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    Report: Toyota: solid-state batteries coming in 2020, 3-4 times better than li-ion
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    Toyota has never been a big fan of lithium ion batteries, and has a plan in place to replace them with solid-state batteries that are three-to-four times more powerful. Toyota will commercialize solid-state batteries around 2020 and lithium air batteries – which offer a fivefold increase ...

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    Official: Toyota recycling old hybrid batteries into energy-storage systems for dealers
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    How's this for a "willing buyer"? Toyota is going to recycle nickel-metal hydride batteries from old hybrids into energy management systems and will then sell those systems to Toyota dealerships in Japan. Starting in April, the company's Toyota Turbine and Systems Inc. division will sell an ...

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    Exclusive: Is there hope for affordable lead-acid EV batteries?
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    Why Not Improve The Cheap Chemistry? When General Motors launched its pioneering two-seat EV1 in 1997, its batteries were "advanced" lead acid (PbA). That means they were big, heavy, had low energy density and a limited life. But it was the best available chemistry at the time. That first EV1's ...

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    Official: Ford champions reduction in rare earth metals in next-gen hybrids
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    For the third-generation hybrid system powering the Fusion Hybrid and C-MAX Hybrid, Ford expects to be using about 500,000 pounds a year less of expensive and uncommon rare earth metals. Reduction of rare earth metals in the lithium-ion batteries and the hybrid system's electric machines lowers ...

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    Honda will recycle rare earth metals from old hybrid batteries
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    The supply of rare earth metals used in the manufacture of nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries and permanent magnet motors that are found in most hybrids has been somewhat uncertain the past few years, what with China's lock on the supply and its recent policy of limiting exports. While there ...

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    Peugeot to use Sanyo NiMH batteries in upcoming diesel hybrid
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    Earlier this year, Peugeot announced that it would introduce its first production vehicle based on the new 3008 crossover in 2011. Peugeot will likely be the first automaker to introduce a light duty diesel hybrid using PSA's Hybrid4 ...

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    Sanyo to crank up hybrid battery production capacity by 75%
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    Sanyo is one of the biggest suppliers of nickel metal hydride batteries for hybrid vehicles, along with Panasonic EV energy. Currently, Sanyo's primary customers are Honda and Ford, but the company also has deals with Volkswagen and Audi for future products from Germany. Ford's ability to sell ...

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    World demand for battery materials will hit $22.8 billion by 2012
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    It will come as no surprise to regular readers of AutoblogGreen that there are a ton of hybrid and electric vehicles scheduled to show up on the market over the next few years. All of these machines will share one major component: batteries. ...

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    What are some advanced battery basics for beginners?
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    Electric cars have been with us since the very beginning of the automobile age and from that time until now, its most important component has been the battery. It stores energy chemically until it is needed to create the electricity that powers a vehicle's motor. There have been different types ...

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    Mercedes still planning to launch ML450 hybrid in 2009
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    Following the report earlier this week about Mercedes-Benz filing a lawsuit against Cobasys regarding its battery contract for the upcoming ML450 Two-Mode hybrid we contact Mercedes for a comment. Mercedes indicated in the suit that lack of funding for Cobasys from its owners (Chevron and Energy ...

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    Chevron drains battery planned for Mercedes ML 450 hybrid, Mercedes sues
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/environment/Chevron_subsidiary_cancels_contract_for_hybrid_batteries'; Plans for Mercedes to release the ML 450 hybrid in 2009 may very well be canceled. The maker of the nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries that was to provide the energy storage component for ...

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    Audi Q7 hybrid in hold, Q5 coming with lithium battery
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    Audi's first mass-production hybrid model was to have been the Q7 SUV beginning in early 2009. As Audi officials told ABG back in April, that program has been effectively canceled. Audi had been working on the development with VW and Porsche, whose Touareg and Cayenne share their platforms with the ...

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    Honda President still prefers nickel batteries for hybrids
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    While many other car-makers (with the notable exception of Toyota) are jumping on the lithium ion bandwagon for new hybrid models, Honda will stick with nickel metal hydride for now. Honda President Takeo Fukui told Automotive News that lithium ion batteries are not yet reliable or durable enough ...

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    Autoblog Green Podcast #9 - Ford's hybrids and hydrogen
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    This week, Sam brings back two interviews - one with Ford's Scott Staley about what's going on in Hybrid land, which is then balanced by a conversation with John Lapetz that pulls back the curtain on the hydrogen research that's been going on in Dearborn. Also touched on are the Chevy Volt and the ...

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    Toyota delaying next Prius launch by at least six months
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    Click on the photo for a high-res gallery of the Toyota Hybrid-X conceptFor some time now the third generation Toyota Prius was expected to debut in the fall of 2008 carrying a lithium ion battery pack and and very possibly plug-in capability. In the past week it has been reported that neither the ...

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    ECD Ovonics licenses NiMH battery tech to G4 Synergetics
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    ECD Ovonics, a pioneer in nickel metal hydride battery technology has agreed to license some of their patents to G4 Synergetics. G4 will pay royalties to Ovonics in order to build NiMH batteries consumer applications and potentially also Chinese scooter and bicycle applications. They won't be ...

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    Cobasys supplies the battery pack for the Lotus EVE hybrid demonstrator
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    Click on the photo for a gallery of high-res images of the Lotus EVE demonstratorJust before the Geneva Motor Show, Lotus unveiled a new hybrid technology demonstration vehicle called EVE (efficient, viable and environmental), based on a Proton Gen2. The battery pack for EVE was supplied by nickel ...

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    Touring the General Motors advanced hybrid battery test lab
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    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/hardware/Hybrid_car_batteries_need_a_lot_of_testing_Here_s_how_GM_does_it'; As part of the recent battery technology briefing at the General Motors Technical Center, the attendees were taken on a tour of the hybrid battery test lab. Our group was taken through by lab ...

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    Lithium-ion or lithium polymer? What's the deal with lithium?
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    Lithium-ion batteries have been in use for some time in our personal electronics devices, most notably in laptop computers. The switch was made to lithium-ion from NiMh, or nickel metal hydride batteries because they are lighter, cheaper, and smaller than other kinds of batteries. They don't suffer ...

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