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. Consider first of all the particular the low availability and high cost of lithium, coupled with the environmental impact of extracting and disposing of this highly reactive ion. 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. Led by Dr. Harold Kung, the scientists have created lithium ion batteries which are capable of holding a greater number of lithium ions while also increasing their speed. 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. Due to the compact nature of Li-Ion technology, Gtech’s engineers have incorporated a powerful 14.4 A Gtech Li-Ion battery will be fully charged and ready to use in just 3 hours. 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. B.Sameer Kumar: There is an obvious and necessary increase in the desire to tap into renewable sources of energy and with growing solar power plants and wind farms, there is also a growing demand for power storage systems that will offer ability to store and supply power in a stable fashion.

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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. The Sodium ion batteries will cost one third the price of a lithium ion unit.

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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. Sharp is offering two varieties of ion generator fans with one being a tower type Slim Ion Fan and the other a 3D Fan. 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. B.Sameer Kumar: If you want a little solar charger for your smartphone or a solar bulb that will help you in the backyard, then many of those are available with new ones coming forth every day.

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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

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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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. I think it’s funny that the negative ions are the good ones we need. Basically we are always breathing air so we are taking in some form of ion. Here is a list of what they say negative ions clean the air of.

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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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. It has no negative ions and is not different to any other rock salt, such as you ordinary table or cooking salt, whether iodised or not. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Himalayan salt lamps are not made with salt from the Himalayas for starters.

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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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.

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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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. “Like a troll at the foot of the bridge, the ion depletion zone prevents salt from passing through, resulting in the production of freshwater,” the researchers wrote in a press statement.

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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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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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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. The main challenge to sodium-ion batteries has been increasing their storage capacity and ability to recharge efficiently over many cycles. Tungsten trisulfide.

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. – PRESS RELEASE – With over 50 years of life at the top as the UK's lawn mower and gardening tool manufacturers, MOUNTFIELD have excelled in providing new and innovative cordless products. With the array of storms, wind and rain so far this month, many gardens are sure to need a bit of a tidy

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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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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. In a bid to get more people on their bikes, and to boost alternative transport methods, France is offering its citizens a financial incentive for purchasing an e-bike.

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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. Tokyo based automakers, Honda Motors, want to increase sales for their new Acura, and they are taking the green road to reach their goals.

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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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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. That was the title John Stewart gave his interview article in the MississaugaNews last week on my book Water Is… In fact, as part of the interview, John and I did a meander over to the Credit River, featured in my recently released book about the myriad identities of water.

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. If rumors about Apple seriously considering developing an electric car weren’t already picking up steam, the latest lawsuit filed against the tech giant should add more than enough fuel to the fire.

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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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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. If rumors about Apple seriously considering developing an electric car weren’t already picking up steam, the latest lawsuit filed against the tech giant should add more than enough fuel to the fire.

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Scientists claim that trees contain electrical properties


Sonia Renthlei: We know that trees take in carbon dioxide and give out oxygen so we can all breathe easy but according to scientists from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), they have found that trees also play a big role in the concentration of negative and positive ions in the air or in other words, ‘trees electrify the atmosphere’. Even though there is a link between airborne particles and human health, the part ion plays is largely unknown.

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Nissans Leaf Wins Japan Car of the Year Award

Eco Auto Ninja

The EV is powered by lithium ion batteries and can reach 200 kilometers for every charge. The Nissan Leaf has won Car of the Year Japan for 2011-2012, according to the executive committee for the award announced at the Tokyo Auto Show. The Leaf is Nissan’s first mass-produced electric car and since then they’ve moved just over 20,000 vehicles.

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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. The lithium-ion battery is also currently too expensive to use in a competitively-priced car. Bob Lutz, General Motors’ Vice President of Global Development is not a stupid man.

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Batteries that Run on Blood?

Nature Conservancy - Science

This matters because efficient battery function, especially charge and recharge capabilities, is one of the key obstacles to the viability of lithium-oxygen batteries as a replacement technology for the lithium-ion batteries that are currently the industry standard for rechargeables, from phones to cars. 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.

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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 Activated Charcoal: First used in wars long gone, due to its ability to remove heavy metals and toxins in the body, activated charcoal was taken internally by soldiers who were exposed to poisonous gases. 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.

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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. Cost alone would prohibit the use of lithium-ion batteries for storage at large scales regardless of other challenges. Update on the NatureNet Science Fellows: Won-Hee Ryu.

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

Green Prophet

When the EV network builder Better Place launched their electric car battery exchange network in Denmark last month , not everyone was overly enthusiastic that the company’s unique system of stations to exchange the special lithium ion battery pack with freshly charged ones would go over with the Danes. Denmark’s Thomson prefers “freedom of charge&# over Better Place’s forced charging network.

Are hydrogen-fueled cars pie-in-the-sky?

Green (Living) Review

I need to be careful here, as some of you teach chemistry and are not bashful about letting me know when I take too many liberties when discussing atoms, ions, and molecules in an attempt to keep things simple. By Jeffrey Yago, P.E., CEM Issue #103 • January/February, 2007, Backwoods Home Magazine Hydrogen-fueled cars is a topic of much discussion these days. People who want to see the U.S.