MAHLE Powertrain and Allotrope Energy unveil lithium-carbon battery technology with ultra-fast recharging

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MAHLE Powertrain and Allotrope Energy have unveiled a new battery technology which offers ultra-fast recharging coupled with good power density. A 500 Wh conventional lithium-ion battery would require a recharge mid-shift that, even with a fast-charger, would take more than 30 minutes.

Volvo Cars opens order books for new electric C40 Recharge

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The all-electric Volvo C40 Recharge is available online via volvocars.com in select markets across Europe as of this week. Like the XC40 Recharge electric compact SUV, the C40 Recharge comes with an infotainment systems jointly developed with Google and based on the Android operating system. Unlimited data enables superior connectivity and the C40 Recharge is designed to receive software updates over the air. Recharge models accounted for 47.7%

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Michelin Vision concept wheel/tire: airless, connected, rechargeable, organic

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The concept tire—which combines the functions of wheel and tire—is airless, connected, rechargeable, customizable and organic, is both a wheel and a tire. The Vision tire combines 4 innovations: an organic tire, developed from bio-sourced, biodegradable materials; a rechargeable tire printed in 3D, according to the level of wear and mobility needs; an airless tire enabled by its alveolar interior architecture; and a connected tire. Connected.

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Review update: 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge connects a big Swede to an electric commute

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Volvo’s latest plug-in hybrids are resonating with shoppers. They look fantastic, satisfy drivers, and manage to offer up a nourishing experience without the garish gloss of some luxury alternatives. And after dropping prices on its PHEVs last year, they’re making up roughly 1 in 5 U.S.

Volvo Cars launches Volvo XC40 Recharge EV as first of new Recharge line; new climate plan

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Volvo Cars introduced the XC40 Recharge, the company’s first fully electric car and the first model to appear in its brand new Recharge car line concept. The XC40 Recharge, based on the multi-award-winning and best-selling XC40 small SUV, is the first of a family of fully electric Volvos. Recharge will be the overarching name for all chargeable Volvos with a fully electric and plug-in hybrid powertrain.

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GenZe introduces smart, connected electric bicycles

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The 200-series models feature the ability to connect wirelessly via Bluetooth to a GenZe companion smartphone app. This allows riders to measure their physical effort level while pedaling, map distances covered, plan riding routes and even connect with other users to track and gamify performance. According to Tom Valasek, chief marketing officer for GenZe, the GenZe app receives real-time data from a system of vehicle sensors throughout the e-Bikes, enabling the connected functions.

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

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It’s called the XC40 Recharge, and the earliest versions aren’t cheap, priced from about $55,000 including delivery. Volvo XC40 Recharge Volvo XC40 Recharge Volvo XC40 Recharge Volvo XC40 Recharge Volvo XC40 Recharge Volvo XC40 Recharge Volvo XC40 Recharge.

Recharge IT

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G oogle proved it is serious about Plug Ins with its new Recharge IT initiative. By demonstrating new clean energy technologies and how they can be connected to the grid, we hope to spur demand and encourage car manufacturers to make these vehicles commercially available on a large scale on an urgent basis.” Here is part of the story. Google.org to to Accelerate Plug-In Hybrid and Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Google.org , the philanthropic arm of Google Inc.

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FCA unveils Chrysler Portal concept: next-gen family transportation for Millenials; electric, semi-autonomous, connected, flexible

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The Chrysler Portal concept uses an industry-accepted Combined Charge System (CCS) plug to connect to the next generation of 800V, 350-kilowatt DC charging stations. In addition, other technologies needed for Level 3 autonomous driving include: Global Positioning System (GPS) connectivity for the vehicle to determine its location Internet/cloud connectivity for real-time traffic, weather and infrastructure information.

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Opel bringing Ampera with special nav system and Meriva EVs to iZEUS project on intelligent electric driving and recharging

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The connection between mobility and sustainable energy supply has always been of key importance to Opel, so much so that we offer our customers green-energy electricity contracts for the Ampera. Connected vehicles Electric (Battery) Smart charging Smart Grid iZEUS Ampera. Click to enlarge.

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COMO Connect adds 3 BYD electric buses to fleet

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The buses have a range of 144 miles (232 km) per charge and can be recharged in only two to three hours. These new all-electric buses match COMO Connect’s goals and vision for creating a transportation system for the future in Columbia. —Drew Brooks, multi-modal manager for COMO Connect. COMO Connect—a public bus system owned by the City of Columbia, Missouri, is expanding its fleet with three 30-ft, low-floor, all-electric transit buses from BYD.

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VW e-Golf to be enhanced with improved infotainment, connectivity and range

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Over the next few years (exact timing is unannounced) Volkswagen’s e-Golf battery-electric vehicle will receive a boost in range due to planned and anticipated improvements to its batteries ( earlier post ) as well as some of the advanced HMI (human-machine interface), device and connectivity technologies showcased at CES 2016 in the e-Golf Touch concept. This feature significantly reduces the time it takes to recharge. Car-Net App Connect and WiFi.

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Ford and Azure Dynamics introduce Transit Connect Electric passenger wagon

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Ford Motor Company and Azure Dynamics Corporation are introducing a passenger wagon version of the Ford Transit Connect Electric. The wagon is a logical next step for Azure and Ford which first introduced an electrified Transit Connect in December 2010. To create the Transit Connect Electric wagon, Azure integrates its Force Drive electric powertrain into the Ford Transit Connect XLT Premium Wagon.

The Volvo Recharge

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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. Recharging allows the car to be driven about 100 kilometres on battery power alone before the car's four-cylinder Flexifuel engine is needed to power the car and recharge the battery. The Volvo Recharge, like the Volt , is a series platform car.

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Groupe Renault, Connected Energy install EV charging with 2nd-life batteries at highway rest areas

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UK-based Connected Energy and Groupe Renault have installed two quick-charge stations based on Connected Energy’s E-STOR energy storage technology on highways in Belgium and Germany. The E-STOR technology developed by Connected Energy uses second-life batteries from Renault electric vehicles. With the E-STOR system, the batteries are recharged at low power, and the stored energy is then released at high power.

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Hyundai previews Connectivity Concept with smartphones and NFC

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Hyundai previewed near its European headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, a prototype of its Connectivity Concept which leverages smartphones and NFC (Near Field Communication). Shown on the New Generation i30, the Connectivity Concept allows the user to lock and unlock the car by placing their smartphone over an NFC-tag (Near Field Communication), negating the need for a traditional key fob. In addition the device’s battery is recharged wirelessly while in use.

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Savari launches next-gen V2X solutions to accelerate adoption of safety apps in connected and self-driving cars

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V2X systems can operate independently or complement other connected vehicle technologies, and they offer the benefit of working in a non-line-of-sight environment with a 0.6 Customers can now use the Savari V2X software, which is in use in various major testbed deployments in the United States and Europe, including UMTRI Safety Pilot, Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership (CAMP), Virginia Connected Test Bed, Caltrans/UC Berkeley PATH Test Bed and Car-2-Car Communication Consortium.

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Azure Dynamics announces 45 Transit Connect Electric sales

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Azure Dynamics Corporation announced 45 new Ford Transit Connect Electric sales, including 20 units in Europe and 25 units in North America, which includes six initial units through the General Services Administration (GSA) via Northside Ford in San Antonio, TX, a four-unit order from Verizon and a four-unit order from an internet company. Commercial vans generally return to a central location at the end of each driving cycle making for easy overnight recharging.

Sony to ship 1.2 kWh energy storage modules using rechargeable Li-ion batteries made from olivine-type phosphate

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kWh energy storage modules that use rechargeable lithium-ion batteries made with olivine-type lithium-ion iron phosphate as the cathode material. These energy storage modules have a lifespan of over 10 years, excellent safety performance, rapid recharging capabilities and high scalability. This energy storage module has 1.2kWh capacity and multiple modules can be connected either in series or in parallel to easily expand the voltage or capacity.

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Two Transit Connect Electric Vans entering service at DTE

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Detroit Edison (DTE) President and Chief Operating Officer, Steven Kurmas, presented two out of four recently-purchased Ford Transit Connect Electric vehicles ( earlier post ) at DTE Energy headquarters in downtown Detroit. The Transit Connect Electrics will be used by Detroit Edison field crews performing repair and maintenance and operations to electrical lines and other equipment on the electric distribution system.

ATT Becomes Lead Customer for Ford Transit Connect Electric Vans

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Azure Dynamics Corporation announced that AT&T has agreed to purchase two of the first Ford Transit Connect Electric vans. The Ford Transit Connect Electric is powered by Azure Dynamics’ Force Drive electric drivetrain with a lithium-ion battery pack from Johnson Controls-Saft. The vehicle, which goes on sale later this year, has a range of up to 80 miles (129 km) on a single charge and will be rechargeable using either 240-volt or standard 120-volt outlets.

Elektromotive JV aims to create UK’s biggest pay-as-you-go electric vehicle recharging network with 10,000 charge points

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The goal is to create a recharging network with 10,000 public access pay-as-you-go charge points located across the UK. The joint venture will create a marketplace that connects charge point owners to EV drivers. Currently, Charge your Car (North) Ltd is the operator of the Charge Your Car electric vehicle recharging network with 400 publicly accessible charge points located predominantly in the North East of England.

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Azure Dynamics announces sales of 29 Transit Connect Electrics

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Azure Dynamics Corporation announced 29 new Ford Transit Connect Electric sales, including 8 units in Europe and 21 units in North America, which includes a 3-unit reorder from Johnson Controls, Inc. The Transit Connect Electric utilizes a lithium-ion battery pack from Johnson Controls to achieve a range of 50 to 80 miles depending on auxiliary usage and drive cycle and is rechargeable using either a 240-volt or standard 120-volt outlet.

Azure Dynamics receives orders for 27 Transit Connect Electric vans

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Azure Dynamics Corporation announced 27 Ford Transit Connect Electric van sales, including a five-unit sale to returning customer FedEx Express, a four-unit sale to the City of Toronto, a three-unit sale to DTE Energy, one of Michigan’s largest energy suppliers, and 15 unit sales to various Ford commercial truck dealers. Commercial vans generally return to a central location at the end of each driving cycle making for easy overnight recharging.

Canada Post Buying 10 Ford Transit Connect Electric Vans

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Azure Dynamics Corporation and Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited, will deliver one of the first Transit Connect Electric commercial vans to Canada Post under the LEAD customer program. Canada Post will receive one of the Ford Transit Connect Electric delivery vehicles by the end of this year and has committed to the purchase of nine more by end of 2011. Commercial vans generally return to a central location at the end of each driving cycle making for easy overnight recharging.

PNNL team develops sodium-manganese oxide electrodes for sodium-ion rechargeable batteries

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The resulting improved electrical capacity and recharging lifetime of the nanowires. To connect intermittent renewable energy sources (i.e., Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries perform well, but are too expensive for widespread use on the grid. Discharge capacity of Na 4 Mn 9 O 18 nanowires calcined at 750 °C. as a function of charge/discharge cycles at different charge/discharge current densities of. 12 (0.1 C), 24 (0.2 C), 60 (0.5 C), 120 (1 C), and 240 mA g -1 (2 C).

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Siemens Exploring Charging at Up to 300 kW for EVs; 6 Minutes for an EV Recharge

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The long-term goal is to achieve up to 300 kW of charging capacity—enabling a quick recharge in roughly 6 minutes. EDISON, the world’s first and most extensive project of its kind, will bring a pool of vehicles to power outlets and connect them to the fluctuating power of the wind.

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Azure Dynamics selects Lotus for assembly support for Transit Connect Electric

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Azure Dynamics Corporation has selected Lotus Lightweight Structures, a division of Group Lotus plc, to provide assembly support for the Transit Connect Electric for the European market. Lotus Lightweight Structures will be responsible for upfitting Azure’s patented ForceDrive battery electric powertrain into Ford Transit Connect gliders from its facility in Worcester, UK, beginning in June 2011. It is rechargeable using standard European 220/240-volt outlets within 6 to 8 hours.

RøhneSelmer in Norway places early repeat order for 100 more Transit Connect Electric vans

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Azure Dynamics Corporation announced that its Norwegian Ford dealership, RøhneSelmer, has signed an order for an additional 100 Transit Connect Electric vans. We sold 50 Transit Connect Electric vans before the first unit was delivered to us and we’re confident we’ll sell many, many more the remainder of this year and beyond. With a 28 kWh battery pack, Transit Connect Electric has a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph) and a range of up to 130 km (80 miles) on a full charge.

Southern California Edison (SCE) Orders 20 Ford Transit Connect Electric Vans

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Southern California Edison (SCE) has become the newest addition to the Ford Transit Connect Electric LEAD customer program with a 20 unit order. SCE will take delivery of one of the limited supply of Ford Transit Connect Electric vans to be produced in late 2010 and will receive its remaining 19 vans in 2011. The battery is rechargeable using either a 240-volt or standard 120-volt outlet.

Ford Unveils Electric Transit Connect, Transit Taxi with Alt Fuel Conversion at Chicago Auto Show

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The electric Transit Connect. Ford Motor Company is unveiling the all-electric version of the Ford Transit Connect at the Chicago Auto Show; the small electric van will be in fleet operators’ hands later this year, according to the company. The 2011 Transit Connect Electric will use a Force Drive electric powertrain manufactured and integrated by specialty upfitter Azure Dynamics. Electric Transit Connect. Ford Transit Connect Taxi. Click to enlarge.

New York Power Authority Becomes Transit Connect Electric LEAD Customer with 10-Unit Order

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Azure Dynamics Corporation and Ford Motor Company announced that New York Power Authority (NYPA), the nation’s largest state public power organization, has been added to the LEAD customer program for the Ford Transit Connect Electric van. To create the Transit Connect Electric, Azure integrates its Force Drive electric powertrain into the Ford Transit Connect. The battery is rechargeable using either a 240-volt or standard 120-volt outlet.

Xcel Energy and Customer Coalition To Be Among First Users of Electric Transit Connect

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Xcel Energy and a coalition of its customers have been selected to be among the first in the country to receive the all-electric Ford Transit Connect Electric commercial van. Ford Transit Connect Electric is a collaborative effort between Ford Motor Company and Azure. The company will also provide $20,000 grants from its Chairman’s Fund to support the purchase of 11 additional Ford Transit Connect Electric vans for its project partners.

Ford and Azure Dynamics to Collaborate on Transit Connect Electric for Europe

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Ford Motor Company and Azure Dynamics Corporation have signed a collaborative agreement to begin delivering a pure battery electric version of the Ford Transit Connect van to customers in Europe beginning in late summer 2011. Azure will integrate its Force Drive battery electric drive train into Transit Connect vehicles in Europe to support the sale of the zero-emission battery-electric models in selected markets.

Audi names vehicle networking strategy Audi connect; expanding functions in summer 2011

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Audi has named its vehicle networking strategy “Audi connect.” The topics bundled within Audi connect will largely determine the mobility of the future. With Audi connect, the company is building on the foundation of a collaboration with Google that began in 2005. In the process, Audi connect is encompassing the fields of online vehicle connection, networking of the car and its owner and networking of the car with the infrastructure and with other cars.

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Bosch developing cloud-based swarm intelligence services to augment EV battery management systems

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Bosch is connecting electric-vehicle batteries with the cloud. The cloud services utilize this data to optimize every recharging process and to provide drivers with tailored driving tips on how to conserve battery power via the dash display. Finally, the cloud services also optimize the recharging process itself. The recharging process harbors the danger that the battery cells permanently lose some of their performance and capacity.

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Fisker selects EV Connect for charging solutions

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Electric sports car maker Fisker Automotive has signed an exclusive deal with Californian-based firm EV Connect to install and service recharging equipment to owners of its Karma model. The deal with the EV recharging specialist will also mean the car maker’s 47 dealerships throughout Canada and the United States will also fitted with recharging points [.]. Green credentials California charging electric vehicle EV Connect Fisker Automotive Karma

Electrify America introduces Plug&Charge payment technology to its charging network

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It follows the ISO 15118 standard, an international standard that outlines the secured communication protocol that an EV and charging station should use to recharge the EV’s battery. Connected vehicles Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Smart chargingElectrify America’s ultra-fast charging network now offers Plug&Charge payment technology, which allows electric vehicle (EV) owners to begin a charge without reaching for their wallet, smartphone or bank card.

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Chevrolet and OnStar Give Volt Owners 24/7 Connection and Control via Wireless Smartphone Application

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OnStar’s Mobile Application will use a real-time data connection to interact with the Volt and perform tasks from setting the charge time to unlocking the doors. Chevrolet and OnStar used the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas as the venue to unveil a smartphone application—which GM categorizes as the auto industry’s first such—that will allow Chevrolet Volt owners 24/7 connection and control of vehicle functions and OnStar features remotely.

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Norwegian Post becomes first European customer for Transit Connect Electric van with 20-unit purchase; targeting 30% reduction in CO2 by 2015

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Norwegian Post Ford Transit Connect Electric. Norway Post has signed a contract to purchase 20 Transit Connect Electric vehicles, with an option to order more vehicles in the future. With a 28 kWh battery pack from Johnson Controls-Saft, Transit Connect Electric has a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph) and a range of up to 130 km (80 miles) on a full charge. Ford and Azure are introducing the Transit Connect Electric in summer 2011.

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Scottish EV recharging network joins Charge Your Car

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The North East’s Charge Your Car network is truly expanding as the Plugged-in Places scheme works to connect regional charging networks together. Now the network is expanding over the border into Scotland as Transport Scotland announces all its existing 500 free-to-use charging points will join Charge Your Car’s open access network. The UK’s first open [.]. Electric cars electric car Scotland

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Tritium launches “Plug and Charge” technology in its 350 kW fast chargers

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Drivers will be able to approach a charger, regardless of the charging network operator, and their charge session will be automatically and securely billed from the moment the charger plug connects to the vehicle. This firmly and irreversibly tips the convenience scales to the recharging experience over the refuelling experience. Connected vehicles Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

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Volvo plug-in hybrids tested; Volvo and Porsche make big battery plans: Today’s Car News

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We bring you a drive of the XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid and think about its connection to a future all-electric XC90. With Volvo’s plan to embrace EVs in place, the 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge serves as a. Volvo announces a big battery factory for Europe.

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