Lithium Polymer Batteries

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New lithium polymer batteries for electric cars - cheaper, lighter, and.400 miles on a charge

Today's Electric Cars and Battery Recycling

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So you may have heard a little about the not-so-clean business of lead acid battery recycling.but hey, what about all the lithium ion batteries being used in today's electric cars? This NYT article connects the electric car manufacturers with their long-term battery recycling plans

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Electric Car Batteries: Lithium!

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Best electric car batteries for conversions are LiFePO4 prismatic cells. Interview with Lithium Storage and EVTV on the marriage of lithium and EVs

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Lithium Battery Management Systems

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Lithium battery management systems for your electric car: When you need it, and when you don't. Controversial interview included;

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2011 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

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The 2011 Chevy Tahoe is still one of the largest hybrid SUVs on the market today. Even with these capabilities, the 2011 Tahoe delivers an EPA estimated 20 MPG city and 23 highway. Reviewers did cite some negatives about the 2011 Tahoe Hybrid.

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2011 Nissan Leaf

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The 2011 Nissan Leaf is the first battery electric car from a major carmaker built in high volumes for almost a century. Its distinctive five-door design makes it as recognizable and iconic on the road as the Toyota Prius hybrid, yet distinctively a Nissan. As the sole all-electric car sold in volume this year, it’s hands-down the greenest

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European Electric Vehicle Congress 2011

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The European Electric Vehicle Congress (EEVC-2011) will be held in Brussels, 26–28 October 2011, and is organized by Frédéric Vergels, who has served as the Secretary General of AVERE , the European Association of Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell, Electric Vehicles, since 1998. EEVC 2011 will be held in Brussels with the aim to involve as many representatives of the European Commission, Committee of the Regions and Parliament as possible in the discussions.

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Ford Escape Hybrid Update For 2011

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The 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV continues to offer superior fuel economy as its past years’ models. The significant changes in the 2011 edition are all technological. The 2011 Escape Hybrid combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and a battery-powered electric motor.

Pike Research forecasts hybrid electric locomotive sales could reach nearly 500 units from 2011 to 2020; to utilize 514 MWh of battery capacity by 2020

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According to a recent report from Pike Research, hybrid locomotive sales will reach nearly 500 units during the period from 2011 to 2020, representing an increasing portion of the total market. Batteries Forecasts Hybrids Rail

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Toshiba’s SCiB battery for the Fit EV

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Honda selected Toshiba Corporation’s SCiB rechargeable Li-ion battery to power the Fit EV. Toshiba will supply battery modules for the new car, which Honda will launch in summer 2012 in Japan and the US. The SCiB charges in about half the time of a typical Li-ion battery, Toshiba says.

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2011 Nissan Leaf: 11K Miles, No Battery Issues, Defroster Needs Work

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Back at the end of March, I took delivery of our very own 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car. So far, we’ve told you about long-distance drives, explained five things we’ve learned after 5,000 miles, and what we’d learned after 5 months with the car. But as fall quickly heads towards winter and the holiday season is upon us

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Golf Cart Battery Overflow

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I have a EZ-go golf cart that is powered by 6 six volt batteries. Sometimes I find that the batteriesWhen it not being used it's left on the charger.

SAE to hold 2011 Vehicle Battery Summit in November in Shanghai

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SAE International will hold the 2011 Vehicle Battery Summit in Shanghai, 14-15 November 2011. Designed to integrate the most recent battery innovations with lessons learned in recent EV/PHEV commercialization efforts, this year’s Summit will build significantly on the knowledge presented at last year’s highly successful (2010) Summit.

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SwRI acquires 2011 plug-in electric vehicle to include its batteries in EssEs Consortium matrix

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) recently acquired an extended range electric vehicle to include its batteries in the Energy Storage System Evaluation and Safety (EssEs) Consortium. The acquired vehicle is powered by an electric motor with electricity stored in a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. performing research to advance the testing methodologies used to benchmark batteries, making tests faster, cheaper and more significant. Batteries Plug-ins

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Lithium Batteries for Sale?

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Does your company offer lithium batteries? They seem much better for car applications. There is a company called AC Propulsion that has a long range-hi

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2011 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

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The 2011 Chevy Tahoe is still one of the largest hybrid SUVs on the market today. Even with these capabilities, the 2011 Tahoe delivers an EPA estimated 20 MPG city and 23 highway. Reviewers did cite some negatives about the 2011 Tahoe Hybrid.

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KIT researchers develop fluoride-ion batteries; potential for much higher energy densities than conventional Li-ion batteries

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Setup of the fluoride-ion battery: A fluoride-containing electrolyte separates the metal anode from the metal fluoride cathode. rechargeable) battery cells based on a fluoride shuttle. Metal fluorides may be applied as conversion materials in lithium-ion batteries. Batteries

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Lux Research: smart grid, energy storage, and EV M&A hits $2.4B in 1H 2011; start-ups selling at bargain prices

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Merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in the smart grid, energy storage, and electric vehicle (EV) sectors during the first six months of 2011 already totaled twice those made during all of 2010, and many more cash-starved start-ups are due for the auction block, according to a new report from Lux Research. From July 2010 to June 2011, the three sectors landed only $1.54 billion in all three sectors during the first half of 2011—more than double the $1.20

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The electricity in gasoline

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petroleum oil refineries Big Oil battery electric carI just ran across the latest available data, from 2005, for the electricity consumption by petroleum refineries. Source: Energy Statistics Database | United Nations Statistics Division ) The US is, hoorah, #1. Almost 49,000,000,000 kWh. One electric car, roughly speaking, will use about 3000 kWh to go about 12,000 miles.

BMW ActiveE available for leasing in US in Fall 2011

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The BMW ActiveE ( earlier post ) will be available for lease in the metropolitan markets of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, New York and Boston as well as the state of Connecticut beginning in Fall 2011 for $499 per month for 24 months with a down payment $2,250.

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Bad Battery Charger Blues

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Usually when I plug the charger into the golf cart battery pack there is momentary pause, then hum, then the charging needle moves left to right to about

Changing the Golf Cart Batteries

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What is proper way to disconnect old batteries and connect new batteries? how long should I let new batteries charge before using? My wife, grandkids

GM China Science Lab hosts 2011 GM Global R&D Symposium; lightweight materials and automotive batteries

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The General Motors China Science Lab hosted the 2011 GM Global R&D Symposium in Shanghai. The one-day event focused on automotive lightweight material and battery research and technology development. It is carrying out research on advanced propulsion systems, lightweight materials and manufacturing processes, urban traffic, driving and safety, human-machine interfaces and battery cells.

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Restoring Dead Golf Cart Batteries

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I have a set of new batteries, however, they are 6 years old. I've never used them. Can they be restored? Hi, Harry! Maybe, but I think much depends

Lightweight EV Battery Charger Available?

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I got 12 Yuasa 12v lead-acid batteries (SWL 2250F) in my car, and the charger I got is a heavyweight - is there anything lighter on the market that I can

2011 Chevrolet Volt's Extra 'Free' Electric Miles In Gas Mode

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Once its initial battery charge is exhausted, the 2011 Chevy Volt seamlessly switches on its internal combustion engine to generate electricity. But it turns out that the 2011 Volt can sometimes return to electric-drive mode even before it's plugged in, letting it deliver additional “clean miles." Here's how. According to the very detailed

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Golf cart batteries in an RV?

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I have a 22-foot RV with two 12V coach batteries. I've heard that two 6V golf cart batteries in series are better than two 12V marine batteries in parallel

Got a 2011 Chevy Volt? Check Your 110V Charge Cable

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If you’re thinking of buying a 2011 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, then you’re probably already aware that its 16 kilowatt-hour battery pack is much smaller than the battery packs normally found in pure electric cars. As a consequence, it is even possible to charge the Volt’s battery pack overnight from a domestic power outlet

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GM outlines further steps on battery safety, customer satisfaction initiatives for the Volt; the importance of de-powering the battery after a severe crash

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General Motors today announced initiatives for customer satisfaction and outlined its steps in battery safety research to ensure ongoing confidence in the safety of Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle. On Friday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened a formal safety defect investigation to assess the risk of a battery-related fire in Chevy Volts that have been involved in a serious crash. Batteries Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Safety

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Life cycle analysis of three battery chemistries for PHEVs and BEVs; environmental impacts higher than expected

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Flow diagram of the battery system, defined by the functional unit of 50 MJ stored and delivered to the powertrain. The battery systems were investigated with a functional unit based on energy storage, and environmental impacts were analyzed using midpoint indicators.

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Chrysler launches the 2011 GEM line

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Chrysler Group Global Electric Motorcars LLC (GEM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Chrysler Group LLC, recently launched the 2011 GEM vehicle line of low-speed battery-electric vehicles. New for the 2011 GEM model year is the energy monitoring system, which allows drivers to determine the total amount of energy in kilowatt-hours (kWh) that the GEM vehicle has removed from the grid.

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Mercedes-Benz F125!: fuel cell plug-in hybrid with Li-sulfur battery and structure integrated hydrogen storage with MOFs

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Lithium-sulphur batteries (e.g., earlier post ), which Mercedes-Benz is examining in parallel with further development of the current lithium-ion battery and research into lithium-air technology. The lithium-sulphur battery for the F 125! Mercedes-Benz F 125! research vehicle.

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Hybrid SUV Future? Beyond 2011

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a single refueling allows it to go almost eight hundred miles and fifty miles on the batteries alone. Despite Setbacks, Hybrid Future Looks Bright.

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Johnson Controls expanding global production of AGM batteries for start-stop systems; $555M investment from 2011 to 2020

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In anticipation of increasing demand for start-stop systems, Johnson Controls is adding Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery production capacity. AGM battery technology is at this point the dominant start-stop energy storage technology. Johnson Controls AGM battery.

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Golf Cart Battery Packs and Amp Hours

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Can you interchange golf cart batteries with different amp hour ratings? 4 batteries are rated at 225ah, and the other 2 are rated at 200ah. I feel

Electric Cars: How the 2011 Nissan Leaf & 2011 Chevy Volt Differ

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Buyers can now choose between "pure" battery electric vehicles and a car with a combination power train termed either a range-extended electric vehicle, which uses a gasoline engine to generate electricity to run the car, or a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) that adds plug-in capability to a conventional hybrid vehicle, a Not all electric cars are the same.

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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. Batteries Electric (Battery

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EV Battery Charging and Voltage Change

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Can you charge a 8 volt battery with a 12 volt charger? Hi, Mark - Mike Collier from Lithium Storage Inc. will answer your question. He says: It is

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RV Batteries in a Golf Cart?

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Can 6 volt deep cycle RV batteries be used with in a golf cart? Will they be as effective as regular golf cart batteries? Hi, Jim - Usually, RV deep

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. I have found really really cheap 7.2v My question

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Sumitomo considering marketing new lower-temperature molten-salt electrolyte battery to automakers for EVs and hybrids

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Construction of the molten-salt electrolyte battery. is considering targeting its lower-temperature molten-salt electrolyte battery, being developed in partnership with Kyoto University ( earlier post ), to makers of electric and hybrid passenger cars, according to Bloomberg. A drawback to the general class of molten salt batteries (e.g., Using this salt, it developed the new molten-salt electrolyte battery. Sumitomo Electric Annual Report 2011. Batteries

DOE: median EV range in US grew from 73 miles in MY 2011 to 125 miles in MY

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In model year 2011, there were just three different models of all-electric vehicles (AEV) available and their ranges on a full charge (according to the Environmental Protection Agency) spanned from 63 to 94 miles. Electric (Battery

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Should I Discharge the Battery Completely?

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How come my car's 12 volt battery is kept fully charged, yet I am told not to charge golf cart battery every night? I am told that I should only charge