IDTechEx: NiMH batteries still dominant in full hybrids, largely due to Toyota

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While the lithium-ion battery is dominant in battery-electric vehicles, NiMH batteries are still the most common in full hybrid vehicles (HEVs), according to a new report—“ Full Hybrid Electric Vehicle Markets 2021-2041 ”—from IDTechEx.

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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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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. Their candidate alloy—La 0.62 Mg 0.08 Ce 0.2 Y 0.1 Ni 3.25 Co 0.75 Mn 0.2 corresponding to (LaCeYMg) (NiCoMnAl) 4.5 ] exhibits a high capacity of 326.7 mAh g ?1

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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., and Toyota Motor Corporation have agreed to start a verification project that entails construction of a large-capacity storage battery system that reuses electrified vehicle batteries, as well as examination of the recycling of used batteries.

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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.,

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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.

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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 is the inventor of the NiMH technology as it is used today, and has a patent portfolio of 97 US and international patents and patent applications in this field. All major producers of NiMH batteries are currently working under license from Ovonic. Advanced Ovonic Battery Technology – NiMH, Li-Ion.

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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.

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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. Researchers from Nanotek Instruments and Angstron Materials have developed a graphene-based supercapacitor that exhibits a specific energy density of 85.6

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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.

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ARTS Energy in supply agreement with Hunan Copower for NiMH cells for HEV applications in Europe; 1st step into transportation market

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ARTS Energy will now have access to Hunan Copower 33600 NiMH cells. France-based ARTS Energy, a manufacturer of battery-based energy storage solutions using a variety of chemistries, is entering the hybrid-electric vehicle and very high power application markets via a strategic partnership with Hunan Copower EV Battery Co, a subsidiary of the Corun Group. ARTS Energy currently serves the solar, defense & aviation, medical, professional electronics and emergency lighting markets.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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., and will be sold in combination with Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), solar carports, solar power generation, LED lighting, energy-conserving air conditioning and other items.

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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. The ultracap modules were paired with a spare Energy Storage Control Module (ESCM); the stock NiMH pack remained in the vehicle, and the testers could toggle between it and the ultracaps.

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AC Motors, NiMH batteries, and Wheel Motors

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AC motor question: I'm looking for a less expensive, probably US-made AC motor. I'm aiming my design at 1400 lbs maximum. Ideas?

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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. 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. Earlier post.).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. PICC’s conversion kit, which replaces Toyota’s 1.3-kilowatt hour NiMH battery pack with the 6.1kWh pack, retails for $12,500. Poway, California-based Plug In Conversions Corp. PICC) has completed a software upgrade to its 6.1

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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

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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. Click to enlarge. Honda Motor Co., 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.

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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

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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Adamas: deployment of nickel-rich cathode chemistries drives battery nickel demand higher in May

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Over the same period, the amount of NME used in li-ion batteries (primarily in the form of nickel sulfate) increased 69% whereas the amount of NME used in NiMH batteries (primarily in the form of nickel hydroxide and AB5 nickel-REE alloy) increased 26%. In May 2019, 57% more nickel metal equivalent (NME) was deployed globally in batteries of new passenger EVs than the same month the year prior, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest “EV Battery Nickel Monthly” report.

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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

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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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Panasonic Corporation’s NiMH 12V Energy Recovery Systems ( earlier post ) is being applied in the new idle-stop (stop-start) minicars just introduced by Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors in Japan: the Nissan DAYZ ROOX and Mitsubishi eK Space. 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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Adamas: lithium usage for EV batteries up 76% year-over-year in February 2019

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Another reason for the increase is that BEVs and PHEVs were collectively responsible for a greater share (92%) of global battery capacity deployed in February 2019 versus the year prior (87%)—meaning that a greater share of kWh deployed this year was in the form of Li-ion cells, as opposed to NiMH cells, which contain no LCE whatsoever. Shifting cathode chemistries and strong BEV/PHEV sales relative to HEV sales driving accelerated deployment of lithium.

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Volkswagen Group France and SNAM partner on recycling hybrid and EV batteries

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Through this agreement, SNAM (a subsidiary of Floridienne Group) will be responsible not only for dismantling and recycling, but also the collection of batteries from electric and hybrid vehicles (NiMH and Li-ion). The NiMH and Li-Ion batteries will be treated in compliance with European environmental standards.

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Adamas: China, US and Japan drove 73% of electrified vehicle battery nickel deployment in May 2019

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In Japan, nickel is used primarily in NiMH batteries for HEVs as opposed to in China and the US where it is mainly used in Li-ion batteries for BEVs and PHEVs. In May 2019, 73% of all nickel metal equivalent (NME) deployed in passenger electrified vehicle batteries globally went into vehicles sold in China, the US and Japan, collectively, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest ‘ EV Battery Nickel Monthly ’ report.

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Life cycle analysis of three battery chemistries for PHEVs and BEVs; environmental impacts higher than expected

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They compiled a transparent life cycle inventory (LCI) in a component-wise manner for nickel metal hydride (NiMH), nickel cobalt manganese lithium-ion (NCM), and iron phosphate lithium-ion (LFP) batteries. On a per-storage basis, the team found that the NiMH technology was found to have the highest environmental impact, followed by NCM and then LFP, for all categories considered except ozone depletion potential.

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Report: Toyota to boost Li-ion production for hybrids to more than 200K packs per year

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Most of Toyota’s hybrids still rely on NiMH batteries. The Nikkei reported that Toyota Motor Corp. plans to increase its output of lithium-ion batteries for the Prius and other models to more than 200,000 units a year. The Nikkei report said that Toyota hopes to extend the range of its hybrid cars by reducing their weight with smaller lithium-ion batteries. PEVE, in which the carmaker holds an 80% stake and Panasonic Corp.

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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. BASF Corporation, through its Ovonic battery materials affiliate, has granted OM Group, Inc. OMG) a royalty-bearing license covering cathode precursor materials used in lithium-ion batteries.