Preview drive: 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV doesn’t complicate the future

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The 2021 XC40 Recharge sets the interface and user experience for a generation of other Simplicity is bliss.

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

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In 2019, rechargeable batteries accounted for 54% of total lithium demand, almost entirely from Li-ion battery technologies. Despite the trend toward transportation electrification, the lithium industry has had a rough few years.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge arrives in early 2021, starts at $54,895

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Volvo on Wednesday announced United States pricing for the XC40 Recharge electric crossover—its first mass-market electric car.

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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.

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2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV production begins, US deliveries by January

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Volvo announced Thursday that production of its first fully electric vehicle, the XC40 T8 Recharge, has started in Ghent, Belgium. The electric SUV is bound for the U.S.

2020 95

Volvo opens orders for XC40 Recharge electric car

Green Car Reports

Ahead of the arrival of the Volvo XC40 Recharge later this year, the Swedish automaker has opened its order books “in select markets” that include the U.S. Volvo reports that response to the Recharge has been strong, with tens of thousands of hand-raisers showing interest and “several thousands of firm orders

2020 82

Rechargeable ultrahigh-capacity tellurium-aluminum batteries

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Researchers at the University of Science and Technology Beijing, with colleagues at Beijing Institute of Technology, have demonstrated the potential of rechargeable tellurium (Te) nanowire positive electrodes to construct ultrahigh-capacity rechargeable tellurium-aluminum batteries (TABs). However, there are still great challenges to meet the requirement of an appropriate rechargeable electrochemical system for next-generation energy storage.

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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.

2019 60

Review: Volvo XC40 Recharge

Green Cars News

Volvo promised that all of its cars would be electrified in some way by 2020, and it completed that task recently by adding a plug-in hybrid powertrain to the popular XC40 SUV

Volvo Cars says early demand for fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD is strong

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Volvo Cars has opened order books for the XC40 Recharge P8 AWD ( earlier post ), the company’s first fully electric car which is based on the best-selling SUV, in selected markets. Production and the first customer deliveries of the XC40 Recharge P8 are scheduled to begin later this year. The Recharge car line is the name for all Volvos with a fully electric and plug-in hybrid powertrain. The XC40 Recharge P8 is the first of a family of fully electric Volvos.

2020 92

Recharge IT

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G oogle proved it is serious about Plug Ins with its new Recharge IT initiative. 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. today announced the RechargeIT initiative that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and oil dependence by accelerating the adoption of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge rated for range, fails to top Model Y

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In terms of size and versatility, as well as pricing and features, the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge might be the closest rival yet to the Tesla Model Y. But that doesn’t extend to driving range. On Wednesday evening the EPA again updated some of its fuel economy ratings for vehicles, including an official range rating of 208 miles for the XC40

2020 55

World's largest EV never has to be recharged

Green Car Reports

A quarry in Biel, Switzerland, is operating the world's largest electric vehicle, a 110-ton dump truck, to haul lime and marl off the side of a mountain to a cement factory. Perhaps best of all, it consumes no energy doing it. How is that possible, you ask? The dump truck, at 45 tons, ascends the 13-percent grade and takes on 65 tons of ore. Commercial vehicle Electric Drive Green Life

2019 88

New prototype rechargeable lithium-nitrogen battery

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a rechargeable lithium-nitrogen (Li-N–) battery with the proposed reversible reaction of 6Li + N– ⇋ 2Li–N. Structure and rechargeability of a room-temperature Li-N 2 battery. (A) Inspired by rechargeable metal-gas batteries such as Li-O 2 , Li-CO 2 , Li-SO 2 , Al-CO 2 , and Na-CO 2 (which have attracted much attention because of their high specific energy density and ability to reduce gas constituent), research on Li-N 2 batteries has not seen any major breakthroughs yet.

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

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Toshiba Corporation announced that Nissan Motor Corporation has selected its innovative SCiB lithium-ion rechargeable battery for the latest generation of its ROOX and ROOX Highway STAR cars and that Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has selected the SCiB battery for the latest generation of its eK X space and eK space cars.

2020 83

EV Recharging While you Drive

Electric Cars are for Girls

Would it be possible to have a set of batteries recharging as your driving? I'm thinking of running a 10,000 watt generator that the recharger is plugged

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.

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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. In 2014, the RMIT team showed that a proton battery with a metal alloy electrode for storing hydrogen could work, but its reversibility and rechargeability was too low.

2018 60

Oslo plans to recharge electric taxis on the fly

Green Car Reports

If ever there were an argument for wireless charging, taxis may be it. And as with most things in electric cars, if there's a way to demonstrate the technology in action, Norway may find it. That's the impetus behind the country's latest effort to equip all of Oslo's taxi stands with wireless chargers. The city announced the plan in March. Norway Wireless charging Taxis

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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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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.

2019 101

Mustang Mach-E price cut, Volvo XC40 Recharge production, Buick Electra return: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which automaker reportedly seeks a stake in a South Korean battery spinoff? Which company claims to have the first production EV with a solid-state battery? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending October 2, 2020.

2020 61

Report: 2024 Volvo XC100 Recharge EV will embrace SUV-coupe trend

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The 2024 Volvo XC100 Recharge will follow the SUV-coupe template by combining a tall, high-riding body with a low roofline, according to Motor Trend. Volvo will embrace the SUV-coupe trend started by German luxury automakers with its own electric contender, according to a new report. While the term "coupe" traditionally refers to a two-door

2020 57

Boeing HorizonX invests in lithium-metal rechargeable battery startup Cuberg

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Cuberg developed an advanced lithium metal rechargeable battery cell that is designed to be a drop-in solution to existing large-scale battery manufacturing processes. Boeing has invested in Berkeley, Calif.-based based Cuberg , Inc., a startup founded by former Stanford University researchers developing next-generation battery technology for potential aerospace and industrial applications.

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

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Balogh, Peng Lu, Li Yang, Jie Xiao, Jun Liu, Mei Cai (2018) “Hierarchical electrode architectures for high energy lithium-chalcogen rechargeable batteries,” Nano Energy , Volume 51, Pages 668-679 doi: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2018.07.015. Lithium-chalcogen batteries—e.g., lithium-sulfur (Li-S) and lithium selenium (Li-Se) systems— are promising candidates for high energy electrical storage solution.

2018 89

Indiana Utility: Electric-Car Owners Recharge FREE, At Night

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Electric-car owners know that home recharging is virtually always cheaper, on a per-mile basis, than driving on gasoline. In some cases, it''s considerably cheaper. We recently reported on the sweet deal enjoyed by a Tesla Model S owner in Indianapolis, whose local utility charges just 2.3 cents per kWh for overnight EV charging. DON''T MISS: Life

Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 Recharge: R&D chief on two EVs from the same braintrust

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The reveal of the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge on Wednesday did more than mark the introduction of Volvo’s first electric vehicle in its history; it at last served to show how close Volvo and Polestar might coexist at their closest points. The Polestar 2 and XC40 Recharge are both built on the compact modular architecture (CMA) platform jointly

2019 48

Tesla Semi update, Hummer EV development, XC40 Recharge priced, LG Chem ramps up: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Tesla provides an update on the Semi, and says it’s a matter of getting enough cells. The Hummer EV hasn’t been fully developed yet, as it’s just a year away from deliveries. Volvo sets a price for its first electric car. And LG Chem might have a solution for Tesla.

2020 56

When is Best to Recharge EV Batteries?

Electric Cars are for Girls

Is it better to recharge frequently after each use or to wait till the charge is low? Hi, Judith! That depends on the batteries you have in your electric

New promising solid-state electrolyte for rechargeable Li-metal batteries

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A team led by researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed a promising solid-state electrolyte for use in advanced rechargeable batteries with Li-metal anodes: a Li 7 P 2 S 8 I phase that exhibits the characteristics of a solid solution between Li 3 PS 4 and LiI with fast ion conduction and electrochemical stability up to 10 V vs Li/Li+. The new solid-state electrolyte shows electrochemical stability up to 10 V vs Li/Li +. Credit: ACS, Rangasamy et al.

2015 99

Toshiba claims 6-minute recharge for new electric-car battery cell

Green Car Reports

Electric cars pale in comparison to gasoline or diesel-powered cars when it comes to the time presently required to add energy for more driving distance. Although automakers have begun to curb "range anxiety" with longer-distance electric cars, battery charging times on lengthy road trips remain a hurdle for many buyers. The fastest "quick. Batteries battery pack plug-in cars charging Fast Charging

2017 74

Better alkaline batteries, made rechargeable, to power electric cars?

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Notably, alkaline batteries cannot be recharged, which means their application is often limited to single uses in small devices such as flashlights and remote controls. Alkaline batteries have been a staple energy source for decades, but their potential has been capped by their chemical properties. An alkaline battery finding its way to an. Batteries battery pack research research and development plug-in cars solid-state cell

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Investigating hexatitanate for lithium rechargeable battery anodes

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Researchers in Europe have been investigating the potential of the protonated hexatitanate H 2 Ti 6 O 13 as an anode material for rechargeable lithium batteries. Furthermore, this reversible capacity is similar to that obtained for other titanium oxides already proposed as anode material for lithium rechargeable batteries. The team tested the hexatitanate as a Li insertion material to assess its use as an electrode in lithium rechargeable batteries.

Recharging EV Batteries with Alternators and Regulators

Electric Cars are for Girls

Why don't EV systems use alternators and regulators to recharge the batteries and run the motors? Hi, David - I get this question a

EV lease deals, Jeep Wrangler 4xe tech, Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 Recharge range: The Week in Reverse

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What does Audi’s upcoming E-Tron GT performance car sound like? How does a German startup intend to transport hydrogen? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending October 9, 2020.

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Recharging the Dream

Revenge of the Electric Car

Electric car and renewable energy enthusiast Gerry Gaydos shares his thoughts during a recent trip to California in the nicely narrated video short below. Gerry’s pursuit of renewable energy and electric drive began in the summer of 1997 when he spent time with some engineering students preparing a solar electric race car for the World Solar Challenge.

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All-electric 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge crossover debuts: More than 200 miles of range, one year of charging free

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Volvo rolled out the all-electric XC40 Recharge compact crossover in Los Angeles and said the electric vehicle will have two 150-kw electric motors, one on each axle, that combine to make 402 net horsepower and will be powered by a The first all-electric Volvo is also the first Volvo that will continue to improve, the automaker said Wednesday.

2019 61

Audi E-Tron GT sounds, Volvo XC40 Recharge range, EV interest and the pandemic: Today’s Car News

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Volvo’s first electric vehicle has been rated for range. The upcoming Audi E-Tron GT electric car makes an entirely different sound than the Porsche Taycan. And a global study confirms that interest in EVs has only risen during the pandemic. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

2020 52

Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 Recharge: Two electric vehicles, different and the same

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The reveal of the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge on Wednesday did more than mark the introduction of Volvo’s first electric vehicle in its history; it at last served to show how close Volvo and Polestar might coexist at their closest points. The Polestar 2 and XC40 Recharge are both built on the compact modular architecture (CMA) platform jointly

2019 42

Audi A3 e-tron Option: Carbon-Free Recharging (In Germany)

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One advantage to plug-in electric cars is that they can operate with no carbon footprint if the electricity used to recharge them is generated from renewable sources. Burning liquid fuels, on the other hand, will always generate carbon emissions. Now Audi is offering a way for German buyers of its new 2015 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid model to

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

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Shortly before the market launch of its full-electric car sharing service WeShare in Berlin at the end of June, Volkswagen has entered a strategic partnership with the Lidl and Kaufland supermarket chains, which are owned by the Schwarz Group. 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.

2019 95

GM’s all-EV plant, RAV4 EV recalled, Volvo XC40 Recharge, "self-charging" Lexus: Today’s Car News

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Volvo opens up orders for its upcoming XC40 Recharge. GM confirms that it soon will have an assembly plant making only electric vehicles. A survey from AAA finds that range anxiety might be moot once you drive an EV. And wait, the first RAV4 EV is being recalled? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Volvo has opened the order books for its. Today in Car News

2020 54

Electric Car Drivers: Be Thankful You Didn't Recharge In 1900!

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Charging an electric car today isn't necessarily quite as easy as pulling up to the gas pump in a gasoline or diesel model. Long charging times and sparse public charging infrastructure can cause some inconvenience for electric-car drivers. But it could be worse. DON'T MISS: 1914 Detroit Electric: Pretty Spry For A Century Old (Video) (Jun 2011). History Vintage plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure

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