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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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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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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AC Motors, NiMH batteries, and Wheel Motors

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AC motor question: I'm looking for a less expensive, probably US-made AC motor. I'm aiming my design at 1400 lbs maximum. Ideas?

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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. One technology that has been largely overlooked for grid storage is NiMH. —Michael Zelinsky, Market and Business Development Manager, BASF Battery Materials.

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Small NIMH Batteries to Power an Electric Car?

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1100 mah NIMH batteries. Can I wire them together to make a battery pack large enough to power an AC electric car? I have several hundred 7.4v Hi, ManZie

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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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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 Seeks to Boost NiMH Battery Production Capacity 10%

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wants to expand the production capacity for the NiMH battery packs it uses in hybrids by 10%. The automaker is now seeking access to enough NiMH batteries to equip 1.1 Panasonic EV Energy is capable of churning out roughly 700,000 NiMH battery packs a year. Nikkei. Toyota Motor Corp. million hybrid cars in 2010, or 10% more than was initially called for in its existing expansion plans.

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Ovonic Battery Company extends NiMH license with GS Yuasa for life of patents

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Ovonic Battery Company, Inc. in which OBC is granting GS Yuasa a license to use nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) technology developed and patented by OBC for the life of licensed patents. GS Yuasa is a holding company jointly established by Yuasa Corporation and Japan Storage Battery Co., OBC invented NiMH rechargeable battery technology that is used globally in hybrid-electric vehicles, and in many consumer and commercial rechargeable 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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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., has agreed with TDK Corporation and Japan Metals & Chemicals Co.,

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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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 will now have access to Hunan Copower 33600 NiMH cells. Hunan Copower EV Battery currently supplies Toyota for its hybrid cars produced in China. Batteries Europe Hybrid

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EnerDel introduces Li-ion pack for upgrading Allison NiMH-based hybrid buses

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Li-ion battery maker EnerDel, Inc. The ESS is designed as a retrofit to replace the nickel metal hydride (NiMH)-based energy storage system currently used in Allison hybrid buses. kWh usable)—more than three times the rated (>5x usable) energy of the original battery. The new air-cooled Li-ion energy storage system offers the same voltage, CAN interface and mounting points, making it an easy drop-in replacement for the original NiMH battery.

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Report: Sanyo To Supply NiMH Batteries For Peugeot Diesel-Electric Hybrids

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has reached an agreement to supply NiMH batteries to PSA Peugeot Citroen for its diesel-electric hybrid cars starting in 2011. PSA Peugeot Citroen, a French player that aims to be the world’s first to bring a diesel-electric hybrid to market, is the fifth automaker that Sanyo is expected to supply batteries to. Sanyo will ship batteries for several tens of thousands of cars per year. The Nikkei reports that Sanyo Electric Co.

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Toyota to Stay with NiMH for Mass-Market Hybrids

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Toyota Motor Corporation will continue to use NimH packs for most of its hybrid vehicles after three years of testing Priuses fitted with Li-ion packs. Bloomberg. Toyota last month ended road tests of 126 Priuses in the US, Japan and Europe that began in 2006, company spokeswoman Jana Hartline said in an interview.

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

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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. Now, with the development of high-precision nickel sorting and extraction technology, materials can be introduced directly into the nickel-refining process, thus achieving “battery-to-battery” recycling.

NREL/GM Project Finds Ultracaps Perform as Well or Better Than NiMH Pack for Energy Storage in Mild Hybrid Vehicle

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A National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) project, funded by GM, found that an ultracapacitor-based energy storage system (ESS) in a Saturn VUE BAS (belt alternator starter) mild hybrid performed at least as well or better than the NiMH battery system in the production hybrid.

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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.

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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which has been extracting rare earth metals from used nickel-metal hydride batteries at the plant of Japan Metals & Chemicals Co., Honda will pursue the recycling of precious resources by reusing extracted rare earth metals not only for nickel-metal hydride batteries, but also for use in a wide range of parts. Batteries Lifecycle analysis Motors Sustainability Vehicle ManufacturersFlow of the reuse of rare earth metals Honda is striving to achieve. Click to enlarge.

Toyota Sticking With NiMH for Strong Hybrids in Near Term

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In a presentation on Toyota’s development of Li-ion batteries and plug-in hybrids at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference 2009 (AABC), Akira Kuroda from the Hybrid Vehicle Material Engineering Division said that the company will stick with NiMH packs for its strong hybrids for the near term, although the plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle under development will use Li-ion packs.

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Sanyo To Hike NiMH Battery Output 3.5x in FY09 Due to Hybrid Car Demand

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will more than triple its production of NiMH batteries for hybrids, citing growing demand for these vehicles. In fiscal 2008, Sanyo made such batteries for hybrid cars at a rate of 1 million units a month. million batteries in fiscal 2009. It said it will invest several billion yen to expand production lines at its Sumoto plant, in Hyogo Prefecture, which is the only plant where it makes NiMH batteries for hybrid cars. Nikkei. Sanyo Electric Co.

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Panasonic develops 12V NiMH energy recovery system for start-stop vehicles; aims to double fuel economy improvement rate of start-stop systems

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Panasonic Corporation has developed a NiMH-based 12V Energy Recovery System for start-stop systems in vehicles. This system allows the energy generated during braking to be stored in the batteries and use the stored energy to power the vehicle’s electrical components, thus ensuring power availability even when the engine is not being used. The main lead-acid battery is often placed in the engine compartment. Ni-MH battery cells, eliminates the need for voltage transformation.

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Software Upgrade to Prius PHEV NiMH Conversion Kit Enables All-Electric Driving At Up to 70mph

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kWh NiMH plug-in hybrid (PHEV) conversion kit that enables all-electric mode driving at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour (until the battery pack is depleted) in a converted Prius. PICC also intends to develop conversion kits with lithium-ion batteries manufactured by Gold Peak.

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

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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. 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%.

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Adamas: lithium usage for EV batteries up 76% year-over-year in February 2019

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In February 2019, 76% more lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) was deployed globally in batteries of newly-sold passenger EVs than the same month the year prior, according to a model-by-model build-up using Adamas Intelligence’s “EV Battery Capacity and Battery Metals Tracker”.

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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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Home Cooking a Batch of Batteries

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Can a battery be better home made than bought? What prompts this question is the suppression of NiMH cobasys patent by Chevron. Perhaps if the ingredients

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

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In May 2019, 73% of all nickel metal equivalent (NME) deployed in passenger electrified vehicle batteries globally went into vehicles sold in China, the US and Japan, collectively, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest ‘ EV Battery Nickel Monthly ’ report. In China, battery nickel is consumed mainly as nickel sulfate. In the US, as in China, battery nickel is consumed mainly as nickel sulfate. Batteries Materials

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Toyota Hybrid Breakthrough! One-mile EV Range Highlander Hybrid!

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Mistakenly blaming the battery type (NiMH) for the meager all-electric performance, AutoBlogGreen remains as confused as most auto journalists about plugs and cars, plug-in hybrids, electric cars, and batteries. The 24 NiMH batteries in my Toyota RAV4 EV take the car 120 miles without gasoline. Toyota could deliver a plug-in hybrid highlander, get 20 miles all-electric and 75 mpg using NiMH today! Would a Lithium-ion battery be better?

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Toward a Plug-in Hybrid Saturn Vue

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GM today announced two contracts to "design and test lithium-ion batteries" for use in the Saturn Vue Plug-in Hybrid announced last month at the LA Auto Show. Johnson Controls/SAFT, the huge battery company at which President Bush first publicly announced his support for plug-in hybrids, received one contract. According to the press release, two variants of Lithium batteries will be "evaluated in prototype Saturn Vue Green Line plug-in hybrids beginning later this year."

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Hybrid batteries doing fine

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There's good news in Jim Motavalli's Greentech report in the NY Times about NiMH batteries in hybrids. The batteries have gotten cheaper, and they have proven robust and long-lived. Tags: hybrid battery Toyota reports a tiny percentage of replacements - 350 packs out of hundreds of thousands of 2nd generation Priuses. Yellow Cab in Vancouver has about 100 hybrids, some having racked up as many as 300,000 miles.

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Lutz Chats Volt with "Fellow Bloggers"

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While the goal is still a 2010 release, everything hinges on the Lithium battery thought to be the essential heart of the Volt. Must the battery really be lithium to get this radically different automobile off the drawing board and into the showroom? Asked why not Nickel Metal Hydride batteries in the Volt, at least to start, he says "NiMH just doesn't do it." And if Lithium proves problematic, he says GM will again consider NiMH.

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EV Briefs, and Black Rock City & EVs

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The founders of Google have made personal investments in Tesla as befits dotcom billionaires, and they're converting Priuses to plug-in hybrids for the company fleet with battery maker A123. Contracts for lithium batteries for the plug-in hybrid Saturn Vue and the Chevrolet Volt have received much press. Toyota’s first Plug-in Prius to Use NiMH Toyota is postponing its Lithium Priuses and rolling out a few NiMH plug-in Priuses for testing purposes.

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Prius Batteries in my EV project?

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Can I use my two 270v NiMH Prius batteries to power the EV I'm building with an AC 3 phase induction 10 hp 3500 rpm motor? Also, do they make a DC

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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 extends its lead, but NiMH sticks around.

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Volt, Re-Volt, No Volt - Will CARB Revolt?

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With NiMH batteries - those that provide energy to every hybrid on the road and thousands of all-electric cars - the Volt plug-in hybrid could go into production today. Instead, GM says the batteries must be Lithium and must take the car 40 miles before the engine comes on. The Lithium battery only needs to provide 20 miles, with the H2 fuel cell providing the bulk of the desired 300 mile range. The fact remains they've already built battery electric cars.

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Roskill: automotive batteries and stainless steel to drive nickel demand

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Despite this growth, the stainless steel sector’s share of nickel consumption is set to decline over the coming decade because of the rising importance of the battery sector. This will give demand for nickel in the battery industry a double-boost. Batteries Forecasts Materials

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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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Anderman report sees strongest growth for full-hybrid systems; Li-ion batteries for hybrids may be in short supply

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Although NiMH is still the dominant battery in the high-voltage hybrid market, Li-ion technology started to take market share around 2009 and is expected to continually increase its share with time. Li-Ion batteries for strong hybrids are in short supply.

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Volkswagen Group France and SNAM partner on recycling hybrid and EV batteries

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Volkswagen Group France et la Société Nouvelle d’Affinage des Métaux (SNAM) signed a partnership agreement through which the hybrid and EV batteries from group brands—Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA and Volkswagen Utilities—will be recycled in the two French factories owned by SNAM, Saint-Quentin-Fallavier (Isère) and Viviez (Aveyron). The NiMH and Li-Ion batteries will be treated in compliance with European environmental standards.

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Energy Conversion Devices seeking to sell Ovonic Battery Company; focus on solar

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ECD), a global manufacturer of thin-film flexible solar laminate products and systems for the building-integrated and commercial rooftop markets, has initiated a process to divest its Ovonic Battery Company (OBC) subsidiary. OBC invented NiMH rechargeable battery technology that is used globally in hybrid-electric vehicles, and in many consumer and commercial rechargeable batteries. Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.

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Peugeot-Citroen reaches hybrid car agreement

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The report suggests that Sanyo Electric Company has reached an agreement with PSA Peugeot Citroen to supply NiMH batteries for its diesel-electric hybrid cars, beginning in 2011. The French manufacturer hopes to be the world’s first to bring a diesel-electric hybrid to market and is the fifth automaker that Sanyo is expected to supply batteries to. As for its agreement with PSA Peugeot Citroen, Sanyo will ship batteries for tens of thousands of cars per year.