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Tier 1 HELLA evaluating PowerGenix NiZn batteries for 48V mild hybrid vehicles

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(Nickel-zinc batteries are chemically very similar to nickel-cadmium, NiCd. The PowerGenix battery has up to a third more energy density than a traditional NiCd battery when measured by either weight (Wh/kg) or by volume (Wh/l). Both use an alkaline electrolyte and a nickel electrode but differ significantly in their voltage.

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IDTechEx sees improving supercapacitors gaining market share against Li-ion batteries

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Yunasko and others have demonstrated 35 Wh/kg, with the intermediate supercabatteries, matching lead-acid and NiCd batteries. Nanotune Technologies’ CEO Kuang Tsei Huang has demonstrated supercapacitors with 35 Wh/kg, saying that 500 Wh/kg may be achievable, 2-4 times the energy density of the best Li-ion batteries, IDTech notes.

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Alstom to supply two H3 hybrid shunting locomotives for Audi

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The powertrain consists of a 350 kW diesel generator and a 350 kW NiCd battery. Whereas the old traction vehicles consume over 20 liters of fuel per hour, the generator of the hybrid locomotive, which is needed only to charge the battery block, requires a maximum of nine liters per hour.

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Roskill: Nickel sulfate to be the key growth area of nickel demand over the next decade; driven by EVs

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A couple of years ago, the market for nickel sulfate was largely driven by the plating industry and non-Li-ion battery applications such as NiMH and NiCd batteries with stagnated y-o-y growth.

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Electric bicycles classifications, history & development 

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Nickel-cadmium battery(NiCd). An output of the bevel gear wheel of a D.C. motor is engaged with the large bevel gear wheel to directly drive the hub in a forward direction. The hub may also be pedal driven so the function of the pedals is not changed. Types of electrical energy sources. Lead-acid battery. Lithium-ion battery. Electric motors.

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Volkswagen and BYD Agree to Explore Partnership for Hybrids and EVs

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BYD Auto, which is a subsidiary of China-based BYD Group, the leading provider of NiCd batteries (65% global market share) and lithium-ion cell phone batteries (30% global market share), uses BYD lithium-ion iron phosphate cells in its energy storage system. Earlier post.). Earlier post.).

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EU JRC releases Roskill study on demand and supply security of nickel for EV batteries; risk of shortages

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It is also used to produce nickel hydroxide and other nickel compounds used in NiMH (blue) and NiCd (blue) batteries, and other applications (blue). Nickel sulfate is used directly in the production of Li-ion precursors (blue) and plating (blue). Source: Roskill.

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