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

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.]

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.

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

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.,

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

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

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

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.

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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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.

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.

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)? Toyota has the answer. The Japanese carmaker is to start selling an electricity management system that makes use of the recycled batteries, starting from this April.

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.,

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.,

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.

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

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). Chubu Electric Power Co.,

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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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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.

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.,

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 Nikkei is reporting that Sanyo Electric Co. Peugeot wants to be the first car maker to put diesel-electric powertrains into production vehicles. The French auto company will use the batteries in the 2011 Peugeot 3008 SUV

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.

Honda finds second life for vital rare earth metals

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Japanese carmaker Honda has already worked out how to extract rare earth metals from used nickel-metal hydride batteries (pictured): and now it expects to start reusing them before the end of the year. It has been extracting the metals at the plant of Japan Metals & Chemicals Company Limited since the end of April and [.]. Green cars Honda Latest news green cars rare earth metals recycle

No Li, Lithium Will Power SUVs

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If you own a hybrid SUV , there’s a very good chance it has nickel-metal hydride battery. In general, lithium-ion batteries are 25 to 30 percent smaller and 50 percent lighter than nickel-metal hydride batteries. Will Your Next SUV have Lithium-ion Batteries?

No Li, Lithium Will Power SUVs

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If you own a hybrid SUV , there’s a very good chance it has nickel-metal hydride battery. In general, lithium-ion batteries are 25 to 30 percent smaller and 50 percent lighter than nickel-metal hydride batteries. Will Your Next SUV have Lithium-ion Batteries?

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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Toyota's Plug-in Prius: Out of the Pod, Into the Podcast

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Toyota's plug-in Prius comes out of the closet. No translation needed. Take a look.

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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.

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.

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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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Several battery technologies are able to provide these functions in different combinations, with nickel-metal hydride and lithium-ion batteries preferred at higher voltages due to their fast recharge capability, good discharge performance and lifetime endurance.

Could the Prius be harmful to the environment?

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The controversy centres on its use of a nickel metal hydride battery. According to them, the nickel on the Toyota Prius battery is mined in Sudbury, Ontario and then it is smelted nearby where there are reports of damage to the environment. The nickel is then shipped to a refinery in Wales. From there, it is sent to China to be made into nickel foam before being shipped to Japan and made into a hybrid battery.

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.,

Toyota to introduce 10 new electrified vehicles in China by 2020; PHEV Corolla and Levin unveiled at Beijing Motor Show

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Going forward, Toyota intends to respond to further expected growth in demand for electrified vehicles through such measures as increasing the annual production capacity for nickel-metal hydride battery modules at Sinogy Toyota Automotive Energy System Co.,

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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.

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

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The chemistries that are included in the report are all lithium ion (Li-ion) chemistries, flow battery chemistries, sodium-metal halide, and advanced lead-acid.

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Panasonic 12V Ni-MH Energy Recovery Systems used in new idle-stop minicars from Nissan and Mitsubishi

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The 12V Energy Recovery System, which is designed to be connected in parallel with the main lead-acid battery, is based on new D-size nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery cells.

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Toyota details powertrain advances in Gen4 Prius; available E-Four system for all-wheel drive

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New Lithium-Ion or Nickel-Metal Hydride Hybrid Batteries. The new Prius will be available with either a new lithium-ion or a new nickel-metal hydride hybrid battery.

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Toward a Plug-in Hybrid Saturn Vue

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One point of interest is that GM and Cobasys are forsaking the technology that could provide plug-in hybrids in the shortest time - the Nickel Metal Hydride battery for which Cobasys holds the patents and GM used in its 140-mile range EV1. 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.

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

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The Panasonic Group is already supplying nickel-metal hydride batteries and systems for hybrid vehicles to a number of automobile makers globally and is also carrying out joint development of lithium-ion battery systems for hybrid vehicles with other car manufacturers.