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. All major producers of NiMH batteries are currently working under license from Ovonic.

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. One technology that has been largely overlooked for grid storage is NiMH. NiMH can perform over extended periods of time in a wide operating range of -30 to +65 ?C,

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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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Honda’s process for recycling NiMH batteries. 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. The new portion of the process is outlined in red. Click to enlarge. Honda Motor Co.,

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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Panasonic Corporation has developed a NiMH-based 12V Energy Recovery System for start-stop systems in vehicles. 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. Concept of the 12V Energy Recovery System for start-stop. Click to enlarge.

NiMH Hybrid Batteries in an EV Conversion?

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NIMH battery modules used in the Toyota Prius. I am converting a 1999 Ford Probe into an electric car. I have found really really cheap 7.2v My question

Small NIMH Batteries to Power an Electric Car?

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1100 mah NIMH batteries. I have several hundred 7.4v Can I wire them together to make a battery pack large enough to power an AC electric car? Hi, ManZie

Toyota Seeks to Boost NiMH Battery Production Capacity 10%

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wants to expand the production capacity for the NiMH battery packs it uses in hybrids by 10%. The automaker is now seeking access to enough NiMH batteries to equip 1.1 Panasonic EV Energy is capable of churning out roughly 700,000 NiMH battery packs a year. Nikkei. Toyota Motor Corp. million hybrid cars in 2010, or 10% more than was initially called for in its existing expansion plans.

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. The new air-cooled Li-ion energy storage system offers the same voltage, CAN interface and mounting points, making it an easy drop-in replacement for the original NiMH battery. 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.

Toyota Sticking With NiMH for Strong Hybrids in Near Term

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In a presentation on Toyota’s development of Li-ion batteries and plug-in hybrids at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference 2009 (AABC), Akira Kuroda from the Hybrid Vehicle Material Engineering Division said that the company will stick with NiMH packs for its strong hybrids for the near term, although the plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle under development will use Li-ion packs. Toyota has been able to bring down the cost of the NiMH pack in the Prius “dramatically”, he said.

Ovonic Battery Company extends NiMH license with GS Yuasa for life of patents

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in which OBC is granting GS Yuasa a license to use nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) technology developed and patented by OBC for the life of licensed patents. OBC invented NiMH rechargeable battery technology that is used globally in hybrid-electric vehicles, and in many consumer and commercial rechargeable batteries. OBC), operating as part of ECD’s Ovonic Material Division, is the inventor, developer and worldwide licensor of NiMH battery technology.

Honda to reuse rare earth metal extracted from NiMH batteries in hybrids for hybrid vehicle motors

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Honda Motor Co., 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.

Toyota to Stay with NiMH for Mass-Market Hybrids

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Toyota Motor Corporation will continue to use NimH packs for most of its hybrid vehicles after three years of testing Priuses fitted with Li-ion packs. Bloomberg. Toyota last month ended road tests of 126 Priuses in the US, Japan and Europe that began in 2006, company spokeswoman Jana Hartline said in an interview.

Graphene-based supercapacitor offers energy density comparable to NiMH battery, but with rapid charge and discharge

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These values are comparable to those of NiMH batteries, the researchers note, but the new supercapacitor offers the ability to be charged or discharged within seconds or minutes. Ragone plot of graphene supercapacitor. Credit: ACS, Liu et al. Click to enlarge.

Sanyo To Hike NiMH Battery Output 3.5x in FY09 Due to Hybrid Car Demand

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will more than triple its production of NiMH batteries for hybrids, citing growing demand for these vehicles. It said it will invest several billion yen to expand production lines at its Sumoto plant, in Hyogo Prefecture, which is the only plant where it makes NiMH batteries for hybrid cars. Sanyo supplies NiMH batteries to Honda and Ford, and is looking for more customers. Nikkei. Sanyo Electric Co.

Hybrid battery inventor Ovshinsky dies

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The largely self-taught scientist is probably best known for his work developing the rechargeable NiMH battery which became the stable of Toyota’s first hybrid cars and its Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) [.]. Michigan-based inventor, Stanford R. Ovshinsky, credited with developing the first commercially successful hybrid battery technology, as used in Toyota’s Prius, has died aged 89.

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Report: Sanyo To Supply NiMH Batteries For Peugeot Diesel-Electric Hybrids

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has reached an agreement to supply NiMH batteries to PSA Peugeot Citroen for its diesel-electric hybrid cars starting in 2011. Sanyo supplies NiMH batteries to Honda and Ford and is expected to supply lithium ion batteries to the Volkswagen Group and Toyota Motor Corp. The Nikkei reports that Sanyo Electric Co.

Software Upgrade to Prius PHEV NiMH Conversion Kit Enables All-Electric Driving At Up to 70mph

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kWh NiMH plug-in hybrid (PHEV) conversion kit that enables all-electric mode driving at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour (until the battery pack is depleted) in a converted Prius. Poway, California-based Plug In Conversions Corp. PICC) has completed a software upgrade to its 6.1

Sanyo To Supply NiMH Batteries to Peugeot

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The Nikkei is reporting that Sanyo Electric Co. has signed an agreement with PSA Peugeot Citroen to supply nickel-metal hydride batteries for diesel-electric hybrids. 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

NREL/GM Project Finds Ultracaps Perform as Well or Better Than NiMH Pack for Energy Storage in Mild Hybrid Vehicle

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A National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) project, funded by GM, found that an ultracapacitor-based energy storage system (ESS) in a Saturn VUE BAS (belt alternator starter) mild hybrid performed at least as well or better than the NiMH battery system in the production hybrid.

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Plug-in Hybrid Race on as Toyota Tests NiMH PHEV; A123 Challenges CARB to Authorize Conversions

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From today's NY Times Toyota to Test Plug-In Hybrid, Rivaling G.M. 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.

Toyota Motor and partners start NiMH battery-to-battery recycling in Japan

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Toyota Chemical Engineering Co., 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. Business structure of battery-to-battery recycling. Click to enlarge.

After Extensive, Secretive Testing, Toyota Chooses NiMH Over Li-Ion

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Behind our backs, Toyota has conducted studies on the Prius hybrid. Three years ago, they stuffed lithium-ion packs in the Prius and put these vehicles through the rigors. Tests likely included durability evaluation, costs, maintenance issues, and so on. The results of the testing are in, and Toyota has decided in favor of keeping

Toyota Hybrid Breakthrough! One-mile EV Range Highlander Hybrid!

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Mistakenly blaming the battery type (NiMH) for the meager all-electric performance, AutoBlogGreen remains as confused as most auto journalists about plugs and cars, plug-in hybrids, electric cars, and batteries. The 24 NiMH batteries in my Toyota RAV4 EV take the car 120 miles without gasoline. Toyota could deliver a plug-in hybrid highlander, get 20 miles all-electric and 75 mpg using NiMH today! That's why every hybrid on the road uses NiMH.

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

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Although NiMH is still the dominant battery in the high-voltage hybrid market, Li-ion technology started to take market share around 2009 and is expected to continually increase its share with time. Low-cost 14V micro hybrid systems and full (strong) hybrid (i.e.,

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Toward a Plug-in Hybrid Saturn Vue

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While the future may belong to Lithium, a case can easily be made for the early roll-0ut of NiMH plug-ins. Hundreds of millions of safe, robust, reliable miles have been driven in EV1s and Toyota RAV4 EVs, as well as billions of miles in conventional hybrids, all using NiMH. If the automakers felt compelled by the market or the government or a petroleum crisis to bring plug-in cars to showrooms asap, NiMH it would be.

Lutz Chats Volt with "Fellow Bloggers"

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Asked why not Nickel Metal Hydride batteries in the Volt, at least to start, he says "NiMH just doesn't do it." Interestingly, Lutz says GM is being approached by NiMH manufacturers to use this proven battery chemistry in the Volt. And if Lithium proves problematic, he says GM will again consider NiMH. If you've got hundreds of millions of trouble-free NiMH miles in hybrids and electric cars, why bet the bank on relatively untested if promising lithium?

EV Briefs, and Black Rock City & EVs

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Toyota’s first Plug-in Prius to Use NiMH Toyota is postponing its Lithium Priuses and rolling out a few NiMH plug-in Priuses for testing purposes. But let's be clear: Toyota could have NiMH plug-in cars on the road in large numbers already - both all-electric and plug-in hybrid - but has chosen not to. My RAV4 EV with NiMH batteries is going strong after more than 5 years and over 50,000 miles. A few items before I head out to Black Rock City for two weeks.

Volt, Re-Volt, No Volt - Will CARB Revolt?

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With NiMH batteries - those that provide energy to every hybrid on the road and thousands of all-electric cars - the Volt plug-in hybrid could go into production today. Tags: e-flex plug-in hybrid chevy volt RAV4 EV Bob Lutz Lithium hydrogen sharon terlep california air resources board GM serial hybrid toyota CARB NiMH In January GM announced the Volt, a smart idea that makes use of the two existing primary energy infrastructures - the electric grid and gasoline stations.

Energy Conversion Devices seeking to sell Ovonic Battery Company; focus on solar

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OBC invented NiMH rechargeable battery technology that is used globally in hybrid-electric vehicles, and in many consumer and commercial rechargeable batteries. OBC’s principal activities are licensing its advanced battery technologies (including NiMH and Li-ion technologies), participating in joint development programs to support application of these technologies, and manufacturing mixed-metal hydroxide cathode materials for sale to its licensees for use in battery production.

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

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The new Ford in-house Li-ion hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) pack delivers peak charge and discharge power of 35 kW, compared to 25 kW and 27 kW, respectively, in the older Fusion hybrid NiMH pack, said Chuck Gray, Chief Engineer - Ford Electrification Engineering, at the SAE Hybrid Vehicle Technologies Symposium. kW/kg, compared to 0.412 kW/kg in the outgoing NiMH pack, he said. Lithium-ion battery cell for plug-in hybrid vehicles (left) and. hybrid electric vehicles (right).

Panasonic breakthrough could double start-stop efficiency

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The company has developed a NiMH-based 12V Energy [.]. Start-stop systems are becoming increasingly prevalent in the vehicles we drive: helping to reduce our fuel consumption by switching the engine off whenever the vehicle is stable.

ML450 Hybrid In ‘09 Looks Doubtful

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According to the suit, Cobasys (co-owned by Chevron & Energy Conversion Devices) was paid $6 million by Mercedes to begin production of the NiMH batteries, but never started.

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

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The Li-ion pack is 31% lighter, with a 6% reduction in size; the NiMH pack is 2% lighter, with a 10% reduction in size.

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Home Cooking a Batch of Batteries

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What prompts this question is the suppression of NiMH cobasys patent by Chevron. Can a battery be better home made than bought? Perhaps if the ingredients

New Toyota/Hino fuel cell bus uses fuel cell system from Mirai

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The fuel cell hybrid bus uses a NiMH battery. Toyota fuel cell bus. Click to enlarge. Toyota Motor Corporation and Hino Motors, Ltd. have built a new version of their fuel cell bus. The new bus was developed jointly by Toyota and Hino based on a Hino hybrid non-step route bus and is equipped with the Toyota Fuel Cell System developed for the Mirai fuel cell vehicle. Earlier post.).

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).

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

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Lithium-ion extends its lead, but NiMH sticks around. 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.

ETV enjoys range-extended Prius success

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It replaced the NiMH pack with a large format lithium-ion battery and retrofitted a liquid-fuelled gas turbine generator as a range extender. As it bids to establish plug-in electric vehicles with fuel-efficient, low-emission gas turbines for range extension, ETV Motors Ltd has achieved a milestone by completing a proof-of-concept test of its range extended electric vehicle architecture.

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Peugeot-Citroen reaches hybrid car agreement

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The report suggests that Sanyo Electric Company has reached an agreement with PSA Peugeot Citroen to supply NiMH batteries for its diesel-electric hybrid cars, beginning in 2011. Sanyo already supplies NiMH batteries to both Honda and Ford, and is expected to supply lithium-ion batteries to both the Toyota Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group. Tags: Citroen Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Peugeot Citroen DS5 NiMH batteries Peugeot 3008 PSA Peugeot Citroen Sanyo

Toyota launches fully redesigned Voxy and Noah minivans in Japan; class-first hybrid system

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The NiMH hybrid battery is located below the front seat, creating a comfortable riding space and large cargo space. Noah G (hybrid model with options). Click to enlarge.

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