Jilin team improves hydrogen storage alloys to boost performance of NiMH batteries

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Researchers at Jilin University in China have proposed a new strategy for designing hydrogen storage alloys with high capacity and long cycling life to improve the discharge capacity and cycling life of nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries. Jiang (2018) “A strategy for designing new AB4.5-type hydrogen storage alloys with high capacity and long cycling life,” Journal of Power Sources , Volume 398, Pages 42-48 doi: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2018.07.041.

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Chubu Electric Power, Toyota partner on reuse and subsequent recycling of NiMH and Li-ion electrified vehicle batteries

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In FY 2018, Chubu Electric Power and Toyota will commence verification of the Storage Battery System. The initial stage will involve nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries, which are currently being used in large quantities, mainly in hybrid electric vehicles (HEV).

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ARTS Energy in supply agreement with Hunan Copower for NiMH cells for HEV applications in Europe; 1st step into transportation market

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ARTS Energy will now have access to Hunan Copower 33600 NiMH cells. France-based ARTS Energy, a manufacturer of battery-based energy storage solutions using a variety of chemistries, is entering the hybrid-electric vehicle and very high power application markets via a strategic partnership with Hunan Copower EV Battery Co, a subsidiary of the Corun Group. ARTS Energy currently serves the solar, defense & aviation, medical, professional electronics and emergency lighting markets.

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Kyoto University team proposes selective dismantling to increase recycling potential of precious metals from end-of-life vehicles

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ABS, ETC, NiMH, LIB and PWB signify anti-lock braking system, electronic toll collection, Nickel metal hydride (battery), Lithium-ion battery, and printed wiring board, respectively.

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Toyota introducing new powertrain units based on TNGA; transmissions, engine, hybrid system, 4WD

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kWh NiMH pack with 180 cells (6.5

2018 116

Lexus unveils new UX crossover with new hybrid system; first use of GA-C; new TNGA powertrain elements

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Lexus hosted the world premiere of the new UX crossover at the 2018 Geneva Motor show. A new nickel metal-hydride (NiMH) battery is used with a revised construction and more compact cooling system that allows for smaller dimensions overall.

2018 90

Roskill: automotive batteries and stainless steel to drive nickel demand

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Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) such as the Toyota Prius have been an important market for nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries.

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Adamas: deployment of nickel-rich cathode chemistries drives battery nickel demand higher in May

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Over the same period, the amount of NME used in li-ion batteries (primarily in the form of nickel sulfate) increased 69% whereas the amount of NME used in NiMH batteries (primarily in the form of nickel hydroxide and AB5 nickel-REE alloy) increased 26%. In May 2019, 57% more nickel metal equivalent (NME) was deployed globally in batteries of new passenger EVs than the same month the year prior, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest “EV Battery Nickel Monthly” report.

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Adamas: China, US and Japan drove 73% of electrified vehicle battery nickel deployment in May 2019

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China alone was responsible for 40% of all NME deployed globally in passenger EV batteries in May 2019 versus 38% in May 2018 as passenger EV makers in the nation have increasingly adopted higher energy density NCM cells, which contain nickel, at the expense of lower energy density LFP alternatives that do not. Japan was responsible for 8% of all NME deployed globally in passenger automotive batteries in May 2019 versus 11% in May 2018.

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Toyota showing two new fuel cell concepts at Tokyo Motor Show: bus and car

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The bus uses a NiMH drive battery. Toyota has launched two new fuel cell vehicle concepts: the Sora fuel cell bus and the Fine Comfort Ride fuel cell car. The company will show both at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show later this month.

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VW Chief Executive Says Company Will Introduce EVs Based on the Up! New Small Family in 2013; Cautions Against Electro-Hype

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This performance, Winterkorn said, “ is no reason for euphoria ” but shows that the Volkswagen group—which comprises nine automotive brands—is staying on course, and shows that its strategy to 2018 is on the right track. VW, Daimler subsidiary Daug and Varta developed a NimH battery in the early 90s, and the VW group put the Audi duo hybrid on the road in 1997.

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