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 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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First drive review: 2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid delivers more range and power

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So what’s in store for its plug-in hybrids in the interim? While in Brussels, Belgium to drive the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge I was given a first look—and some first drive time—at the 2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge T8 plug-in hybrid.

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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Electrify America, Walmart complete >120 ultra-fast charging stations at Walmart Stores

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Electrify America and Walmart announced that more than 120 plus ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now operational and open to the public at Walmart stores across the US. Electrify America chargers at Walmart stores feature 150 kilowatt (kW) and 350kW DC Fast Chargers. Most of the new stations are strategically located at Walmart stores off major highways, with dozens more chargers planned for major metro areas.

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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.

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Store DotStoreDot extreme fast-charging batteries

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In general, electric vehicles works with electric motors powered by rechargeable battery packs which include hundreds to thousand battery cells. The post Store DotStoreDot extreme fast-charging batteries appeared first on Promoting Eco Friendly Travel.

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Seven-Eleven Japan, Toyota launching next-gen convenience store project in 2019; fuel cell trucks and generators

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Seven-Eleven and Toyota entered into a basic agreement in August 2017 regarding considerations toward energy conservation and carbon dioxide emission reduction in store distribution and operation. The project aims to introduce technologies and systems developed by Toyota in Seven-Eleven store operation and distribution, reducing CO 2 emissions. The in-store FC generator will generate electricity from hydrogen for store use.

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MIT and Harvard team develop material that stores sun’s heat

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Researchers from MIT and Harvard University have developed a material that can absorb the sun’s heat and store that energy in chemical form, ready to be released again on demand. In effect, they behave as rechargeable thermal batteries: taking in energy from the sun, storing it indefinitely, and then releasing it on demand.

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Quick Chek convenience store tests Tesla Superchargers in NY's Hudson Valley

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Not so long ago, gas stations and convenience stores seemed to be mutually exclusive businesses—you went to one, or you went to the other. DON'T MISS: Would you recharge your Tesla. Today, many convenience chains only open new locations that also sell gasoline. Many drivers don't know that gas stations work on the smallest of profit margins. New York plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging gas station Tesla Supercharger

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


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.

University of Sydney team advances rechargeable zinc-air batteries with bimetallic oxide–graphene hybrid electrocatalyst

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University of Sydney team advances rechargeable zinc-air batteries with bimetallic oxide–graphene hybrid electrocatalyst. Researchers at the University of Sydney, with colleagues at Nanyang Technological University, have found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks hindering the commercialization of rechargeable zinc-air batteries. Up until now, rechargeable zinc-air batteries have been made with expensive precious metal catalysts, such as platinum and iridium oxide.

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., M NaClO 4 in ethylene carbonate/DEC) for 1 day and washed by DEC for the stored Sn-C anode. Jae-Kwang Kim, Franziska Mueller, Hyojin Kim, Dominic Bresser, Jeong-Sun Park, Du-Hyun Lim, Guk-Tae Kim, Stefano Passerini and Youngsik Kim (2014) “Rechargeable-hybrid-seawater fuel cell” NPG Asia Materials 6, e144 doi: 10.1038/am.2014.106.

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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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Rechargeable membrane-less hydrogen bromine flow battery shows high power density

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MIT researchers have engineered a new rechargeable, membrane-less hydrogen bromine laminar flow battery with high power density. The cell uses a membrane-less design similar to previous work, but with several critical differences that allow it to triple the highest previously reported power density for a membrane-less electrochemical cell and also enable recharging. Schematic of reactant flow within the HBLFB.

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RPI researchers develop safe, long-cycling Li-metal rechargeable battery electrode; demonstrate Li-carbon battery

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Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a safe, extended cycling lithium-metal electrode for rechargeable Li-ion batteries by entrapping lithium metal within a porous graphene network (Li-PGN). The RPI team also demonstrated the use of the PGN material as a high-capacity anode, and demonstrated a full-cell configuration with a PGN anode and a lithium-metal/PGN cathode, thus creating a Li-carbon rechargeable battery.

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DOE: high-temperature, downhole rechargeable energy storage device ready for commercialization

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the commercialization of a rechargeable energy storage device capable of operating in the extreme temperatures necessary for geothermal energy production. FastCAP’s innovation targets this challenge: by utilizing a novel combination of downhole energy generation and storage capability, FastCAP’s system can generate and store the necessary power for downhole measurements while drilling (MWD), as well as enable communication with the surface.

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Skylark Restaurants in Japan to offer free EV recharging at 900 locations

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The Skylark restaurant group in Japan plans to offer free EV public recharging at their 900 locations around Japan, with no obligation to be a customer of the restaurant. course, these will all be in addition to the charging points springing up around Japan in car dealerships (right now 25% of Mitsubishi dealers—about 180 dealerships—have chargers up and running), convenience stores (the big players like Lawson, Family Mart and Circle K together have 51 installations) and other locations.

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

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The carbon nanofiber electrodes are substantially more porous than other carbon electrodes, and can therefore more efficiently store the solid oxidized lithium (Li 2 O 2 ) that fills the pores as the battery discharges. Thompson and Yang Shao-Horn (2011) All-carbon-nanofiber electrodes for high-energy rechargeable Li–O 2 batteries.

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

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A pair of researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have developed a novel rechargeable solid-state lithium battery with an organic crystalline cathode. active material” offers a strong case for adopting organic cathodes for large-scale rechargeable lithium batteries for mass energy storage applications. Yuki Hanyu & Itaru Honma (2012) Rechargeable quasi-solid state lithium battery with organic crystalline cathode.

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French electricity producer CNR and Renault enter partnership on recharging with renewable power, end-of-life battery secondary use

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This agreement is aimed at developing: A commercial offer for the smart recharging of Renault’s electric vehicles that will allow users to fill-up with CNR’s 100% renewable electricity; Opportunities for using the batteries of Renault’s electric vehicles at the end of their lifetime, as an additional resource for storing energy by CNR; and.

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Would you recharge your Tesla electric car at a gas station?

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Which is why the company is in talks with a major gas station and convenience-store chain to place electric-car charging stations. What if gas stations offered cars more than just gasoline or diesel fuel? Tesla continues to expand its network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations, and that means finding new places to put those stations. Tesla Motors plug-in cars charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger

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New Lithium rechargeable semi-solid flow cell offers energy densities an order of magnitude greater than previous flow batteries; possible applications in transportation and grid-scale storage

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Researchers at MIT, led by Dr. Yet-Ming Chiang (co-founder of A123 Systems), report on their development of a new energy storage concept—a semi-solid flow cell (SSFC) combining the high energy density of rechargeable batteries with the flexible and scalable architecture of fuel cells and flow batteries—in a paper published in the journal Advanced Energy Materials. 2011), Semi-Solid Lithium Rechargeable Flow Battery.

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New one-pot method for recharging ammonia borane opens up potential for viable on-board hydrogen storage

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Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the University of Alabama (UA) researchers working within the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Chemical Hydrogen Storage Center of Excellence have demonstrated a new single-stage method for recharging the hydrogen storage compound ammonia borane (H 3 N-BH 3 , AB). The researchers envision vehicles with interchangeable hydrogen storage tanks containing ammonia borane that are used, and sent back to a factory for recharge.

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UK Researchers Developing Rechargeable Lithium-Air Battery; Up to 10X the Capacity of Current Li-ion Cells

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Researchers in the UK are developing a rechargeable lithium-air battery that could deliver a ten-fold increase in energy capacity compared to that of currently available lithium-ion cells. The four-year EPSRC research project , which reaches its halfway mark in July, is targeting the development of a Li-air cell that is rechargeable and can sustain cycling. During the project, the team has so far more than tripled the capacity to store charge in the STAIR (St Andrews Air) cell.

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Vorbeck Materials and PNNL to Collaborate to Develop Graphene Product for Li-ion Battery Electrodes; Potential for Rapid Recharge

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The new graphene-enhanced battery materials could enable electronic devices and power tools that recharge in minutes rather than hours or function as part of a hybrid battery system to extend the range of electric vehicles. This advance can lead to batteries that both store large amounts of energy and recharge quickly—breaking traditional trade-offs in battery design between high-capacity and high-power/fast-recharge cells. Vorbeck Materials Corp.,

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Cornell team develops aluminum-anode batteries with up to 10,000 cycles

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Friend Family Distinguished Professor of Engineering, have been exploring the use of low-cost materials to create rechargeable batteries that will make energy storage more affordable. Cornell researchers led by Lynden Archer, the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering and the James A.

Instant Battery-Recharge Technology May Alter The EV Landscape

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The greatest impediment to the general adoption of EV technology has always been physics; an EV battery exhausts it's stored energy far more quickly (thanks to lower energy density) than the fuel-tank of a conventional car, and unlike the ICE vehicle, can't be topped off with a fresh supply in seconds.

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Which Electric Cars Have Liquid Cooled Batteries?

Typically, electric cars store power in rechargeable batteries, supplied to electric propelled motors. Not all electric cars have the same style of battery. Unlike internal. The post Which Electric Cars Have Liquid Cooled Batteries? appeared first on Batteries Hybrid / EVs

Seven-Eleven Japan and Toyota introducing fuel cell trucks and fuel cell power generators for studies on CO2 reduction

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and Toyota Motor Corporation have concluded a basic agreement for studies on energy conservation and CO 2 emissions reduction in convenience store distribution and operation. Fuel cell trucks, in which the refrigeration/freezer unit, and the truck itself, are powered by fuel cells, will be introduced as refrigerator/freezer trucks for stores with the goal of reducing CO 2 emissions. Seven-Eleven Japan Co.,

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SAE International revises recommended practice for electric and hybrid electric vehicle safe battery testing

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SAE International has released J2464: Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS) Safety and Abuse Testing , a revised recommended practice for establishing safe battery systems. Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs) depend on rechargeable energy storage devices such as batteries and capacitors to realize the benefits of improved performance and fuel economy.

Freiburg orders 15 Solaris electric buses

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Batteries with a total nominal capacity of 180 kWh will be installed in the articulated vehicles, whereas in the shorter buses energy will be stored in batteries with a total nominal capacity of over 150 kWh.

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Elcora acquires vanadium sites in quest to further position in battery technologies

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Rechargeable vanadium flow batteries (VFB) use vanadium ions in different oxidation states to store chemical energy currently used for grid energy storage attached to power plants and electrical grids. Elcora Advanced Materials has acquired STE ERMAZONE.A.R.L, which includes ten (10) Vanadium licenses/concessions sites in Morocco.

Katowice orders another 5 electric Solaris buses, bringing total to 15

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The energy needed to propel the vehicles will be stored in a set of Solaris High Energy+ batteries, with a total capacity of 237 kWh. They will be recharged using a plug-in connector and an inverted pantograph. Transport operator Przedsi?biorstwo

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Washington state legislature passes law establishing setting MY2030 target for 100% electric new LDV sales

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The legislation defines “electric vehicles” as vehicles that use energy stored in rechargeable battery packs or in hydrogen and which rely solely on electric motors for propulsion. The Washington State legislature has passed legislation that sets a target for all MY2030 or later passenger and light-duty vehicles sold in Washington State to be electric vehicles. The new law establishes the most aggressive such state goal in the US—five years ahead of California’s 2035 target.

Washington state legislature considering bill mandating all-electric LDVs after MY 2030

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Electric vehicles are defined as “vehicles that use energy stored in rechargeable battery packs or in hydrogen that rely solely on electric motors for propulsion.”. The Washington state legislature held a public hearing on Clean Cars 2030, a bill reintroduced with 27 co-sponsors. The bill, HB 1204 / SB 5256 , requires all model year 2030 or later passenger and light-duty vehicles sold in Washington State to be electric.

Two Volvo Trucks carriers, Producers Dairy order VNR electric trucks

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Both fleets will recharge their Volvo VNR Electrics at their local facilities. Volvo Trucks North America’s customers and carrier partners, Watsontown Trucking Company and Camrett Logistics, have placed orders for their first Volvo VNR Electric trucks.

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Hyosung and Linde Group to build world’s largest liquid hydrogen production facility in Korea

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Hyosung and the Linde Group, a leading global provider of industrial gases, will invest 300 billion won (US$246 million) until 2022 in a joint enterprise of creating a value chain that covers everything about the setup and operation of liquid hydrogen production, transport and recharging facilities. The point of liquid hydrogen business sought by Hyosung is to store and transport hydrogen efficiently and safely.

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ARPA-E Battery/Storage Exposition 14 Jan

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The projects in BEEST sought to develop a variety of rechargeable battery technologies that would enable EV/PHEVs to meet or beat the price and performance of gasoline-powered cars, and enable mass production of electric vehicles that people will be excited to drive.

Solaris unveils 9m electric bus

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The propulsion system in the new model is powered by energy stored in Solaris High Energy batteries. The batteries can be recharged conventionally using a plug-in connection. This allows it to recharge vehicles of various heights.

Toshiba doubles anode capacity in next-generation Li-ion battery; titanium niobium oxide; application in FY 2019

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The new battery offers high-energy density and the ultra-rapid recharging required for automotive applications. A compact EV with a 32 kWh next generation SCiB pack could recharge to a 320 km (199 miles) drive range (JC08 test cycle) after six minutes—three times the distance possible with current lithium-ion batteries Toshiba said.

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Solaris unveils 9m electric bus

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The propulsion system in the new model is powered by energy stored in Solaris High Energy batteries. The batteries can be recharged conventionally using a plug-in connection. This allows it to recharge vehicles of various heights.

Nissan field testing new mobility services as part of building sustainable future community in Japan

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To help create a sustainable, low-carbon community, the partnership initiative includes building an energy management system that uses electric vehicles and stationary rechargeable batteries.

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