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Wireless EV charging, home-charger incentives, long-range battery tech: Today’s Car News

An official standard for wireless charging could lead to a sea change in how people see EVs. A site enabled by the VW diesel settlement is ready to help find the right charger and claim all the incentives. And battery tech on the way next year will put long range into a wider array of models. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. With the...

Battery supplier SKI: 500 miles of range with 20 minutes of fast-charging, ready in 2021

The South Korean supplier SK Innovation revealed Thursday that it’s developing cells that will only need two quick 10-minute charges to cover more than 500 miles of range when installed in an EV. SKI said that it expects to complete the development of the new cells by the first half of next year—or as soon as the end of the...

Need an EV home charger installed, and clarity on incentives? Thank the VW diesel settlement

Electrify America—the charging network created as part of Volkswagen's diesel emissions settlement—and electric-car advocacy group Veloz are launching a one-stop information source for home charging. The two entities on Thursday announced an online tool, called Home Charging Advisor, that allows shoppers to browse available Level 2...

Wireless EV charging gets a boost: Single standard will harmonize systems up to 11 kw

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) on Thursday announced the first global standard for wireless electric-car charging, which could help accelerate the technology's rollout. The standard—officially SAE J2954—applies to inductive-charging systems up to 11 kilowatts. As with existing SAE standards for other charging methods, J2954...

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

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. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Following up on the...

Report: LG Chem to triple cylindrical-cell production for EVs, plans "new form factor" cells

Battery maker LG Chem plans to triple production of cylindrical cells used primarily by Tesla, and is developing an improved version of that cell format, Reuters reported Wednesday. LG Chem, which also supplies cells to General Motors, Hyundai, Lucid Motors, and the Volkswagen Group, said it planned to increase production in response to rising...

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

Volvo on Wednesday announced United States pricing for the XC40 Recharge electric crossover—its first mass-market electric car. The XC40 Recharge will start at $54,895 (including a mandatory destination charge), but will qualify for the full $7,500 federal tax credit, and possibly state and local incentives as well, depending on where you...

Musk: Tesla Semi ramp-up depends on battery cell supply—and infrastructure partners

Tesla reported its fifth consecutive profitable quarter on Wednesday, with executives providing a relatively straightforward business update spanning the company’s automotive, energy, and energy storage areas. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Tesla still hopes to achieve its target of 500,000 vehicle sales this year, globally. The...

GM hasn't developed the Hummer EV yet, but its battery tech is ready

Automakers that build off-road vehicles often talk about how their development work has taken them to the far reaches of the globe, over millions of miles. As off-roading becomes electrified, with vehicles like the 2022 GMC Hummer EV just introduced, that need applies more than ever. Such was the case last month when we spoke with Jeep propulsion...

Hummer EV Edition 1, BMW i3 milestone, New Jersey might ban gas cars: Today’s Car News

GM has officially revealed the Hummer EV. New Jersey is mulling the phaseout of gasoline cars. And BMW reaches 200,000 i3s. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. General Motors has revealed its 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1. With more than 350 miles of range, 0-60 mph acceleration in 3 seconds, and the kind of off-road performance promised by a...

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