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BASF acquires Ovonic Battery Company; NiMH leader to be part of BASF Battery Materials business unit

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All major producers of NiMH batteries are currently working under license from Ovonic. Advanced Ovonic Battery Technology – NiMH, Li-Ion.

BASF pitching NiMH batteries for grid energy storage applications

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BASF Battery Materials will discuss its latest improvements in Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery technology for grid energy storage applications at the 8 th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition (IRES 2013), being held 18-20 November 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Brief

Honda develops process to reuse rare earth metals extracted from old NiMH batteries for new NiMH batteries for hybrid vehicles

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Honda’s process for recycling NiMH batteries. has established what it says it is the first process to reuse rare earth metals extracted from old nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries for new nickel-metal hydride batteries for use in hybrid vehicles. The new portion of the process is outlined in red. Click to enlarge. Honda Motor Co.,

Panasonic develops 12V NiMH energy recovery system for start-stop vehicles; aims to double fuel economy improvement rate of start-stop systems

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Panasonic Corporation has developed a NiMH-based 12V Energy Recovery System for start-stop systems in vehicles. The 12V Energy Recovery System, which is designed to be connected in parallel with the main lead-acid battery, is based on new D-size nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery cells. Click to enlarge.

NiMH Hybrid Batteries in an EV Conversion?

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NIMH battery modules used in the Toyota Prius. I am converting a 1999 Ford Probe into an electric car. have found really really cheap 7.2v My question

Small NIMH Batteries to Power an Electric Car?

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1100 mah NIMH batteries. I have several hundred 7.4v Can I wire them together to make a battery pack large enough to power an AC electric car? Hi, ManZie

Toyota Seeks to Boost NiMH Battery Production Capacity 10%

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wants to expand the production capacity for the NiMH battery packs it uses in hybrids by 10%. The automaker is now seeking access to enough NiMH batteries to equip 1.1 Panasonic EV Energy is capable of churning out roughly 700,000 NiMH battery packs a year. Nikkei. Toyota Motor Corp.

EnerDel introduces Li-ion pack for upgrading Allison NiMH-based hybrid buses

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The ESS is designed as a retrofit to replace the nickel metal hydride (NiMH)-based energy storage system currently used in Allison hybrid buses. The new air-cooled Li-ion energy storage system offers the same voltage, CAN interface and mounting points, making it an easy drop-in replacement for the original NiMH battery. Brief

Hybrid battery inventor Ovshinsky dies

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The largely self-taught scientist is probably best known for his work developing the rechargeable NiMH battery which became the stable of Toyota’s first hybrid cars and its Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) [.]. Michigan-based inventor, Stanford R. Hybrid cars hybrid car

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Toyota Sticking With NiMH for Strong Hybrids in Near Term

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Although Toyota has been working on Li-ion batteries for strong hybrids, and has had 126 Priuses equipped with Li-ion packs on the road for the past three years, NiMH cost performance wins compared to lithium for this application, Kuroda said. Toyota has been able to bring down the cost of the NiMH pack in the Prius “dramatically”, he said.

Honda to reuse rare earth metal extracted from NiMH batteries in hybrids for hybrid vehicle motors

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Honda Motor Co., has agreed with TDK Corporation and Japan Metals & Chemicals Co., Earlier post.). Click to enlarge. Brief

Ovonic Battery Company extends NiMH license with GS Yuasa for life of patents

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has extended its license agreement with GS Yuasa International Ltd., in which OBC is granting GS Yuasa a license to use nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) technology developed and patented by OBC for the life of licensed patents. Ovonic Battery Company, Inc. OBC) a subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. Earlier post.) Brief

Toyota to Stay with NiMH for Mass-Market Hybrids

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Toyota Motor Corporation will continue to use NimH packs for most of its hybrid vehicles after three years of testing Priuses fitted with Li-ion packs. Bloomberg. Toyota last month ended road tests of 126 Priuses in the US, Japan and Europe that began in 2006, company spokeswoman Jana Hartline said in an interview.

Graphene-based supercapacitor offers energy density comparable to NiMH battery, but with rapid charge and discharge

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Ragone plot of graphene supercapacitor. Credit: ACS, Liu et al. Click to enlarge. —Liu et al. Resources. Nano Letters doi: 10.1021/nl102661q.

Sanyo To Hike NiMH Battery Output 3.5x in FY09 Due to Hybrid Car Demand

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will more than triple its production of NiMH batteries for hybrids, citing growing demand for these vehicles. It said it will invest several billion yen to expand production lines at its Sumoto plant, in Hyogo Prefecture, which is the only plant where it makes NiMH batteries for hybrid cars. Nikkei. Sanyo Electric Co.

Report: Sanyo To Supply NiMH Batteries For Peugeot Diesel-Electric Hybrids

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has reached an agreement to supply NiMH batteries to PSA Peugeot Citroen for its diesel-electric hybrid cars starting in 2011. Sanyo supplies NiMH batteries to Honda and Ford and is expected to supply lithium ion batteries to the Volkswagen Group and Toyota Motor Corp. The Nikkei reports that Sanyo Electric Co.

Software Upgrade to Prius PHEV NiMH Conversion Kit Enables All-Electric Driving At Up to 70mph

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PICC’s conversion kit, which replaces Toyota’s 1.3-kilowatt hour NiMH battery pack with the 6.1kWh pack, retails for $12,500. Andrew Ewert.

Sanyo To Supply NiMH Batteries to Peugeot

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The Nikkei is reporting that Sanyo Electric Co. has signed an agreement with PSA Peugeot Citroen to supply nickel-metal hydride batteries for diesel-electric hybrids. Peugeot wants to be the first car maker to put diesel-electric powertrains into production vehicles. The French auto company will use the batteries in the 2011 Peugeot 3008 SUV

NREL/GM Project Finds Ultracaps Perform as Well or Better Than NiMH Pack for Energy Storage in Mild Hybrid Vehicle

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Source: Gonder et al. Click to enlarge. long up/downhill grades). Achieving longer cycle life from reduced SOC swings. Dyno testing, FTP Cycle. 2009).

Plug-in Hybrid Race on as Toyota Tests NiMH PHEV; A123 Challenges CARB to Authorize Conversions

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From today's NY Times Toyota to Test Plug-In Hybrid, Rivaling G.M. It want CARB to authorize aftermarket conversions of hybrids with its Lithium batteries.

Toyota Motor and partners start NiMH battery-to-battery recycling in Japan

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Toyota Chemical Engineering Co., Toyota Chemical Engineering), Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Sumitomo Metal Mining) and Primearth EV Energy Co., Business structure of battery-to-battery recycling. Click to enlarge. TMC is currently investigating introducing this recycling system overseas.

After Extensive, Secretive Testing, Toyota Chooses NiMH Over Li-Ion

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Behind our backs, Toyota has conducted studies on the Prius hybrid.  Three years ago, they stuffed lithium-ion packs in the Prius and put these vehicles through the rigors.  Tests likely included durability evaluation, costs, maintenance issues, and so on.  The results of the testing are in, and Toyota has decided in favor of keeping

Toyota Hybrid Breakthrough! One-mile EV Range Highlander Hybrid!

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Mistakenly blaming the battery type (NiMH) for the meager all-electric performance, AutoBlogGreen remains as confused as most auto journalists about plugs and cars, plug-in hybrids, electric cars, and batteries. The 24 NiMH batteries in my Toyota RAV4 EV take the car 120 miles without gasoline. Would a Lithium-ion battery be better?

Anderman report sees strongest growth for full-hybrid systems; Li-ion batteries for hybrids may be in short supply

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Low-cost 14V micro hybrid systems and full (strong) hybrid (i.e., billion in 2015 and $9.2 billion in 2020. Source: AAB. Click to enlarge. Source: AAB.

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Toward a Plug-in Hybrid Saturn Vue

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While the future may belong to Lithium, a case can easily be made for the early roll-0ut of NiMH plug-ins. Hundreds of millions of safe, robust, reliable miles have been driven in EV1s and Toyota RAV4 EVs, as well as billions of miles in conventional hybrids, all using NiMH. partnership of Cobasys (Chevron/ECD) and A123 got the second.

Lutz Chats Volt with "Fellow Bloggers"

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Asked why not Nickel Metal Hydride batteries in the Volt, at least to start, he says "NiMH just doesn't do it." It would take more weight to reach 40 miles, he says. Interestingly, Lutz says GM is being approached by NiMH manufacturers to use this proven battery chemistry in the Volt. Well worth a listen. And there's the rub.

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EV Briefs, and Black Rock City & EVs

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Toyota’s first Plug-in Prius to Use NiMH Toyota is postponing its Lithium Priuses and rolling out a few NiMH plug-in Priuses for testing purposes. But let's be clear: Toyota could have NiMH plug-in cars on the road in large numbers already - both all-electric and plug-in hybrid - but has chosen not to. Back after Labor Day.

Panasonic breakthrough could double start-stop efficiency

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The company has developed a NiMH-based 12V Energy [.]. Green cars Latest news batteries green cars Panasonic start-stop stop-start

Volt, Re-Volt, No Volt - Will CARB Revolt?

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With NiMH batteries - those that provide energy to every hybrid on the road and thousands of all-electric cars - the Volt plug-in hybrid could go into production today. Tags: e-flex plug-in hybrid chevy volt RAV4 EV Bob Lutz Lithium hydrogen sharon terlep california air resources board GM serial hybrid toyota CARB NiMH Write CARB.

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Energy Conversion Devices seeking to sell Ovonic Battery Company; focus on solar

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OBC invented NiMH rechargeable battery technology that is used globally in hybrid-electric vehicles, and in many consumer and commercial rechargeable batteries. Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. OBC has an established patent position and world-class manufacturing capability for its proprietary nickel hydroxide cathode materials. Brief

Panasonic to supply Li-ion battery cells for Ford’s hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles

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The new Ford in-house Li-ion hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) pack delivers peak charge and discharge power of 35 kW, compared to 25 kW and 27 kW, respectively, in the older Fusion hybrid NiMH pack, said Chuck Gray, Chief Engineer - Ford Electrification Engineering, at the SAE Hybrid Vehicle Technologies Symposium. Click to enlarge.

Toyota details powertrain advances in Gen4 Prius; available E-Four system for all-wheel drive

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The Li-ion pack is 31% lighter, with a 6% reduction in size; the NiMH pack is 2% lighter, with a 10% reduction in size. Engine. 2ZR FXE cutaway.

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ML450 Hybrid In ‘09 Looks Doubtful

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We originally learned about Mercedes’ plan to develop a hybrid version of their popular M-Class in September of 2007, at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

New Toyota/Hino fuel cell bus uses fuel cell system from Mirai

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The fuel cell hybrid bus uses a NiMH battery. Toyota fuel cell bus. Click to enlarge. Toyota Motor Corporation and Hino Motors, Ltd. have built a new version of their fuel cell bus. Earlier post.). The new fuel cell bus is scheduled to service the Toyota Oiden bus route in Toyota City from 9 January. Maximum output/voltage is 9.8 kW/DC300 V.

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Home Cooking a Batch of Batteries

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What prompts this question is the suppression of NiMH cobasys patent by Chevron. Can a battery be better home made than bought? Perhaps if the ingredients

ETV enjoys range-extended Prius success

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It replaced the NiMH pack with a large format lithium-ion battery and retrofitted a liquid-fuelled gas turbine generator as a range extender. The concept, from the Israeli start-up, uses a gas microturbine for the range-extending generator and in the test drive the company modified a Toyota Prius using commercially available components.

Peugeot-Citroen reaches hybrid car agreement

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The report suggests that Sanyo Electric Company has reached an agreement with PSA Peugeot Citroen to supply NiMH batteries for its diesel-electric hybrid cars, beginning in 2011. Tags: Citroen Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Peugeot Citroen DS5 NiMH batteries Peugeot 3008 PSA Peugeot Citroen Sanyo

Lux: 48 V micro-hybrid market will pass 7M vehicles in 2024; promising for LTO Li-ion batteries

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Europe will lead global demand with 2.6 million units sold in 2024, followed by the US and China. With 1.6 Click to enlarge. Noting a predicted 3.7

Lux: Panasonic has 39% share of plug-in vehicle batteries, thanks to its deal with Tesla

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Lithium-ion extends its lead, but NiMH sticks around. Source: Lux Research. Click to enlarge. Lithium-ion batteries captured 68% of the 1.4

Toyota launches fully redesigned Voxy and Noah minivans in Japan; class-first hybrid system

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The NiMH hybrid battery is located below the front seat, creating a comfortable riding space and large cargo space. Click to enlarge. 2ZR-FXE.

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