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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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    Tesla Motors, Toyota, ECD Ovonics make Plenty Magazine's top green companies list
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    Stan and Iris Ovshinsky are the often-unheralded pioneers of today's hybrid cars. But the company they started in 1960, ECD Ovonics (at the time called Energy Conversion Devices), was selected by Plenty Magazine - which writes about environmental issues with the slogan "It's Easy Being Green" - as ...

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    Is it fair to compare battery inventor and hydrogen, solar advocate Stanford Ovshinsky with Thomas Edison?
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    To list all of Stanford Ovshinsky's achievements would take half the storage on our server, but few environmentalists really know of him. Fifty years ago he envisioned a hydrogen economy and is the inventor of the nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery that is utilized in hybrid vehicles. Many other ...

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    Pioneer in alternative fuels, energy remembered
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    A Detroit columnist for an alternative weekly recently chastised his local comrades for not recognizing the monumental achievements of Iris Ovshinsky when she died in a drowning accident two weeks ago. We should also receive a few lashes for missing the news.Iris and her husband Stan founded Energy ...

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