kg discharged -1 at powers up to ~100 W kg discharged -1 —among the highest values reported for Li–O 2 batteries to date (including carbon-only and catalyst containing electrodes). Thompson and Yang Shao-Horn (2011) All-carbon-nanofiber electrodes for high-energy rechargeable Li–O 2 batteries.

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Mitsubishi Heavy to Enter Lithium-ion Secondary (Rechargeable) Battery Business

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MHI) has decided to build a commercial production verification plant in Nagasaki Prefecture and launch its operation by autumn 2010 in a move toward the company’s full-scale entry into the lithium-ion secondary (rechargeable) battery market. The new plant, to be built within the company’s Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works, will have a production capacity of 66 MWh of batteries a year, which is equivalent to 400,000 medium-size cells. Tags: Batteries

Lucid Motors announces long-term partnership with LG Chem for batteries for Lucid Air EV

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Lucid Motors announced a long-term partnership with leading EV battery supplier LG Chem for the Lucid Air electric sedan. In this way, Lucid will leverage the specific cell chemistry of LG Chem’s batteries to develop the most compact, yet energy dense, battery pack form possible.

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Hercules EV opens $20M Series A round; targeting electric pickup in late 2022; Prieto solid-state batteries

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James Breyer founded Hercules Electric Vehicles in 2018 with a vision to bring luxury eco-utility products to market, beginning with an electric pickup truck and followed by other electric mobility products. How Prieto 3D batteries work. Batteries Electric (Battery) Solid-state

Sales of Nissan e-POWER electrified vehicles in Japan surpasses 500,000-unit cumulative milestone

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Nissan announced that cumulative sales of vehicles with its e-POWER electrified powertrain ( earlier post ) surpassed 500,000 units at the end of March. The e-POWER system uses a highly efficient gasoline engine to generate electricity for the electric motor that propels the vehicle.

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Researchers Demonstrate Autonomous Underwater Vehicle With Novel Thermal Recharging Engine

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NASA, US Navy and university researchers have successfully demonstrated the first robotic underwater vehicle to be powered entirely by ocean thermal energy. The Sounding Oceanographic Lagrangrian Observer Thermal RECharging ( SOLO-TREC ) autonomous underwater vehicle uses a novel thermal recharging engine powered by the natural temperature differences found at different ocean depths. Its thermal recharging engine produced about 1.7

UN report highlights urgent need to tackle impact of EV battery production boom

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UNCTAD predicts that some 23 million electric vehicles will be sold over the coming decade: the market for rechargeable car batteries, currently estimated at $7 billion, is forecast to rise to $58 billion by 2024.

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Tohoku team develops rechargeable quasi-solid state lithium battery with organic crystalline cathode

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The cross-section of an organic crystalline all-solid battery. A pair of researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have developed a novel rechargeable solid-state lithium battery with an organic crystalline cathode. The battery features a novel cell design which prevents dissolution of the organic cathode compounds. Lithium ion batteries (LIB) have traditionally been used for portable electronic devices due to low weight, high energy density but high price.

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UCR researchers find commercial fast-charging damages EV batteries, propose new internal-resistance-based technique

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In order to make EVs more competitive with combustion engine vehicles, development of an effective fast charging technique is inevitable. However, improper employment of fast charging can damage the battery and bring safety hazards. Batteries Infrastructure Smart charging

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BMW’s GM of battery cell technology joins Wildcat Discovery’s board

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Wildcat Discovery Technologies, a technology company that uses proprietary high-throughput methods to develop new battery materials rapidly, announced that Dr. Peter Lamp, General Manager of the Battery Cell Technology Group at BMW AG, has joined its Board of Directors.

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INL, UCSD researchers find slow, low-energy charging of Li batteries creates glassy lithium; high-performance Li-metal batteries

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The findings suggest strategies for fine-tuning recharging approaches to boost battery life and—intriguingly—for making glassy metals for other applications. Lithium metal is a preferred anode for high-energy rechargeable batteries. Batteries Electric (Battery) Materials

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Researchers directly visualize formation and disappearance of Li-O2 reaction products; insights to support development of rechargeable lithium-air batteries

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During discharge, Li ions meet with reduced oxygen on the surface of the Li x V 2 O 5 electrode forming Li 2 O 2 , which is decomposed upon recharge. The rechargeable Li?air air (Li-O 2 ) battery represents a conceptually attractive energy storage device for electric vehicle applications due to its high theoretical energy storage capacity ( earlier post ); however, among the obstacles to commercialization is a lack of fundamental understanding of the reactions involved.

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Octillion to supply high-density batteries to FNM for 1,000 electric trucks for beverage maker Ambev

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Battery maker Octillion Power Systems will supply advanced lithium-ion batteries to Brazilian manufacturer FNM (Fábrica Nacional de Mobilidades) for the production of 1,000 electric trucks for beverage maker Ambev. A subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, Ambev announced that it will deploy the 1,000 electric delivery vehicles by the end of 2021. As a part of this launch, they are partnering with FNM and Ambev to invest in clean technologies for fleet vehicles.

Daimler Trucks unveils Mercedes-Benz fuel-cell concept truck, previews long-haul battery-electric truck; electrification strategy

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The premiere was staged during a presentation at STATION-Berlin of the company’s technology strategy for the electrification of its vehicles, with a focus on the technology for hydrogen-based fuel-cell trucks for the long-haul transport segment.

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New aqueous rechargeable lithium battery shows good safety, high reliability, high energy density and low cost; another post Li-ion alternative

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Schematic illustration of the aqueous rechargeable lithium battery (ARLB) using the coated lithium metal as anode, LiMn 2 O 4 as cathode and 0.5 Researchers from Fudan University in China and Technische Universität Chemnitz in Germany have developed an aqueous rechargeable lithium battery (ARLB) using coated Li metal as the anode. The cooling system, which is usually needed for large capacity battery modules, is not needed for the application in electric vehicles.

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