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.]

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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

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

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

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?

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.

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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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 delivers fuel cell bus to Tokyo Metropolitan Government; more than 100 planned by 2020 Olympics

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Nickel-metal hydride. Toyota Motor Corporation delivered the first fuel cell bus (FC bus) sold under the Toyota brand to the Bureau of Transportation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

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.

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.

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.,

BASF acquires Ovonic Battery Company; NiMH leader to be part of BASF Battery Materials business unit

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Ovonic is a leading producer of NiMH (nickel metal hydride) battery technology, including the production of cathode active materials (CAMs) for this battery type. Ovonic has been researching MH-Air as a next-generation energy storage system. Source: Ovonic. Click to enlarge.

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.

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.

Toyota’s new conventional and hybrid powertrains for 2018 Camry deliver significant boost in efficiency

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The 2018 Camry Hybrid is equipped with a Lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery pack on the LE grade and Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) battery pack on the SE and XLE.

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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. Honda Motor Co.,

Lux: 48 V micro-hybrid market will pass 7M vehicles in 2024; promising for LTO Li-ion batteries

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For example, after more than 15 years of selling the Prius hybrid, Toyota is just beginning to shift some of its models to Li-ion batteries from nickel metal hydride (NiMH).

The Hybrid SUV Pipeline

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Taking their unconventional idea one step further, the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid adds a 13-hp electric motor, and a nickel-metal hydride battery pack to the little XV’s 2.0L

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

Panasonic to supply Li-ion battery cells for Ford’s hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles

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Panasonic is already supplying nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery cells and systems for hybrid electric vehicles to a growing number of automotive manufacturers around the world, including Ford Motor Company as well as lithium-ion battery cells and systems for hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles. Lithium-ion battery cell for plug-in hybrid vehicles (left) and. hybrid electric vehicles (right). Click to enlarge.

ML450 Hybrid In ‘09 Looks Doubtful

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For starters, it is unclear if there will be nickel-metal hydride batteries for the ML 450. We originally learned about Mercedes’ plan to develop a hybrid version of their popular M-Class in September of 2007, at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

Pike Research ranks LG Chem and Johnson Controls highest in new assessment of electric and hybrid vehicle Li-ion battery manufacturers

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As these vehicle segments grow to hundreds of thousands and then millions of vehicles sold per year, Li-ion production will enter volume production, lowering their cost and making the technology cost-competitive with alternative technologies such as Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries.

Huge spike in lithium-ion battery sales predicted

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The report suggests that hybrid cars will be slow to move away from nickel-metal hydride batteries which have served them well so far. Though only $878million of lithium-ion batteries are expected to be sold next year, by 2015 the industry could be worth nearly $8billion a year. That’s the verdict of a new report from Pike Research, which predicts a rapidly growing global market for electric vehicles – and particularly plug-in hybrid and battery electric cars.

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.

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.

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

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All four produce prismatic cells with nickel-based cathodes, a design favored by the HEV industry leaders Toyota, Ford, and Honda. As expected, the marketability of cars with driving ranges under 100 miles is limited; here again, automakers offer heavy discounts “to move the metal.”.

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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

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 anticipates 2016 Prius at 52 mpg combined, 56 mpg with Eco grade

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The 2016 Prius uses smaller, lighter hybrid components, including a new lithium-ion hybrid battery that replaces the nickel-metal hydride battery (excluding the Prius Two non-Eco grade) in most models.

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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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. This is supported by the company’s proprietary battery manufacturing technologies, including polar plate sintering technology, which involves the firing of metal nickel powder at high temperatures for manufacturing rigid, porous nickel substrate.

University of Illinois licenses StructurePore cathode technology to Xerion for commercialization of the ultra-rapid charging technology

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The team achieved rates of up to 400C and 1,000C for lithium-ion and nickel-metal hydride chemistries, respectively (where a 1C rate represents a one-hour complete charge or discharge), enabling fabrication of a lithium-ion battery that can be 90% charged in 2 minutes.

Lux: Panasonic has 39% share of plug-in vehicle batteries, thanks to its deal with Tesla

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GWh of batteries used in plug-ins and hybrids in Q1 2014, with nickel metal hydride (NiMH) technology trailing at 28%—but kept aloft by Toyota’s loyalty to the lower-cost technology for its top-selling Prius.

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.,

US Naval Research Lab scientists developing ionic liquid batteries

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The use of these electrolytes suggests the potential for new types of rechargeable systems, such as replacement electrolytes in nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries, or even the standard lead-acid battery. The root of this work began during standard corrosion studies of different metals in ionic liquids. While working with ionic liquids based on mineral acids, such as hydrogen sulphates, it was observed that Zn metal would react to form zinc sulphate.

Study outlines supply chain challenges for lithium

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As China has demonstrated in recent years with rare-earth elements, a major raw material for nickel-metal hydride batteries, a country that supplies a resource can greatly affect the country that receives the resource. A doctoral student in engineering management at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Ona Egbue, is studying potential disruptions to the long-term supply chain for lithium.

RIKEN team develops high-performance lithium-iodine battery system with higher energy density than conventional Li-ion

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They suggest that a low cost, non-flammable and heavy-metal-free aqueous cathode can contribute to the feasibility of scale-up of lithium-iodine batteries for practical energy storage. The working concept of I3 – /I – redox reaction in the aqueous Li-I 2 battery. Zhao et al.