200AH LiFePo4 Battery Test Results

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A DIY Electric Car Member, david85, has been testing a 200 Amp-Hour LiFePo4 Battery for a few weeks now and has been keeping a public journal of the results. If you're not familiar with LifePo4, it's a fairly new battery technology that promises greater safety than Lithium Ion or Lithium Polymer while still holding a good energy density and a decent discharge rate. Tags: LiFePo4 Product Reviews batteries

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Smith Electric Vehicles Delivers First Battery-Electric Truck into Ireland

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Building materials retailer Grange Builders Providers, of Baldoyle, Dublin, has purchased a Smith Newton truck for deliveries of building and DIY products. Designed for city and town center use, the Smith Newton is powered by an 80 kWh Li-ion battery pack and a 120 kW electric motor. This provides a top speed of 50 mph (80 km/h) and a range of 100 miles (160 km) on one battery charge.

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MIT Battery Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Electric Cars : Gas 2.0

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The breakthrough could revolutionize electric car battery technology and pave the way for ultra-fast charging electric vehicles in as little as two years. For electric vehicles with large battery packs, the biggest limiter is already in the circuit panel.

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Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

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The three leading new options to re-supply our autos with energy are charging at home, battery swap stations and fast charge stations. Gallery: Plugging in at home Battery swap stations are a concept often associated with Better Place , an EV infrastructure company.

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Looking to get in a hybrid for cheap? Used Toyota Prius 1.5 HSD 2004-2009 Review

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The gasoline engine only runs in reversing to power the batteries. There are two additional components in the hybrid Prius, an inverter that translates electricity from the battery to the motor. The hybrid battery pack will need servicing but it depends on a bunch of factors.

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Car Companies Standardize Plug for Electric Vehicles : Gas 2.0

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Write For GO About Advertise Contact Login Explore GO Media: News & Opinion Family & Lifestyle Business & Technology Gas 2.0 Like this post? Subscribe to our RSS feed and stay up to date.

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Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

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The benefit of a higher voltage connector has nothing to do with the speed at which the battery will charge it has to do with the conductor size.

Soot and Spin: Two Plug-in Paradoxes

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Paradox 1 - Soot: There's an apparent emissions paradox with plug-in hybrids (PHEV): Driving longer distances on battery power means more cold starts as the internal combustion engine (ICE) stops and starts up again after the batteries deplete. Third-party and DIY converters can't muck with every system on a car. To take one example, batteries.

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VIDEO: Driving a Tesla-powered Smart

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Also ferrying guests about a short circuit (so to speak) was a smart fortwo imbued with a Tesla-engineered drivetrain, fruit of its effort to supply Daimler with battery packs for 1,000 smart eds.

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Postal Service Minivan - Click above for high-res gallery Chrysler is celebrating Earth Day today by unveiling the first four of what will be a fleet of 250 battery-powered minivans for the U.S.

Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

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If you want it to perform like a sports car instead of a slug in a sportscars skin, youre going to need that 10k for the ac drive system alone, and then maybe another 15k for a lithium battery pack. As more renewables come online, battery electrics just keep getting cleaner and greener.

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Battery chargers and DC/DC converters. DC PowerSystems : Mega-controller and battery regulators. for go-karts and small EVs Flight SystemsIndustrial Products: forklift parts and GE controller service GeneralElectric : Motors and controls Guest :Battery chargers Kilovac : Contactors LEMCO : Motors ManzanitaMicro : Mega-battery chargers and battery regulators. RileyEnterprises : Electric and hybrid DIY plans.

Lotus and Harmon partner up to add sound to hybrids

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If the hybrids engine starts operating, at higher speeds or throttle demands or lower battery levels, the control system automatically stops the external synthesis.

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