Lithium Air Batteries for EVs?

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Maybe there's something even better for EVs than lithium ion batteries. These have never been very robust, but maybe that's all changing now

Lithium Air Batteries for EVs?

Electric Cars are for Girls

Maybe there's something even better for EVs than lithium ion batteries. These have never been very robust, but maybe that's all changing now

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Nickel Cadmium Batteries

Electric Cars are for Girls

Nickel cadmium batteries can be scavenged from used electric buses and vans for your electric car. Here's what you need to know

Car Battery Charger

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Can you save a lot of money using one car battery charger for each EV battery? Here's how it's done

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Exide Battery Cycle Life

Electric Cars are for Girls

What is cycle life of Exide 8 volt golf car batteries? Hi, John! Well, I called Exide's customer service hotline to get the answer straight from

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Who Makes Pacer Batteries?

Electric Cars are for Girls

Who is the manufacturer of the Pacer 6 volt electric golf cart battery? Hi, Joe - (Sorry if your name is Jerry and you're from New Brunswick, but

Electric Car Battery Chargers

Electric Cars are for Girls

Electric car battery chargers are expensive, and for some reason are the last thing folks want to spend money on

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Review: 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

To make these trips more pleasurable and make it easier to find your way, General Motors has added a new color touch-screen navigation and radio system to the 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. Similar high-end safety features are included with the 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid.

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2012 Ford Focus Battery Pack Cost: $12-15,000, Says CEO

Green Car Reports

Over the past few years, there’s been a lot of speculation surrounding the actual cost to automakers of the lithium-ion battery packs used in most modern electric cars. Unfortunately, the automotive industry hasn’t been keen to disclose any figures, but on occasion we’ve managed to use rudimentary math to make reasonably

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Battery-switchable electric Commodore breaks 24-hour world EV distance record

Green Car Congress

EV Engineering fit the battery pack in the engine compartment of the Commodore to enable switching. The battery-switchable fully-electric Holden Commodore developed by. incorporate ground-breaking battery switch technology. Batteries Conversions Electric (Battery

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2012 Nissan Leaf

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Nissan Leaf is the second year of production for the first mass-produced, battery-electric vehicle of modern days. Like the original Toyota Prius hybrid, the 2012 Leaf is easy to And it remains a milestone in many ways: It does everything a conventional car does, at least up to 70 miles or so of range, and emits no emissions at all.

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2012 Ford Focus Electric: First Drive Review

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is the company's first-ever production battery-electric vehicle, and that alone makes it noteworthy. But the fact that it's also pleasant to drive--somewhat on the fun side of unremarkable--means that it's the first compact all-electric competitor to the Nissan Leaf, also a five-door hatchback that runs entirely on

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How Many Lithium Batteries for 300HP?

Electric Cars are for Girls

How many of what size of batteries will it take to make a pack of lifepo4 batteries equivalent to a (300 hp) electric AC engine? Hi, Greg - Mike Collier

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2012 Coda Sedan Electric Car Gets Smaller Battery Pack Option

Green Car Reports

But at yesterday’s 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Coda announced it had made the decision to offer customers the choice between two different battery packs With only one month to go before Californian electric automaker Coda is due to commence sales of its $39,900 Sedan, you’d expect available options and specifications to be set in stone.

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Nickel Cadmium Batteries: Charging

Electric Cars are for Girls

Nickel cadmium batteries can be scavenged from used electric buses and vans for your electric car. Part 2, talking about charging Ni-cads

Nickel Cadmium Batteries: Safety

Electric Cars are for Girls

Nickel cadmium batteries can be scavenged from used electric buses and vans for your electric car. Part 3, talking about ni-cad safety

Shanghai General Motors introduces Sail SPRINGO EV at Auto Guangzhou 2012; green technology strategy to 2020

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At the opening of Auto Guangzhou 2012, Shanghai General Motors launched its first localized new energy vehicle, the Sail SPRINGO EV. It takes approximately seven hours for the battery to be fully charged using a dedicated 220V connection. China Electric (Battery

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Buying A 2012 Tesla Model S? Think Before Ordering The Battery Pack

Green Car Reports

At the end of 2011, Tesla released its final specification, options and price list for the 2012 Model S sedan. Depending on the choice of battery pack, the 2012 Tesla Model S should travel 160, 230, or 300 miles per charge. For Tesla Model S owners who have purchased cars with the 230 or 300-mile battery pack, specially built Superchargers

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2012 Mitsubishi i Electric Minicar: Driven

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Mitsubishi i (also known as the i-MiEV) is a battery electric minicar roughly the size of a Mini Cooper. It took a while, but we've finally had a chance to spend time with the smallest plug-in electric car sold in the U.S. The little hatchback has four doors, four usable seats, and a lot more space inside than you'd imagine from its

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Nissan launches EV battery manufacturing in Smyrna plant

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Nissan has launched production in its new battery plant in Smyrna, Tenn. Combined, the construction of the battery plant and modification of the Smyrna manufacturing facility represent an investment of up to $1.7 Each battery pack consists of 192 cells contained in 48 separate modules.

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Drayson Racing and Lola unveil battery-electric Le Mans prototype; application of structural composite batteries

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Drayson Racing Technologies and Lola Group unveiled the anticipated electric-powered Le Mans prototype racing car, the Lola-Drayson B12/69EV, at the 2012 Low Carbon Racing Conference at the NEC. BAE Systems has been investigating and demonstrating structural batteries and.

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Recycle a lead acid battery, and where does it go?

Electric Cars are for Girls

The Battery Council says: recycle a lead acid battery and be an 'environmental success story'. But I wondered - who ends up with the lead

Researchers demonstrate concept desalination battery

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Schematic representation of the working principle behind a complete cycle of the desalination battery, showing how energy extraction can be accomplished: step 1, desalination; step 2, removal of the desalinated water and inlet of seawater; step 3, discharge of Na + and Cl ? Batteries Water

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2012 Nissan Leaf Lease Now $219 A Month, Incentives Increase

Green Car Reports

With ongoing consumer concerns about battery longevity in hot climates, not to mention an all-new 2013 Leaf electric car just around the corner, NIssan has dropped the price of leasing a 2012 model. According to The Washington Post, Nissan started September with enough 2012 Leafs in its inventory to keep dealers supplied with cars for 114 days

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Reviewed: 2012 VW Touareg Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

Delivering Luxury and Power: 2012 VW Touareg Hybrid. The 2012 Touareg Hybrid combines a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 with an electric motor. Essentially, the 2012 Touareg Hybrid shares the same basic platform and battery technology as the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and Audi Q7 Hybrid.

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Golf Cart Batteries are Popular for Electric Cars

Electric Cars are for Girls

What kind of electric car batteries are people actually using now, and why? Golf cart batteries, actually.even on the freeway

Reviewed: 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

To make these trips more pleasurable and make it easier to find your way, General Motors has added a new color touch-screen navigation and radio system to the 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. Similar high-end safety features are included with the 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid.

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2012 Toyota RAV4 EV: First Drive Of Tesla-Powered Crossover

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV has every bit of space that the gasoline versions do. Its Tesla-engineered battery pack and electric motor give it better performance than the If the ideal electric car has a real-world range of 100 miles or more and the practical utility that American families buy crossovers for, the future may be arriving this year.

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CMU study finds small battery PHEVs and gasoline hybrids the least-cost policy solution to reducing gasoline consumption

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The federal subsidy significantly favors larger battery packs to a stronger degree than their potential for additional gasoline savings. Peterson and Michalek 2012. per gallon saved while subsidizing 16 kWh battery PHEVs at roughly $4.50 —Peterson and Michalek, 2012.

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Researchers show feasibility of lithium-metal-free anode for Li-air battery; addressing one of three main barriers to Li-air battery development

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Researchers from University of Rome Sapienza (Italy), Hanyang University (Korea) and the Argonne National Laboratory (US) have shown that the highly reactive lithium metal anode typically projected for use in Li-air batteries can be replaced with a lithiated silicon-carbon anode. C battery.

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Mitsubishi to unveil Outlander PHEV at 2012 Paris Motor Show

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will present the global debut of the new Outlander SUV plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at the 2012 Paris Motor Show later this month. The Outlander PHEV, which combines a Twin Motor 4WD system comprising two 60 kW independent electric motors (one on each axle); a 12 kWh Li-ion battery pack; and a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder MIVEC gasoline engine, has a targeted fuel economy in excess of 61 km/liter (143.5 Battery pack.

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GM and ABB demonstrate community energy storage system built from 5 used Volt batteries; Duke Energy testing

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GM and ABB partnered to produce a prototype back-up power storage unit that repackages five used Volt batteries into a modular unit that becomes an uninterruptible power supply and grid power balancing system. —Pablo Valencia, GM senior manager of battery lifecycle management.

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A123 Systems supplying Li-ion batteries for new BMW ActiveHybrid 3 and ActiveHybrid 5 models

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A123 Systems is providing Li-ion battery cells for the new BMW ActiveHybrid 3 ( earlier post ) and ActiveHybrid 5 ( earlier post ) models to be shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week. Batteries Hybrids

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Copper-coated silicon particles as an anode material for Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a scalable, chemical approach for synthesizing copper-coated hydrogenated amorphous silicon particles (Cu-coated a-Si:H) through a polyol reduction method for use as anode material in Li-ion batteries. Batteries

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Huge 2012 Chevy Volt Crash Proves Its Safety Credentials

Green Car Reports

Ever since a battery pack from a 2012 Chevrolet Volt caught fire weeks after it was subjected to tough National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tests in a laboratory, critics of General Motor’s plug-in hybrid have been quick to question its safety credentials.

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2012 Ford Focus Electric: 105 MPGe, 76-mile range.10 Sales

Green Car Reports

It's the first battery-electric car from a global automaker, a compact hatchback eagerly awaited for years and touted by some as a revolutionary vehicle that will change the way we drive forever. It is, instead, the 2012 Ford Focus Electric, which earned a higher efficiency rating (105 MPGe combined) and a longer electric

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Report: Toyota doubling hybrid output to 1.2M In 2012

Green Car Congress

Batteries and motors for hybrids can be used in electric vehicles or in a coming generation of fuel-cell cars. The Nikkei reports that Toyota Motor Corp. is expected to produce 1.2 million hybrid vehicles this year—twice the 2011 total—as it brings the vehicles into Asian markets. Toyota thus believes that lowering costs for such key components through mass production will give it an edge in developing environmentally friendly vehicles. Brief

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Daimler/BYD joint venture introduces DENZA EV concept at Auto China 2012; BYD introduces new dual-mode Qin

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BDNT), the joint venture between Daimler and BYD ( earlier post ) unveiled a DENZA battery-electric vehicle show car at Auto China 2012 in Beijing. Auto China 2012 marks the first appearance of the DENZA brand at a motor show. China Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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New “convection battery” could significantly increase performance of existing as well as new, improved battery chemistries

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Researchers at the University of Missouri’s Department of Chemical Engineering (MU) have developed and demonstrated a new type of battery, referred to as the “convection battery” or “convection cell”. Gordon (2011) High-Energy Density Flow Battery Validation. Batteries

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Cornell team proposes new scheme for Lithium-sulfide battery cathodes

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Researchers at Cornell University are proposing a new scheme for cathodes for lithium-sulfide batteries ( earlier post ) to prevent lithium polysulfide dissolution and shuttling during electrochemical cycling. Archer (2012) Lithium–Sulfur Battery Cathode Enabled by Lithium–Nitrile Interaction.

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

Green Car Congress

BASF has acquired Ovonic Battery Company (OBC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices Inc. Ovonic is a leading producer of NiMH (nickel metal hydride) battery technology, including the production of cathode active materials (CAMs) for this battery type.

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2012 Lexus CT 200h Review

Hybrid SUV Blog

Review: 2012 Lexus CT 200h. Specifically, the 2012 Lexus CT 200h is categorized as a premium compact, four-door hatchback hybrid. The 2012 Lexus CT 200h gets a combined city/highway mileage of 42 mpg. Drivers have a few new options for 2012.

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CAP-XX introduces supercap modules to support batteries in stop-start applications

Green Car Congress

The downside is the increased number of starts over a Stop-Start vehicle’s life—potentially more than 100 per day—which means a standard car battery may last less than 18 months, the company notes. NEDC testing: battery alone. NEDC testing: battery plus supercaps.

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