Pike forecasts NEV market to remain small, although with double the growth rate of light-duty vehicles to 2017

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While moderate in terms of volume, the growth rate for NEVs will double that of the light-duty vehicle market during the same period, Pike notes. In Europe, NEVs are categorized as a quadricycle, but are limited to a 4 kW motor for light NEVs or 15 kW for heavier quadricycles. Pike notes that essentially all NEVs use deep cycle lead-acid batteries due to their lower cost of between $100 to $200 per kWh. Annual worldwide NEV sales by region, 2011–2017.

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Being a Pro Eco Recycler

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20 Deka Ungly 45 ah deep cycle batteries (retail $3000). 43 used light fixtures to make into solar hot air collectors (Instructable). -15 When I told people at work that I was building a electric car I received 20 Deka Unigy 45 ah deep cycle batteries (retail $3000) for free as they were swapping out old ups batteries from a back up system. Here are a few strict guide lines that I follow to ensure a happy and productive partnership of parts.

2010 116

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Arc 1 Conversion Journal 3/3/2012

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I only need existing wiring for lights, horns, wipers, rear defroster, etc. In place of the dome light, a custom control unit will be installed regulating EV systems such as the controller and charger. Batteries: I will be using Absorbed Glass Mat, Deep Cycle, Sealed Lead Acid Batteries. The batteries of choice at the moment is the Werker brand from Batteries Plus, 12 Volt, 55AH, Deep Cycle.

Quirky Porsche Features Killed my 12V Battery

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Another quirk is that if you leave the turn signal on after removing the ignition key, your tail light on that side stays on. I've left my turn signal on before, but the combination of the LED tail-lights and the deep-cycle accessory battery kept the car alive. For the future, I'm going to find that dang wire (it's in the electrical diagram) that enables the "leave light on when turn signal activated" feature and cut it.

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Study sees gradual, focused replacement of lead-acid SLI batteries by Li-ion batteries over next couple of years

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A study by a team of researchers from Germany and South Africa forsees the gradual replacement of lead-acid SLI (starter, lighting and ignition) batteries with Li-ion batteries over the next couple of years. In the paper, the team reviewed a range of factors specific to the use of Li-ion as an SLI battery in light of some of the technology challenges and market opportunities.

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mostly finished-90%

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most deep cycle batts. t want to work, the brake lights are out (I trouble shot the system and discovered a faulty brake light switch), and I think that the truck needs and alignment, BUT, all of the major components, controller, motor, batteries, charger, connections, wiring, all are working coolly, and as designed. Well, Well, Well. After about two years, and many excuses, I think I might have finally finished the project.

2010 100

Battery Woes

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Apparently the alarm is indicating a timeout that the charge cycle is taking too long for the capacity of batteries that I have. After contacting Zivan tech support, they said that lead-acid batteries typically get 400 deep cycles or 800 half-cycles at best. If my average trip is 20 miles between charges and I have 8600 miles on the car, that means about 430 half-cycles. I think my battery pack is dead after 8600 miles and 1.5 years.

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Navitas Systems receives $1.55M contract for 2nd-gen 6T Li-ion battery; double energy density, +50% power density

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The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (“JLTV”) is targeted to replace a portion of the Army and Marine Corps’ Humvee fleets, and Lockheed Martin, AM General, and Oshkosh Defense are vying for the production contract. The 12V version can be used in either military or in commercial starting/deep cycle applications. Alion Science and Technology Corporation has awarded Navitas Systems LLC a contract worth up to $1.55

2014 76

Bosch Passes 1M Mark for Start-Stop Systems

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In the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), start-stop systems reduce fuel consumption, and thus CO 2 emissions, by up to 5%. In the NEDC urban cycle, the saving is as much as 8%. Start-stop systems stop the combustion engine when the vehicle comes to a halt at a red light or in a traffic jam, starting it again automatically when the clutch is depressed and the vehicle is put back into gear. In August 2009, the one millionth vehicle was fitted with a Bosch start-stop starter.

2009 65

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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In particular, this report demonstrates the necessity of maintaining the exemption for lead-based batteries within the EU End of Life Vehicle Directive’s wider ban on lead in light-duty vehicles. Advanced lead-based batteries (AGM and EFB technologies) are installed to meet extra requirements in start-stop and basic- micro-hybrid vehicles, due to their increased charge recoverability and higher deep-cycle resistance.

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Ioxus Developing Higher Power Density Ultracapacitors

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Like its competition, Ioxus is interested in transportation applications—mass transit, hybrid-electric, train/light rail, and stop/start applications—sometimes in cooperation with a battery, depending upon the application requirements. The use of the module also prevents the battery from deep cycling, extending the life of the battery.

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Third-Generation VW Sharan Van Will Offer Fuel Consumption As Low As 5.5 L/100km (43 mpg US); Start-Stop and Battery Regeneration

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Unlike vehicles without the Start-Stop system, the BlueMotion Technology models have an extra battery data module (for acquiring momentary battery charge status); a reinforced engine starter; a DC/DC converter; and a durable deep-cycle glass mat battery on board. at traffic lights). Fuel-consumption and emissions lowering features on the new Sharan. Click to enlarge. Volkswagen will introduce its new third-generation Sharan MPV (minivan) this summer.

2010 76

Bosch reaches one million Start-Stop systems on the road

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On the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), start-stop systems reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 5 per cent, whilst the saving is as much as 8 per cent on the NEDC urban cycle. Start-stop systems stop the engine when the vehicle comes to a halt, for example at a red light or in a traffic jam, starting it again automatically when the clutch is depressed and the vehicle is put back into gear.