nickel metal hydride

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nickel metal hydride

(NiMH) A rechargeable battery technology that has approximately 30-50% more charge per pound than nickel cadmium. Introduced in the early 1990s, it uses nickel and metal hydride plates with potassium hydroxide as the electrolyte. NiMH batteries do not suffer quite as much from the "memory effect" as do nickel cadmium batteries, but still require complete discharges in order to obtain the most efficiency and longest life. See batteries and nickel cadmium.
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Sanyo has also been carrying out joint development with the Volkswagen Group for next-generation nickel-metal hydride and lithium-ion battery systems, as well as with PSA Peugeot Citroen for a nickel-metal hydride battery system.
5-liter diesel engine, electric motor and nickel-metal hydride battery.
A rechargeable alternative is the nickel-metal hydride battery, NSN 6140-01-467-3225.
AutoWeek recently reported that Ford Motor Company division president Steve Lyons has commented that Sanyo Company's limited amount of nickel-metal hydride battery packs will only allow Ford to produce approximately 20,000 Escape Hybrid Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) for the 2005 model year.
The car borrows from Toyota's blueprints for the Prius, and combines a 300-volt nickel-metal hydride battery pack (under the cargo floor) with a more efficient version of the Escape's standard two-liter engine (which shuts off at traffic lights, thanks to an Integrated Starter Generator).
Its scratch-built powertrain uses a Panasonic nickel-metal hydride battery pack (capacity 3.
However, a nickel-metal hydride battery today can provide almost as much run time as an alkaline--550 minutes versus 600--and can be recharged in addition.
GM Ovonic is doing prototype testing on a new hybrid-specific nickel-metal hydride battery.
Stempel, chairman of Energy Conversion Devices, which is developing a nickel-metal hydride battery that offers longer range for electric vehicles, said his industry has to do a better job of stressing these cars' positives.
The UBI-2590 is a lithium-ion rechargeable version of the BA-5390 battery, and provides both increased operating time and lighter weight than the BB-390 Nickel-Metal Hydride battery currently in widespread use.
He played a key role in the development and commercialization of our Ovonic nickel-metal hydride battery for both consumer and automotive applications, and had a leading role in the development of the Ovonic regenerative fuel cell technology.
The suggested sticker price is $53,999, and about $20,000 of that amount is for the advanced nickel-metal hydride battery system.