Volvo reuses bus batteries for solar storage

Green Car Reports

As solar installations ramp up and electric vehicles have been on the market for a few years, automakers are starting to look for ways to get more life out of old electric-car batteries, repurposing them for stationary storage. And if you're going to use vehicle old batteries for storage, you might as well use big ones. Volvo, which builds trucks. battery pack Buses

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Volvo announces battery suppliers for upcoming EV lineup, including Polestar

Green Car Reports

Volvo, one of the first automakers to announce it would add electric power to its whole lineup, on Wednesday took the unusual step of formally announcing who will supply the batteries for all those electric cars. Polestar 2 lithium batteries

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First electric Volvo trucks delivered to customers

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Volvo Trucks delivered its first all-electric vehicles on 19 February: a refuse truck to waste and recycling company Renova, and a distribution truck to the logistics company DB Schenker and partner haulier TGM, operating in Sweden. —Roger Alm, President Volvo Trucks.

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Mercedes' carbon-neutral future, Volvo's battery suppliers, Honda's EV: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

And Volvo names its battery suppliers. Volvo took an unusual step in naming its official battery suppliers for its upcoming electric vehicles, like the Polestar 2 and the upcoming all-electric version. Mercedes-Benz plans to go all-renewable—globally.

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Volvo Cars preparing to introduce all-electric XC40 SUV; focus on safety

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Volvo Cars will introduce the fully electric XC40 SUV to the public on 16 October. The company says that, in true Volvo tradition, it is also introducing one of the safest cars on the road, despite a fresh set of challenges presented by the absence of an internal combustion engine.

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Volvo Group and Samsung SDI enter strategic alliance to develop battery packs for trucks

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Volvo Group and Samsung SDI have entered into a strategic alliance to develop battery packs for Volvo Group’s electric trucks. Working together with Samsung SDI, Volvo Group aims to accelerate the speed of development and strengthen the long-term capabilities and assets within electromobility, to the benefit of customers in different truck segments and markets. We welcome the expertise Samsung SDI brings into the Volvo Group.

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Volvo Buses in project researching use of second-life electric bus batteries to store solar energy

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Volvo Buses is participating in a research project in which used electric bus batteries are used as solar energy storage units. Batteries from electric bus route 55 in Gothenburg, Sweden are being used for solar energy storage in a second-life application.

2018 118

Volvo batteries, California superhighways, more efficient motors: Today's Car News

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Volvo is pulling depleted batteries out of electric buses to use as energy storage for solar in a large apartment complex in Sweden. Batteries Today in Car NewsCould high-speed rail be replaced with high-speed highways? Argonne National Lab has developed a smaller, lighter, more efficient electric motor. All this and more on Green Car Reports. As California's high-speed.

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Volvo Trucks to demonstrate Volvo VNR electric trucks in California in 2019; commercialize in NA in 2020

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Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric Volvo VNR regional-haul demonstrators in California next year, operating in distribution, regional-haul and drayage operations. Sister company Volvo Buses has sold more than 4,000 electrified buses since 2010.

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Volvo Car Group signs multi-billion Li-ion dollar battery supply deals with CATL and LG Chem

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Volvo Car Group has signed long-term agreements with leading battery makers CATL and LG Chem to ensure the multi-billion dollar supply of lithium-ion batteries over the coming decade for next generation Volvo and Polestar models. The agreements cover the global supply of battery modules for all models on the upcoming SPA2 and the existing CMA modular vehicle platforms and represent a major step towards realizing Volvo Cars’ ambitious electrification strategy.

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Volvo Trucks presents second electric truck model in three weeks: Volvo FE Electric

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Just three weeks after the unveiling of Volvo Trucks’ first all-electric truck, the Volvo FL Electric ( earlier post ), the company is expanding its product range with a second electric truck. power) with a Volvo 2-speed transmission. Volvo FE Electric drivetrain.

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Volvo extends S60 range with plug-in hybrid powertrain and new trim levels

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Volvo has extended its S60 range—the third generation of the premium mid-size sedan—to incorporate further powertrain choices and equipment grades, including an all­wheel­drive gasoline-electric hybrid and a trim level that focuses on luxury and craftsmanship.

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Volvo Trucks introduces its first electric truck for commercial use; sales and production start next year

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Volvo Trucks introduced its first battery-electric truck for commercial use: the Volvo FL Electric for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications. Electric drive unit for Volvo FL Electric. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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Volvo Trucks presents Vera autonomous electric vehicle for future transport solutions

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Volvo Trucks unveiled Vera : an autonomous, electric vehicle that can operate with significantly less exhaust emissions and low noise levels. The driveline and battery pack are of the same type that are used in Volvo Trucks’ electric trucks.

2018 136

Volvo Trucks NA offers battery-powered parking cooler

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Volvo Trucks North America introduced a battery-powered parking cooler as a factory-installed option for its VNM 630, VNL 630, VNL 670, VNL 730 and VNL 780 sleeper models. Smart energy management software is also included and protects the engine’s starting batteries from being run down.

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Volvo Cars and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving

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Volvo Cars and Uber presented a jointly developed production car capable of driving by itself, the next step in the strategic collaboration between both companies. —Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars.

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Volvo Trucks to begin selling all-electric trucks in North America in 2020

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As part of an innovative partnership between the Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and industry leaders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure ( earlier post ), Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric truck demonstrators in California next year, and commercialize them in North America in 2020. million to SCAQMD for the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project.

Tesla’s profit, Volvo’s mobile charging investment, researchers’ "mass-less" batteries: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Volvo invests in mobile charging. Vehicle bodies might double as batteries in the future. And yes, the day has finally come for Tesla. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla yesterday reported a profit. With some creative number-crunching, it also claimed to have the best-selling car in the U.S. on a revenue basis. Other good news for. Today in Car News

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Volvo develops advanced new batteries for EVs

Green Cars News

Volvo has developed a new system for storing electrical energy in cars which could see us kiss goodbye to heavy batteries. Electric cars Volvo

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2018 Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrid SUV: bigger battery, slight range boost

Green Car Reports

It's a shock to realize that the Volvo XC90 large luxury SUV is now in its third model year. The first new Volvo in more than five years when it debuted in 2016, the seven-seat XC90 was an entirely new design that redefined luxury in a Swedish vein and won numerous awards, including North American Utility Vehicle of the Year. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Seven-seater SUV EPA Ratings three row battery capacity

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Old electric car batteries, VW battery pack, and Volvo XC60 T8 plug-in: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Take a closer look at what happens to older electric car batteries. VW shares the first details about the battery pack behind its global electric-car strategy. Volvo recalls the XC60 T8 plug-in's charging cable. And we provide an answer to the question: What happens when electric cars are flooded? All of this and more on Green Car Reports.

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Volvo Buses and Singapore University NTU demo world’s first full size autonomous electric bus

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Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have demonstrated the world’s first 12-meter autonomous electric bus. The Volvo bus will soon begin trials on the NTU campus. This is Volvo’s first autonomous fully electric bus in public transportation.

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Volvo Cars aiming for 50% of sales to be fully electric by 2025

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Volvo Cars aims for fully electric cars to make up 50% of its sales by 2025, the company announced in Beijing. The announcement builds on Volvo Cars’ 2017 announcement that all new models released from 2019 will be available as either a mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid or battery-electric vehicle.

2018 95

Volvo's electrification push expanding to every corner of the market

Green Car Reports

When it launches its 2019 Volvo S60 T8 Polestar Engineered next year, the Swedish automaker will nearly complete a startling turn toward electrification in less than a decade that began with a small-volume wagon in 2011 and will soon incorporate a full battery electric vehicle and every model in showrooms.

2018 82

Volvo CE to launch electric compact wheel loaders and excavators in 2020; stopping new diesel development on those models

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In an industry-first move, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that in 2020 it will start the launch of an electric range of Volvo-branded compact wheel loaders and compact excavators. By mid-2020, Volvo CE will begin to launch a range of electric compact excavators (EC15 to EC27) and wheel loaders (L20 to L28), stopping new diesel engine-based development of these models. Electric (Battery) Off-road

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Volvo Cars and Baidu jointly to develop and manufacture electric autonomous cars for China

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Volvo Cars has reached an agreement with Baidu, the leading Chinese internet search provider, jointly to develop electric and fully autonomous drive-compatible cars with the aim of mass producing them for China, the largest car market in the world. Volvo Cars and Baidu will pool resources to take the next step and prepare for mass manufacturing of fully electric and autonomous cars, according to the agreement. The collaboration with Baidu is Volvo Cars’ first of its kind in China.

2018 87

Volvo to electrify all cars from 2019: 'end of internal-combustion engine alone'

Green Car Reports

Volvo has announced a major leap forward in an effort to embrace an electrified portfolio of vehicles. To be clear, this is not the immediate end of the internal-combustion engine for Volvo: its electrified future.

2017 95

The Volvo Recharge

Plug In Partners

This time, it's Volvo. Volvo Cars is introducing the Volvo ReCharge Concept , a plug-in hybrid with individual electric wheel motors and batteries that can be recharged via a regular electrical outlet for maximum environmental benefit.

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Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in electric car charging company FreeWire

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Volvo Cars has acquired a stake in mobile EV rapid charging company FreeWire Technologies ( earlier post ) via the Volvo Cars Tech Fund. While Volvo Cars’ electrification strategy does not envision direct ownership of charging or service stations, the investment in FreeWire reinforces its overall commitment to supporting a widespread transition to electric mobility together with other partners, the company said. —Zaki Fasihuddin, CEO of the Volvo Cars Tech Fund.

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Volvo Diesels In

Plug In Partners

This time, it is Volvo. Volvo C30 plug-in hybrid concept AutoBlogGreen "German auto website, Autobild, is reporting that Volvo is working on a plug-in diesel-electric hybrid with a similar powertrain design to the Chevy Volt concept unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in early January.

2007 130

Maxwell puts lifetime value of ultracap subsystem deal with Geely/Volvo at ~$100M

Green Car Congress

Maxwell Technologies is putting the lifetime value of its recently announced deal to provide ultracapacitor-based subsystems to Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely), the parent company of leading brands such as Volvo and Geely Auto ( earlier post ), at $100 million. Batteries

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Volvo Buses unveiling Volvo 7900 Electric bus at Busworld in October

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When Volvo Buses participates in the Busworld exhibition in Kortrijk, Belgium in October, the company will unveil the Volvo 7900 Electric—Volvo’s first series-produced electric bus under its own brand. The bus’s batteries are charged through the energy generated during engine braking, as well as at bus stops via the power grid. A battery charge via the power grid takes maximum 6 minutes, corresponding to around 10 km of driving.

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News in brief: Volvo makes electric car battery order

Green Cars News

Volvo is continuing to push its electric car programme after securing a second supply order for lithium-ion batteries. EnerDel has received the order for 24kWh lithium-ion battery packs to be used in the Volvo C30 electric car (pictured). The battery pack features [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Volvo electric cars EnerDel green cars Volvo C30

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Mack Trucks unveils battery-electric Mack LR Refuse demonstration model

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Mack Trucks unveiled the Mack LR battery electric vehicle (BEV) at WasteExpo 2019. Four NMC lithium-ion batteries (Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide) are charged via a 150kW, SAE J1772-compliant charging system. Mack Trucks is part of the Volvo Group.

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NTU and Volvo jointly to develop autonomous electric buses in Singapore; Volvo’s first autonomous public transportation application

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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Volvo Buses will begin testing autonomous electric passenger buses in Singapore in 2019. For Volvo, this will be its first autonomous application in public transportation anywhere in the world. Volvo has already demonstrated its autonomous technology in mining, quarry and refuse collection operations. The 12-meter Volvo 7900 Electric bus is already in service around the world.

2018 65

Volvo Cars to eliminate diesel engines from the new S60 sedan

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The new Volvo S60 sedan to be launched later this spring will be the first Volvo to be produced without a diesel engine option. All new Volvo models launched from 2019 will be available as either a mild gasoline hybrid, plug-in gasoline hybrid or battery electric vehicle. Volvo Cars was the first traditional car maker to commit to all-out electrification in July 2017. —Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars.

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Volvo Cars to introduce 3-cylinder FWD PHEV in 2018, BEVs & 48V mild hybrid in 2019; Modular Electrification Platform

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Volvo Cars will introduce a front-wheel drive (FWD), 3-cylinder engine variant of its Twin Engine plug-in hybrid electric vehicle system in 2018, followed by its first production battery-electric vehicles and a new 48V mild hybrid system in 2019, according to Mats Anderson, Senior Director of Electric Propulsion Systems. Currently in its line-up, Volvo offers the T8 Twin Engine all-wheel drive (AWD) system, currently on the XC 90 T8 Drive-E Twin Engine ( earlier post ).

2017 97

Volvo Cars expects ½ of annual sales from BEVs by middle of next decade; ? autonomous; ½ subscription-based

Green Car Congress

Volvo Cars said that by the middle of the next decade, it expects to generate half of all sales annually from fully electric cars; one third of all cars sold to be autonomous driving cars and half of all cars it offers to customers from its subscription service. This means that Volvo Cars is also changing rapidly. These initiatives will help transform Volvo from being purely a car company to being a direct consumer services provider. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery

2018 65

Volvo Cars unveils CMA-based 40 series concepts; battery-electric and PHEV versions; first production in 2017

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Volvo Cars unveiled two new 40 series concept cars, marking the official launch of its global small car strategy. The new concept cars will be the first built around Volvo’s new Compact. Volvo plans to have sold a total of up to 1 million electrified cars by 2025 globally.

2016 78

2019 Volvo XC40 small SUV to become brand's first electric car

Green Car Reports

Two years ago, the Volvo XC90 large SUV launched to widespread acclaim and awards as the Sino-Swedish brand's first all-new vehicle in six years. The 2018 Volvo XC60 mid-size crossover utility is now starting to filter into dealers, to be followed by its. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV It was followed by the S90 sedan and V90 wagon in 2017, filling out its large luxury lineup.

2017 72

Volvo Cars introducing range of new electrified powertrains; plug-in options for every model; mild-hybrid rollout

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Volvo Cars is releasing upgraded and newly-developed electrified powertrain options to be made available across its entire model range going forward. Refreshed Volvo XC90 Inscription T8 Twin Engine.

2019 96

Volvo Cars reveals new XC60 premium SUV, led by PHEV model, at Geneva

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Volvo Cars revealed the much-anticipated new XC60 premium SUV at the Geneva Motor Show. The new car replaces Volvo’s highly-successful original XC60, which in the nine years since its launch became the bestselling premium mid-sized SUV in Europe with nearly a million units sold globally.

2017 85

Volvo's current diesels may be its last: CEO

Green Car Reports

That includes Volvo, whose chief executive officer has declared its newest generation of diesel engines may be its last, according to. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Diesel cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Diesel has had an increasing rough ride during the current decade—scandals, emission crackdowns, a push for electric vehicles—and it's becoming clear that some automakers are reaching their limits.

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