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. Popular Mechanics got a look and briefing on Toyota's own plug-in Prius. And they said it couldn't or wouldn't be done. Or it would take Lithium to make it worthwhile. 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.]

2021 Lexus ES 300h: Lithium-ion battery adds trunk space to 44-mpg hybrid sedan

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Switching from nickel-metal hydride to lithium-ion chemistry allowed for a 4.7-inch reduction in the height of the pack, Lexus said in a press release Thursday.

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Honda develops process to reuse rare earth metals extracted from old NiMH batteries for new NiMH batteries for hybrid vehicles

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has established what it says it is the first process to reuse rare earth metals extracted from old nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries for new nickel-metal hydride batteries for use in hybrid vehicles. Honda has been extracting an oxide containing rare earth metals from used nickel-metal hydride batteries at the plant of Japan Metals & Chemicals Co., Honda’s process for recycling NiMH 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. In March of this year, Honda began supplying a battery manufacturer with rare earth metals extracted from used nickel-metal hydride batteries at a JMC plant for reuse in new nickel-metal hydride batteries of hybrid vehicles.

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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.

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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. 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. And a Chinese battery company says it will pass the magic $100-per-kilowatt-hour threshold as soon as 2020. All this and. lithium-ion

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Toyota will invest $14.3B in development of a battery supply system and research and development by 2030

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Toyota has been continuously evolving nickel-metal hydride batteries and lithium-ion batteries for hybrids by taking advantage of their respective characteristics.

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.,

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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. Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Toyota Chemical Engineering Co.,

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

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Sanyo has been supplying nickel-metal hydride batteries for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) to Honda and Ford since 2004. Sanyo has also been carrying out joint development with the Volkswagen Group for next-generation nickel-metal hydride and lithium-ion battery systems, as well as with PSA Peugeot Citroen for a nickel-metal hydride battery system.

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Yesterday's hybrid car is tomorrow's Energizer battery

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DON'T MISS: Nickel-Metal-Hydride Batteries For. 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. Manufacturing Batteries Recycling

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

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DON'T MISS: Nickel-Metal-Hydride Batteries For. Andy Thomson is at the white-knuckled, breath-sucking end of his electric car’s range. His battery is almost flatlining. 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. Batteries lithium-ion battery pack research plug-in cars Lithium-air

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

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RELATED: Nickel-Metal-Hydride. 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. As with most industries, that occasionally means big lawsuits, as companies try to protect valuable intellectual property they''ve spent years or decades refining. Green Argonne National Laboratory Batteries lawsuit plug-in cars research research and development

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Feature: Are Eco-Friendly Cars Expensive to Own?

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There are two primary types of hybrid vehicle batteries: nickel-metal hydride batteries and lithium-ion batteries. Nickel-Metal Hydride. The lifespan of the nickel-metal hydride variety varies on the make and model of the car.

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. Click to enlarge. Honda Motor Co.,

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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. Reuters reports that the company aims to boost production of more common lithium-ion technology by six times for its future products. Toyota has intended to use lithium-ion batteries before

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

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Honda is doing just that with the nickel-metal hydride batteries 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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The initial stage will involve nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries, which are currently being used in large quantities, mainly in hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). The two companies will consider establishing a mechanism to recycle reused batteries by collecting materials such as rare-earth metals and re-utilizing them. Chubu Electric Power Co.,

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Honda expanding partnership with SNAM on second-life batteries and battery recycling in Europe

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The expansion of this agreement will see SNAM collect Lithium-ion and Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries from across Honda’s dealer network and Authorized Treatment Facilities (ATF) in 22 countries, before analyzing how suitable they are for recycling and processing them accordingly. Other commonly used materials including copper, metal and plastics are recycled and offered to the market for use in the production of a variety of applications.

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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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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.

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.

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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). ABS, ETC, NiMH, LIB and PWB signify anti-lock braking system, electronic toll collection, Nickel metal hydride (battery), Lithium-ion battery, and printed wiring board, respectively.

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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 supplies the nickel-based material to Panasonic which builds the cells.). SMM is the only refiner of E-nickel and cobalt in Japan. SMM’s nickel hydroxide has a large share of the market.

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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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With regard to overall storage capability and potential for further fuel efficiency improvements, the demand for larger battery systems based on lithium, nickel and sodium will continue to grow through the increased market penetration of vehicles with higher levels of hybridization and electrification. Other battery technologies (nickel-metal hydride, lead-based etc.) Nickel-metal hydride batteries. Sodium-nickel chloride batteries.

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NSF to award $13M to projects focused on electrochemical and organic photovoltaic systems

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Work on commercially available systems such as lead-acid and nickel-metal hydride batteries will not be considered by this program. The US National Science Foundation (NSF) will award more than $13 million to projects in the Energy for Sustainability program. The goal of the Energy for Sustainability program is to support fundamental engineering research that will enable innovative processes for the sustainable production of electricity and fuels, and for energy storage.

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Toyota to Stay with NiMH for Mass-Market Hybrids

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Details of the program, in which the cars’ nickel metal hydride batteries were replaced with more expensive lithium models, haven’t been released.While Toyota’s lithium batteries performed well and yielded “small” fuel-economy gains due to lighter weight, nickel will remain the material of choice for conventional, mass-market hybrids as lithium’s benefits didn’t justify the higher cost, said Kazuo Tojima, the carmaker’s senior staff engineer for batteries. Bloomberg.

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

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Nickel-metal hydride. Toyota Motor Corporation will begin to sell fuel cell buses (FC buses) under the Toyota brand from early 2017. After repeated field tests of the hydrogen-powered buses for practical use, the Bureau of Transportation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to utilize two of the Toyota FC Buses as fixed-route buses. Toyota plans to introduce more than 100 FC buses mainly in the Tokyo area, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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

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The ESS is designed as a retrofit to replace the nickel metal hydride (NiMH)-based energy storage system currently used in Allison hybrid buses. Li-ion battery maker EnerDel, Inc. has introduced the new PPA 300-689 Vigor+ Energy Storage System (ESS) as part of its aftermarket and service business strategy. The system is also suited for those interested in designing in lithium-ion technology from the onset, the company said. The EnerDel system features 19 kWh rated energy (16.9

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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. Lexus is pricing the new 2018 RX 450hL three-row hybrid SUV—announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2017—with a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $50,620—$1,550 more than its gasoline-engined RX 350L AWD three-rowed sibling. The RX 450hL is set to go on sale at dealers in April.

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Redwood Materials launches EV battery recycling program; initial partners Ford Motor Company and Volvo

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Ford Motor Company and Volvo Cars are the first automakers to support the program directly, but Redwood will accept all lithium-ion (Li-ion) and nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries in the state. Today, the US exports several hundred thousand tons of copper a year to Asia; Redwood’s utilization of this secondary supply will ensure this critical metal stays in the US.

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The new F-150 has a past

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Optional were Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries, the same as those used in Toyota’s RAV4EV and Honda’s EV+. ‘E&E News’ tells the story of the Ford RangerEV BY RON FREUND: Director, ELECTRIC AUTO ASSOCIATION. Ford RangerEV.

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

BASF grants license for manufacture of lithium-ion cathode precursor materials to OM Group

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Ovonic, based in Rochester Hills, Michigan, is the global leader in nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery technology and a leading producer of cathode materials and their precursors for both NiMH and lithium-ion batteries. Since 1996, Ovonic has produced mixed metal oxide cathode materials in its Troy, Michigan, facility using its proprietary production processing technology. BASF Corporation, through its Ovonic battery materials affiliate, has granted OM Group, Inc.

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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, 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.

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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. End-of-life (EoL) nickel-metal hydride batteries, permanent magnets, and fluorescent lamps (FL) have been the primary sources for recyclable REs, while the recovery of REs in EoL FL (Ce, Eu, La, Tb, or Y) includes comparatively fewer processing steps than the other potential sources.

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Report: Toyota to Source Li-ion Batteries from Sanyo

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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. Panasonic EV Energy is to boost its production capacity for nickel-metal hydride batteries at the start of next year so that it can supply enough for more than 1 million vehicles a year. The Nikkei reports that Toyota Motor Corp.

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Toyota introduces 2022 Toyota Tundra pickup with new i-FORCE MAX hybrid option

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Low-profile, laser-applied powder-metal intake valve seats enhance the intake port efficiency and allow maximum coolant flow close to the spark plug. The system employs a 288V sealed Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) battery that resides under the rear passenger seats.

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