Volvo opens orders for XC40 Recharge electric car

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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. Recharge will be the overarching name for all chargeable Volvos with a fully electric and plug-in hybrid powertrain.

2019 78

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.

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Recharge IT

Plug In Partners

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.

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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)

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.

2019 76

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. VISION is the first tire that recharges. Vision is made with an organic core that can be reused and recharged.

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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.

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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.

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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. The Volvo Recharge, like the Volt , is a series platform car.

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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

2019 87

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.,

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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

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EV Recharging While you Drive

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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

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.,

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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.

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

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The new solid-state electrolyte shows electrochemical stability up to 10 V vs Li/Li +. Credit: ACS, Rangasamy et al. Click to enlarge.

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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. The team tested the hexatitanate as a Li insertion material to assess its use as an electrode in lithium rechargeable batteries.

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

2017 67

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

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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

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

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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

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When is Best to Recharge EV Batteries?

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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

Electric buses recharge in just 15 seconds

Green Cars News

Scientists in Switzerland are testing new technology which could allow electric buses to recharge in as little as 15 seconds; something that could massively increase their uptake.

How To Recharge Any Electric Car, Anywhere, Any Time (Video)

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With charging stations still scarce in many areas, "range anxiety" is a continual concern for electric-car owners. Portable generators can provide electricity where this is no infrastructure, so could one rescue a stranded electric car?

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Fuji Pigment unveils rechargeable Aluminum-air battery; targeting initial commercialization this spring

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has developed a new type of aluminum-air battery which can be recharged by refilling with salt or fresh water and which uses a modified structure to ensure longer battery lifetime. An aluminum–air battery with a rechargeable battery was fabricated, and its properties were stable for one month.

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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.

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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

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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Electric Nissan SUV, EPA vs ethanol, VW vs Pikes Peak, 6-minute battery recharges: Today's Car News

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Today, it appears the future may include more electric SUVs, less ethanol in gasoline, a VW electric hill-climbing race car, and much, much faster battery recharging. Last week, Toshiba announced a battery cell that could offer the long-sought recharging time as quick as a gasoline refill. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The EPA is now run. Today in Car News

2017 67

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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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. In 2014, the company announced a prototype 2Ah pouch cell with a volumetric energy density of more than 1200 Wh/L; subsequently the company said it had achieved 1337 Wh/L in a 2Ah pouch cell. Its Solid Polymer Ionic Liquid (SPIL) electrolyte enables the use of an ultra-thin lithium metal anode, and improves the cell-level energy density by 50% compared to graphite anodes and 30% compared to silicon-composite anodes. Source: SolidEnergy. Click to enlarge. The core of SolidEnergy’s technology is a Solid Polymer Ionic Liquid (SPIL) electrolyte, originally developed at and licensed from MIT. The SolidEnergy prototypes combine a cathode (SPIL can work with a range of cathode materials); the novel electrolyte; and a solid-polymer-coated lithium metal anode. The electrolyte combines ionic liquid and liquid polymer to provide both the safety and wide temperature capability required for advanced batteries, while the solid-polymer-coated lithium anode boosts energy density and cycle life. In addition, Lithium dendrite- suppressing additives boost safety. The polymer and ionic liquid both have low vapor pressure and are safe up to 300 °C, while the solid polymer coating with dendrite-suppressing additives prevent dendrite growth. As Dr. Hu and his colleagues at MIT noted in a 2011 paper in the Journal of Power Sources : The use of conventional lithium-ion batteries in high temperature applications (>50 °C) is currently inhibited by the high reactivity and volatility of liquid electrolytes. Solvent-free, solid-state polymer electrolytes allow for safe and stable operation of lithium-ion batteries, even at elevated temperatures. Recent advances in polymer synthesis have led to the development of novel materials that exhibit solid-like mechanical behavior while providing the ionic conductivities approaching that of liquid electrolytes. —Hu et al. That paper, and the subsequent patents awarded to MIT and licensed by SolidEnergy, involve the use of a solid graft copolymer electrolyte (GCE). A block copolymer consists of two chemically dissimilar polymers covalently bonded end-to-end. Under certain conditions, the different polymer blocks undergo micro-phase separation into periodically spaced nanoscopic domains. The morphology can be controlled by the overall composition of the copolymer. When a lithium salt is added, the polymer becomes a solid electrolyte, behaving mechanically like a rubbery solid but still possessing high ionic conductivity: a block copolymer electrolyte (BCE). In a 2004 paper in the Journal of Power Sources , Professor Sadoway of MIT observed that electrical conductivity of BCEs varied inversely with the glass transition temperature of one of the block components. In an effort to raise the electrical conductivity to even higher values, for the choice of secondary block we turned to poly(dimethyl siloxane) (PDMS) with its T g of ?123 ?C, substantially lower than that of any of the alkyl methacrylates in the previous study. To exploit this chemistry we chose to generate a microphase-separating graft copolymer consisting of a backbone of poly(oxy-ethylene)9 methacrylate (POEM) and long side chains of PDMS. POEM-g-PDMS with 70wt.% POEM and doped with lithium triflate proved to be a rubbery solid exhibiting electrical conductivity nearly equivalent to that of POEM homopolymer, a viscous liquid at room temperature. Termed a graft copolymer electrolyte (GCE), this material was prepared by a facile free-radical synthesis method that is industrially scalable. —Sadoway (2004). SolidEnergy’s Intellectual Property (IP) strategy focuses on the novel solid electrolyte, Li-metal anode, interface, packaging, and processing of the battery. SolidEneregy is collaborating with A123 Venture Technologies, a Massachusetts-based technology incubator. Resources. Qichao Hu, Solid Energy presentation at NREL Industry Growth Forum 2013. Qichao Hu, Sebastian Osswald, Reece Daniel, Yan Zhu, Steven Wesel, Luis Ortiz, Donald R. Sadoway (2011) “Graft copolymer-based lithium-ion battery for high-temperature operation,” Journal of Power Sources , Volume 196, Issue 13, Pages 5604-5610, doi: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2011.03.001. Patrick E. Trapa, You-Yeon Won, Simon C. Mui, Elsa A. Olivetti, Biying Huang, Donald R. Sadoway, Anne M. Mayes, and Steven Dallek (2005) “Rubbery Graft Copolymer Electrolytes for Solid-State, Thin-Film Lithium Batteries” J. Electrochem. Soc. 152(1): A1-A5 doi: 10.1149/1.1824032. Donald Sadoway (2004) “Block and graft copolymer electrolytes for high-performance, solid-state, lithium batteries” Journal of Power Sources Volume 129, Issue 1, Pages 1-3 doi: doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2003.11.016. Batteries'

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London Calling: Congestion Charge Recharges Electric Cars

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We want to test it and get it into production,” Mr [Anders] Jensen, head of the Smart brand team, told the Financial Times on Wednesday.The brand chose London for the pilot in part because of its network of free public recharging stations.

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NAMICS developing multi-layered ceramic rechargeable batteries

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Conductive and insulating materials company NAMICS Corporation is developing all-ceramic multi-layered rechargeable batteries based on a patent applied for with IOM Technology Corporation and Iwate University (Prof.

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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2015 Kia Soul EV: 'Recharge Your Soul' Video Kicks Off Marketing

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But the company has already started some lowkey marketing, with yesterday''s release of a YouTube video titled, "Recharge Your Soul." The first 2015 Kia Soul EV electric cars won''t reach U.S.

2014 112

Kyoto team develops new cathode material for high-energy-density rechargeable magnesium batteries

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A team of researchers from Kyoto University has demonstrated ion-exchanged MgFeSiO 4 as a feasible cathode material for use in high-energy-density rechargeable magnesium batteries. MgFeSiO 4 ) and constructed a rechargeable magnesium battery using this high-energy-density cathode material.

2014 112

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

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kWh SCiB ( earlier post ) pack, Toshiba’s advanced lithium-ion rechargeable battery, and will make regular trips between All Nippon Airways Co.

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Tesla Roadster 3.0 Update: San Jose To LA Without Recharging

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Back in December, we first received confirmation of the "3.0" update for the Tesla Roadster, the electric-car maker''s very first product, sold in the U.S. from 2008 through 2011. Tesla claimed the update would boost the Roadster''s range 40 to 50 percent, and said a real-world demonstration was forthcoming. MORE: Tesla Roadster 3.0: 70-kWh Battery

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

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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. Masses of dry components of the indicated electrodes.

Researchers develop rechargeable hybrid-seawater fuel cell; highly energy density, stable cycling

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Sodium can serve as an alternative to lithium in rechargeable batteries as the reversible storage mechanisms for sodium ions are very similar (e.g., Schematic illustration of the designed hybrid-seawater fuel cell and a schematic diagram at the charged–discharged state. Kim et al.

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