Lithium-ion vs. nickel-metal hydride: Toyota still likes both for its hybrids

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Toyota continues to stay the course with nickel-metal hydride battery cells for many of its hybrid vehicles, even though most other hybrid vehicles from other brands have moved on to using lithium-ion cells exclusively. Los Angeles Auto Show lithium-ion nickel-metal-hydride battery

Nickel-Metal-Hydride Batteries For Electric Cars? Energy Density Can Rise 10-Fold: Researchers

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The division is pretty clear: nickel-metal-hydride batteries are for use only in hybrids--at least those from Toyota, which has used more of the batteries than any other maker by far. Lithium-ion cells, on the other hands, are the only ones with sufficient energy density to be used in the much larger packs of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid

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Toyota Plugging in with Nickel Metal Hydride

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Well, surprise, surprise: "Toyota has the knowledge and experience with nickel metal hydride. And we have to use the battery we know best, in terms of overall performance," said [Yoshitaka] Asakura [Project General Manager of Toyota's Hybrid Vehicle System Engineering Development Division.] The prototype PHEV's use two current generation Prius battery packs sandwiched together and modified to deliver a greater ability to charge and discharge.

VW's last engines, Toyota batteries, Ford names: Today's Car News

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Toyota explains why it still uses nickel-metal hydride batteries. And a Chinese battery company says it will pass the magic $100-per-kilowatt-hour threshold as soon as 2020. VW announced that it is now designing the last combustion engines it will sell. Ford trademarks two possible names that could go on its upcoming electric SUV. All this and. lithium-ion

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. 1 and a capacity retention of 80% after a long cycling life of 928 cycles, showing great potential for applications in nickel metal hydride batteries. Batteries

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

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has agreed with TDK Corporation and Japan Metals & Chemicals Co., JMC) to jointly pursue the reuse of a rare earth metal extracted from nickel-metal hydride batteries in hybrid vehicles for magnets of new hybrid vehicle motors. Honda Motor Co.,

Yesterday's hybrid car is tomorrow's Energizer battery

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That battery-powered alarm clock or flashlight in your house could very well contain a piece of an old hybrid car. Energizer now makes rechargeable AA and AAA batteries with four-percent recycled content, by weight. This new Recharge line includes some material from retired hybrid-car battery packs. DON'T MISS: Nickel-Metal-Hydride Batteries For. Manufacturing Batteries Recycling

Is The Elusive 'Ideal' Electric-Car Battery Hiding In Plain Sight?

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His battery is almost flatlining. DON'T MISS: Nickel-Metal-Hydride Batteries For. Batteries lithium-ion battery pack research plug-in cars Lithium-airAndy Thomson is at the white-knuckled, breath-sucking end of his electric car’s range. It’s minus 26 Celsius outside on the lonely road to North Bay, Ontario. Yet he somehow makes it into town with less than 8 miles left before he runs out of electrons.

Patent Fight Erupts Over Next-Generation Electric-Car Battery Chemistry

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Electric cars may still make up just a tiny percentage of the vehicles on world roads, but the batteries that power them are already a big business. RELATED: Nickel-Metal-Hydride. Green Argonne National Laboratory Batteries lawsuit plug-in cars research research and development As with most industries, that occasionally means big lawsuits, as companies try to protect valuable intellectual property they''ve spent years or decades refining.

Toyota Accelerates Switch To Lithium-Ion Batteries, Still Lags Others

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Toyota is one of few automakers still using nickel-metal hydride batteries in its hybrid vehicles, but that could change for its next generation vehicles. Toyota has intended to use lithium-ion batteries before Reuters reports that the company aims to boost production of more common lithium-ion technology by six times for its future products.

Will Old Electric-Car Battery Packs Cause Horrible Pollution?

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It goes, essentially, like this: No one recognizes the horrible pollution problems that will arrive when hybrid and electric cars are junked, and their nickel-metal-hydride and lithium-ion battery packs go into landfills. It's an assertion that comes up a lot in comments on our stories.

Honda Recycles Hybrid Battery Packs Into Rare-Earth Metals For New Ones

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A popular myth among detractors of hybrid and electric vehicles is that the energy and materials that go into making batteries far outweighs any good they do under ownership. Batteries aren't as damaging as many suspect though, since so many of a battery's components can be recycled. Honda is doing just that with the nickel-metal hydride batteries

Hybrid Battery Inventor Stanford Ovshinsky Dies At 89

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But if you’ve ever driven a Toyota Prius Hybrid, or any number of all-electric cars with nickel-metal hydride battery packs, you’ll have used the revolutionary battery Unless you’re deeply into the history of electric and hybrid electric vehicle technology, the chances are you might not recognize the name of Stanford Ovshinsky.

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

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Toyota Chemical Engineering), Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Sumitomo Metal Mining) and Primearth EV Energy Co., PEVE, formerly Panasonic EV Energy) have launched what they say is the first business to recycle nickel in used hybrid-vehicle nickel-metal-hydride batteries for use in new nickel-metal-hydride batteries. Business structure of battery-to-battery recycling.

Sanyo Supplying Li-ion Batteries for Suzuki Swift Plug-in Hybrid

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Sanyo Electric recently announced an agreement with Suzuki Motor to supply lithium-ion battery systems for the Swift Plug-in Hybrid. kWh Li-ion battery pack. Sanyo has been supplying nickel-metal hydride batteries for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) to Honda and Ford since 2004. Sanyo sees this new partnership as a way to further enhance its relationship with Suzuki and further appeal its strengths in next-generation battery technology for automobiles.

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

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and Toyota Motor Corporation have agreed to start a verification project that entails construction of a large-capacity storage battery system that reuses electrified vehicle batteries, as well as examination of the recycling of used batteries. Batteries Smart Grid

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Honda to begin reuse of rare earth metals extracted from used NiMH batteries before year end; targeting extraction from motors and Li-ion batteries as well

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Flow of the reuse of rare earth metals Honda is striving to achieve. which has been extracting rare earth metals from used nickel-metal hydride batteries at the plant of Japan Metals & Chemicals Co., from April of this year, plans to begin reusing the extracted metals before the end of 2012. Batteries Lifecycle analysis Motors Sustainability Vehicle ManufacturersClick to enlarge. Honda Motor Co.,

Toyota finds new use for electric car batteries

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What do you do with nickel-metal hydride batteries that were previously used in hybrid cars (pictured)? The Japanese carmaker is to start selling an electricity management system that makes use of the recycled batteries, starting from this April.

Nissan Goes Toyota One Better With Cooler-Looking Cargo Ship (Video)

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First Toyota retrofitted its Auriga Leader car transporter ship with a diesel hybrid powertrain, allowing some energy to be recaptured in a bank of nickel-metal-hydride batteries just like those used in its Prius and other hybrid cars. Call it the battle of the clean-car cargo ships.

Nissan Goes Toyota One Better With Cooler-Looking Cargo Ship (Video)

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First Toyota retrofitted its Auriga Leader car transporter ship with a diesel hybrid powertrain, allowing some energy to be recaptured in a bank of nickel-metal-hydride batteries just like those used in its Prius and other hybrid cars. Call it the battle of the clean-car cargo ships.

Honda to reuse rare earth metals contained in used parts

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and the Japan Metals & Chemicals Co., have developed a process to extract rare earth metals from various used parts in Honda products, in an actual mass-production process at a recycling plant, not an experimental process. Honda will pursue the recycling of precious resources by utilizing the newly established process for the recycling of rare earth metals. However, the successful stabilization of the extraction process at the plant of Japan Metals & Chemicals Co.,

Navigant: 2016 advanced battery shipments through Q3 = 323M cells and $3.8B in sales

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According to a new report from Navigant Research, the shipment volume of advanced batteries for the first three quarters of 2016 equates to more than 323.5 million individual battery cells, 16.1 Advanced batteries energy capacity by segment, world markets: 3Q 2016.

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Sumitomo Metal Mining to boost production of NCA for Li-ion batteries by 38%; targeting Tesla Model 3

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As part of its new 3-year business plan , Sumitomo Metal Mining (SMM) will boost production of NCA ((lithium nickel cobalt aluminum oxide) materials for Li-ion cathodes, expanding from 1,850 tons/month to 2,550 tons/month (+38%). SMM is the only refiner of E-nickel and cobalt in Japan.

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

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Panasonic jumps to top of the plug-in vehicle battery leaderboard, overtaking NEC and LG Chem. Batteries for hybrids and plug-in vehicles are growing fast, more than tripling over the past three years to reach 1.4 Lithium-ion batteries captured 68% of the 1.4

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Why the 2010 Toyota Prius Doesn't Have a Lithium-Ion Battery

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Many reviewers, including our own AllAboutPrius.com, lauded the new, third generation 2010 Toyota Prius hybrid when it launched last spring--but wondered why it didn't use a lithium-ion battery, rather than 15-year-old nickel-metal-hydride technology.

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. For more than a decade, NiMH batteries have delivered safe, reliable, cost-effective performance in more than five million hybrid electric vehicles.

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Sanyo To Supply NiMH Batteries to Peugeot

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

Ford cuts rare earth use by 227 tonnes a year

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Ford’s third generation hybrid system which sees nickel-metal hydride batteries replaced by lighter, more efficient lithium-ion batteries are expected to reduce the firm’s use of expensive and less-abundant rare earth minerals by up to 500,000 pounds a year (226.8

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

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Researchers at Kyoto University in Japan are proposing the selective dismantling of certain components from end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) to increase the recycling potential of precious metals (PMs).

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Industry study finds lead-acid to remain most wide-spread automotive energy storage for foreseeable future; new chemistries continue to grow

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Overview of the three vehicle classes identified in the study, and their corresponding battery technologies. The EU’s legislative and regulatory framework should guarantee a fair and technology-neutral competition between battery technologies. Lead-based batteries.

Toyota Motor to sell electricity management system using recycled NiMH vehicle batteries to Toyota dealers in Japan

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Starting this April, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will sell an electricity management system that uses recycled nickel-metal hydride batteries from hybrid vehicles to Toyota vehicle dealers throughout Japan. The 10 kWh systems will be sold via TMC’s energy business company, Toyota Turbine and Systems Inc.,

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

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Toyota said it would provide prototype versions of plug-in hybrid vehicles to researchers at the University of California, Irvine, and the University of California, Berkeley.The prototype plug-in hybrids will be powered by two oversize packs of nickel-metal hydride batteries Yesterday, in Sacramento A123Systems , the battery manufacturer being used by GM for the Vue and Volt, challenged CARB not to wait for OEM plug-ins.

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

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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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Panasonic Group confirms it will supply Li-ion batteries for Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

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The Panasonic Group will supply the lithium-ion batteries for Toyota Motor Corporation’s Prius Plug-in Hybrid. This will be the first time for the Panasonic Group to supply its lithium-ion batteries for a mass production plug-in hybrid vehicle.

US Army, Brown Univ. partner to study SEI on silicon anodes to extend Li-ion battery life

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Through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) negotiated by the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Technology Transfer and Outreach Office, ARL and Brown University researchers are attempting to address the difficulty of characterizing and then engineering the solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) layer that forms on the anode of lithium ion batteries, with particular emphasis on experimental silicon anodes with very high capacities for lithium. Batteries

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Roskill: automotive batteries and stainless steel to drive nickel demand

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Roskill estimates that the stainless steel sector accounted for nearly 70% of all primary nickel consumption in 2017. Demand for primary nickel in this market is anticipated to increase by 2.5% Two-year LME cash price chart for nickel. Batteries Forecasts Materials

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Lexus prices new three-row RX 450hL hybrid starting at $50,620

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A 37 kW nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) hybrid battery provides the hybrid system energy storage.

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Kanazawa University-led researchers recycle rare-earth elements from spent fluorescent lamps by chemical/mechanical treatment

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End-of-life FLs are a potentially huge source of REs, but harsh and polluting processes are needed currently to extract these metals from the spent phosphors. Chelators—organic compounds containing elements such as N or O—bond to metals through electron donation.

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Signs of the Apocalypse: Toyota Planning Prius SUV?

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The new vehicle will fall into the SUV or station wagon class and will utilize lithium-ion batteries as opposed to the nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) packs found in the current Prius and most other According to the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri, Toyota is preparing a larger version of their popular Prius hybrid for production by the end of 2010.

Report: Toyota to Source Li-ion Batteries from Sanyo

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will procure batteries for hybrid vehicles from Sanyo Electric Co. starting around 2011 because Panasonic EV Energy (PEVE), the automaker’s own automotive battery joint venture with Panasonic, cannot keep up with demand. Toyota plans to receive supplies of lithium ion batteries, which have higher output and capacity than the nickel-metal hydride batteries now used in the Prius and other hybrids. The Nikkei reports that Toyota Motor Corp.

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

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These values are comparable to those of NiMH batteries, the researchers note, but the new supercapacitor offers the ability to be charged or discharged within seconds or minutes. Wh/kg, which is comparable to that of a modern nickel metal hydride battery used in a hybrid vehicle.

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Toyota to start sales of fuel cell buses under the Toyota brand from early 2017

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Drive battery. Nickel-metal hydride. Toyota Motor Corporation will begin to sell fuel cell buses (FC buses) under the Toyota brand from early 2017.

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No Li, Lithium Will Power SUVs

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Will Your Next SUV have Lithium-ion Batteries? If you own a hybrid SUV , there’s a very good chance it has nickel-metal hydride battery. Automakers are slowing moving to lithium-ion batteries because they offer several significant advantages. .