Lifespan of lithium-ion batteries and electric vehicles

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Given that frequently recharged lithium-ion batteries – as for e-cigarettes, for example – seems to last only a rather short time (in the case of e-cigarettes no more than a few months) the question is how will then those in electronic vehicles hold up. EVs Li-ion battery electric vehicles rechargeable battery Lithium-ion battery

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Pushing on for the sodium ion battery, in Nature

Green Prophet

Lithium ion batteries have been the main energy storage medium for mobile applications for the past 20 years. But there are significant drawbacks for using lithium ion batteries. One of the most pressing problems of modern society is how to convert and store energy.

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Scientists Improve Efficiency Of Lithium Ion Batteries

Eco Friendly Daily

The scientists have altered traditional lithium ion batteries in order to make them more efficient in terms of charging more quickly and holding a charge longer. The team swapped traditional silicon sheets for small clusters of silicon in order to free space for increased lithium ions.

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Which? Best Buy Awarded to Gtech ST05 Li-Ion Cordless Grass Trimmer

Green (Living) Review

has awarded the prestigious Best Buy status to the British designed, Gtech ST05 Li-Ion Cordless Grass Trimmer. The Gtech ST05 Li-Ion Cordless Grass Trimmer has a 30 minute run time and gives a lasting and powerful performance. Cordless. Powerful. Lightweight.

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Siestorage: Siemens unveils lithium-Ion battery system for power storage


These lithium-ion power storage systems offered by Siemens start off at 16kWh and you can extend them to a capacity of 2 MWh.

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Sodium ion batteries to make energy storage a lot more efficient and affordable


B.Sameer Kumar: Often we hear people talk about batteries and their immediate impulse is to simply assume that it is a lithium ion battery. Li ion batteries have changed and revolutionized the world with their efficiency and compactness. Innovation: A Sodium-Ion Battery.

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Sharp unveils fans with ion generators that offer you pure freshness


Sharp has just released a series of fans that will enable you to do just that with their ion generators. Sharp fans with built-in ion generator. Sharp releases fans with built-in ion generator. Sharp releases fans with built-in ion generator.

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Kyocera unveils solar power unit with Li-Ion battery system for storage


Kyocera plans to sell about 10,000 of these and each of these units will come with photovoltaic panels that will generate4.03kW of power and a 7.2kWh lithium-ion battery system as part of the storage unit.

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RAD e pedelec to run on lithium ion batteries


RAD e pedelec to run on lithium ion batteries. Automaker Vauxhall and Opel have teamed up to create a concept bicycle or more precisely, a pedelec, that’s fast and is powered by a lithium-ion battery. The lithium-ion technology and steel frame, in particular, have gotten us excited as if the bike is ever released, it’s sure to be one hell of a ride. Fuel cells to replace laptop lithium-ion batteries soon. GM about to bring out second generation Lithium-Ion batteries.

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Used Electric Vehicles batteries could be used for rickshaws in Bangladesh

Green (Living) Review

Currently, Li-ion batteries retire from EVs after reaching 70-80% of their state of health (SoH). At 70% SoH, the lithium-ion battery still have 3 times higher energy density than a new lead-acid battery, and potentially can have a lifetime of 3-5 years in easy-bike application.

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Five Ways to Store Energy for the Smart Grid

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Alternative Energy compressed air Fuel Cell lithium ion pumped hydro smart grid smart meter ultracapacitor

Salt Lamps

Green Earth Journey

By golly a salt lamp, salt is natural and so are the negative ions it produces. First to understand these lamps we need to understand ions. What is an ion? Ions are in the air and there are positive ions and negative ions.

2012 Honda Civic HF

Eco Auto Ninja

The HF will share its aerodynamics package with the returning Civic Hybrid, which manages a combined rating of 45 mpg due to its lithium-ion battery. This is the first time Honda has used a lithium-ion battery. The all-new HF model Honda Civic is the most fuel efficient of the non-hybridized Civics that will be available in the United States in 2012. Honda expects the HF, with its 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine, to earn EPA-estimated fuel economy of 41 miles per gallon on the highway.

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Himalayan salt lamps

Green (Living) Review

They also do not release any negative ions or anything like that. Claims that salt lamps release any appreciable amount of negative ions have been shown to be untrue, and from a scientific point of view, not possible.

Audi Q5 Hybrid Drivetrain Details

Eco Auto Ninja

kWh lithium-ion battery is made by Sanyo and has enough juice to run the hybrid on electric only power for 1.9 The lithium-ion battery is paired with a turbocharged four cylinder 2.0 Details on the Audi 2012 Audi Q5 Hybrid have been a little sparse since it gave last year’s LA Auto Show a pass. A problem that has been somewhat remedied by presentation Audi recently gave on the Q5 Hybrid’s batter pack. The air-cooled 1.3

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Tiny “Water Chip” Desalinates Water With the Power of a Store-Bought Battery

Green Prophet

A small electric charge is applied to the chip, neutralizing chloride ions and creating an ion depletion zone, and fresh water is diverted to one channel while the salts are pushed out of the other.

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R&D for a Future Powered by Clean Energy

Nature Conservancy - Science

As described in a recent paper published in ACS Nano , researchers in Andre Taylor’s lab at Yale University, led by NatureNet Science Fellow Won-Hee Ryu , are the first to report the synthesis of tungsten trisulfide as a potential electrode for sodium-ion batteries. Tungsten trisulfide.

Mitsubishi Launching Outlander Sport Plug-in Hybrid SUV

Eco Auto Ninja

liter, gas-powered engine along with an electrified powertrain backed by a litium-ion battery pack. Wards’s Auto is reporting that Mitsubishi will be bringing in a plug-in hybrid version of its Outlander Sport SUV to the U.S. by 2013. The eco-friendly SUV boasts a four-cylinder, 1.6 Proceeding the launch of the Outlander Sport Hybrid will be Mitsubishi’s 2012 i hatchback which will hit U.S. car lots early next year.

The Mountfield MC48Li 48V.a revolution in home woodcutting

Green (Living) Review

Its class leading MC48Li 48V Lithium-Ion battery powers a highly efficient DigiTorq brushless motor and you will get energy and cost savings from this intelligent power-saving technology.

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Chevy Investigating Volt Battery Fires

Eco Auto Ninja

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration started to look into lithium-ion batteries used in electric and hybrid vehicles after a Chevy Volt caught fire in a storage facility this summer, after it went through a side-impact crash test. NHTSA is not aware of any roadway crashes that have resulted in battery-related fires in Chevy Volts or other vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries,” an NHTSA release said.

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GM Spark Electric City Car Coming in 2013

Eco Auto Ninja

It will run on a nanophosphate lithium-ion battery pack. GM just issued a press release announcing that it’s joining the all-electric club with the introduction of the Chevy Spark EV city car. The Spark, similar to the Beat which was recently shown in India, will be sold in select U.S. cities in two years. The Spark will be quite small and likely have a range designed specifically for zipping around in a city. We’ll being you more details on the GM Spark as they become available.

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Ford’s Vision for the Future – The Focus EV

Eco Auto Ninja

It runs through electricity produced by a lithium-ion battery. Since it runs thru lithium-ion battery system, it is also bound with the disadvantages of lithium-ion battery. The Ford Focus Electric vehicle is an eco-friendly vehicle manufactured by Ford Motors Incorporated. It does not depend on gas or oil to run. Thus, it does not release harmful gases that cause pollution. The 2012 Ford Focus Electric Vehicle was launched by Ford late this year.

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Building Birds for Cities, and Cities for Birds

10,000 Birds

Eumelanin, it seems, binds with zinc and other metal ions, and more of such pigments in the feathers could mean less toxic metal ions floating loose in the blood. Via John of A DC Birding Blog , I ran across an article about a recent French study that suggests that urban birds may be changing looks in response to selective pressures caused by city life.

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Honda Goes Hybrid With the Acura RLX

Eco Auto Ninja

The RLX employs a n3.5-liter gasoline engine which, in combination with the electric motors and lithium-ion battery pack, packs a 370 horsepower punch and gets about 48 kilometers to the gallon in combined city and highway driving, Honda said.

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VW Bulli Electric Microbus Concept

Eco Auto Ninja

The Bulli concept will house a 113-hp electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. The VW microbus concept has resurfaced after a decade since being canceled. Now, it’s been reborn as the VW Bulli and will even make an appearance at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. The VW Bulli will bring the legendary VW microbus into the current millennium and from this blogger’s perspective, the concept looks fantastic.

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A Metaphysical Meander Down a Scientific Stream

The Alien Next Door

We feel better beside rushing water because negative ions, which have an extra electron, attach to positively charged ions from pollen, mould, bacteria, etc. Nina and an interested "reader" of Water Is.

Apple Named In Lawsuit For Poaching A123 Car Battery Engineers

Eco Auto Ninja

A123 Systems , a company that specializes in manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for electric cars, has accused Apple of aggressively poaching their employees.

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France offers €200 subsidy on electric bike purchases

Green (Living) Review

While many early e-bikes and conversions took advantage of relatively cheap lead-acid batteries as their power source, most modern electric bicycles employ lithium-ion (or similar chemistry) battery packs, so that stipulation shouldn't hold anyone back.

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Public Displays of Pranayama & Other Yogic Misadventures. ~ Wayne Silverman

Elephant Journal

Pranayama on the beach, taking in all these positive ions from the sea breezes,” I thought to myself…70, 71,72 …then I hear my wife’s voice saying, “Honey, you''re scaring people. “Ah yes! I think that man over there is calling 911!”.

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Apple Named In Lawsuit For Poaching A123 Car Battery Engineers

Eco Auto Ninja

A123 Systems , a company that specializes in manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for electric cars, has accused Apple of aggressively poaching their employees.

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Scientists claim that trees contain electrical properties


In their experiments, they found out that the negative and positive ion concentrations in the atmosphere were twice as high in thick wooded areas than in open grassy places. Even though there is a link between airborne particles and human health, the part ion plays is largely unknown.

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Lutz to Charge Up GM’s Image

Eco Friendly Daily

The major technological challenge to completing the Volt is its lithium-ion battery. While the lithium-ion battery can outlast the current standard nickel hydride battery, it has a tendency to overheat. As an example, laptops use lithium-ion batteries.

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2012 Ford Focus Electric Price Revealed

Eco Auto Ninja

That engine is powered by a 23 kwh lithium-ion battery system that will get a full charge that will hold for 18-20 hours by a typical 120v outlet or 3-4 hours by a 240v charger. The 2012 Ford Focus Electric was revealed on Ford’s website this week, complete with its price. The Focus will start at $39,200 before state and federal incentives, with an extra $795 for destination charges. Of course, once you factor in the federal tax credit of $7,500 the cost will drop to $32,495.

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Evolve Motorcycles To Unveil Two-Wheeled 100% EVs

Eco Auto Ninja

All models use lithium ion battery technology for easy charging and feature an efficient battery management system.The company is also offering 24/7 roadside assistance, and competitive pricing. This week, Evolve Motorcycles will unveil their two-wheeled 100% electric vehicles. Evolve was founded by Benjamin Plum, Mazdack Rassi and Lex Kendall who created Evolve to meet a need for better urban transportation.

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Portable Solar Battery Charger

Solar Power Ninja

With two solar panels and a built-in high capacity rechargeable Li-ion battery, this unit will have your cell phone, notebook computer or MP4 player charged in no time. This is a high capacity Solar Battery Charger for laptops and portable electronics. Provided with two large panels and a molded clamshell casing, this is the ultimate road companion for anyone who needs a large easily renewable power source while they are on the road.

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Easyecar’s Martin Thomson Says Better Place EV Plan Problematic for Denmark

Green Prophet

Denmark’s Thomson prefers “freedom of charge&# over Better Place’s forced charging network.

Increase Indoor Air Quality and Eliminate Odors

Hug a Tree with Me

The rapidly growing air freshener industry is constantly offering us some fancy new odor eliminator with advanced technology that is supposed rid our indoor air of foul smelling odors. It is supposed to break up the odor and replace it with fresh air.

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Progress in the Search for Better Battery Tech

Nature Conservancy - Science

Today rechargeable lithium-ion batteries power our lives, from cars and cameras to computers and cell phones. But when it comes to storing energy at the grid level — which is what the world needs to accelerate the switch to renewable sources — lithium-ion batteries are impractical.

Batteries that Run on Blood?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Even though they may look simple on the outside, the lithium-ion batteries in most of our rechargeable devices are the result of complex chemical reactions. Update from the NatureNet Science Fellows: Energy Storage.

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Renault Electric Twizzy Priced at $9,700

Eco Auto Ninja

While the price makes it an affordable form of transport, the Twizzy requires owners to lease their lithium-ion battery packs for $62 per month. If you’re looking for a very small electric vehicle that doesn’t need to go faster than 28 miles per hour or travel further than 60 miles per charge, then you may want to consider the upcoming Renault Twizzy which has just been revealed to be priced at $9,700 USD. The Twizzy isn’t so much a car as it is a two-seater suburban electric cart-thing.

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Naturally Increase Indoor Air Quality and Eliminate Odors

Hug a Tree with Me

When warmed, the negative ions in salt lamps are charged which inspires the purification of the air. The rapidly growing air freshener industry is constantly offering us some fancy new odor eliminator with advanced technology that is supposed rid our indoor air of foul smelling odors.

Native Seed and Plant Nursery Delivers First Floating Island


Ion Exchange a native wildflower and seed nursery has delivered the first Bio Floating Island to the Illinois DNR. He went on to say the Ion Exchange''s floating islands would be a "perfect project" for subdivisions or homeowners associations with a small lake or The Floating Island was recently anchored in a lake at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Headquarters.

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Lithium sulphur batteries: The power storage devices of the future


Mridul Jerath: Modern gadgets and electronics have in a sense been revolutionized by the invention of the lithium ion battery. When conditions are right, the absorption can be as high as two lithium ions for each sulphur atom and that makes the battery a lot more efficient.To

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