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IDTechEx sees improving supercapacitors gaining market share against Li-ion batteries

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Yunasko and others have demonstrated 35 Wh/kg, with the intermediate supercabatteries, matching lead-acid and NiCd batteries. A gradual increase in the supercapacitor component and decrease of the battery component is in prospect with IDTechEx forecasting that the global market value for supercapacitors will be $6.5 billion by 2024. Brief

Tier 1 HELLA evaluating PowerGenix NiZn batteries for 48V mild hybrid vehicles

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Nickel-zinc batteries are chemically very similar to nickel-cadmium, NiCd. Nickel-Zinc could offer some unique benefits in 48-volt systems.

Alstom to supply two H3 hybrid shunting locomotives for Audi

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The powertrain consists of a 350 kW diesel generator and a 350 kW NiCd battery. Noise emissions are also significantly reduced. Brief

Microporous polymer material for supercapacitors with large capacitance, high energy and power densities and excellent cycle life

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The energy density is higher than those of nanostructured porous carbon materials and reaches the regime of batteries such as Pb-acid, NiCd, and lithium ion battery (10–150 Wh kg -1 ). Ragone plots of Aza-CMPs. Source: Kou et al. Supplementary material. Click to enlarge. Such materials are thus conducting. —Kou et al. and 2.25

Volkswagen and BYD Agree to Explore Partnership for Hybrids and EVs

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BYD Auto, which is a subsidiary of China-based BYD Group, the leading provider of NiCd batteries (65% global market share) and lithium-ion cell phone batteries (30% global market share), uses BYD lithium-ion iron phosphate cells in its energy storage system. Volkswagen will consistently expand its successful ‘BlueMotionTechnologies’.