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BATTERY TALK- Bosch Expects EVs To Achieve 180 Miles Of Range “Minimum” By 2020 - CleanTechnica

BATTERY TALK- Bosch Expects EVs To Achieve 180 Miles Of Range “Minimum” By 2020 - CleanTechnica | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Bosch Expects EVs To Achieve 180 Miles Of Range “Minimum” By 2020 CleanTechnica Alternatively, even if batteries didn't get cheaper, if their gravimetric energy densities increased enough, that would increase their range because they would be...
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Hi all this talk about doing 100 miles or 180 miles has become a bit boring ? in my opinion in order for us to save the planet, the cars should made to sell at a price that we all can afford and not the privileged few . With more of these cars on the road we would then see the testing and results at a faster pace, and towns and cities would have to install more and more charging points, i travel in the UK extensively and have not yet seen a charging point, the only ones i have seen are a few in the States. Also does anyone the know the difference that hilly country makes to the distance that an electric car will travel ?. The hills and mountains must make a huge difference in the distance an electric car will travel. I agree with a greener planet but i think that the car part of the equation, is at a too a higher cost at the moment, a better idea would to put solar panels on all roofs even here in the UK, but perhaps this would be too easy ? I have solar panels at it saves me a fortune and creates electricity into the grid, or is it because that if we all had solar panels ,then there would not be any need for all the electric companies that we have at the moment, the green issue is all about making more money for the large greedy companies.

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Mobility scooter batteries-Care tips and advice

Mobility scooter batteries-Care tips and advice | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Mobility scooter battery: Mobility scooter batteries will need to be maintained just like any other piece of machinery. Make sure your mobility scooter battery lives longer and works correctly by following our 5 tips.
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In the past 10 years or so mobility scooters have been a very popular buy for disabled and elderly people who find it difficult the walk for any sort of distance.

We have all seen there popularity grow in our towns and cities in most western countries. What a lot of people dont know is that these machines run on batteries?

Some of the scooters run on a 24 volt system and some on a 12 volt lead acid system. The scooters will run all day on a single charge and are then put on charge over night for the next day.

Our most popular seller is for 2x 12volt 12 amp batteries, that are connected together to make a 24 volt system. These batteries are kept in a plastic safety cover with easy access fro re-charging.

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/ourshop/cat_917587-Mobility-Batteries.html

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Batteries that help cars save fuel hit world's largest automotive market

Batteries that help cars save fuel hit world's largest automotive market | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Johnson Controls Inc. has started production in China of advanced lead-acid batteries to help cars made in China increase gas mileage and reduce emissions linked to climate change.
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Stop- start batteries are expected to reach record levels, with an estimated sales of 49 million a year by 2020, with 2 out of every 5 cars in China fitted with this type of AGM batteries.

American battery makers Johnson Controls are manufacturing this type of batteries in their plant in China.

Here in the UK we market the AGM batteries for stop-start vehicle under the trade name of Varta.

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/ourshop/cat_917598-Start-Stop-Batteries.html


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Solar Power Battle Puts Hawaii at Forefront of Worldwide Changes - New York Times

Solar Power Battle Puts Hawaii at Forefront of Worldwide Changes - New York Times | All about batteries | Scoop.it
As homemade electricity gains popularity, it puts new pressures on old infrastructure and cuts into electric company revenue, pitting solar companies against utilities.
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This is a problem that will only get worse with time?

Governments want us to use as much renewable energy as possible, but the amount of solar panels that are now being used is affecting the way that the national grids of countries are operating.

So much so that in Hawaii householder are not been allowed to fit solar panels to their house roofs.

This is story that will be replicated around the world as government struggle to mix the two systems in some sort of uni formal pattern.

In my opinion the only way forward will be large local battery storage banks, to store the solar energy during the day and release at  night.

This has been successful in some Caribbean islands, so we know it can work?

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Old chemistry gives jolt to modern batteries

Old chemistry gives jolt to modern batteries | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Chemical reactions discovered in the 19th century improve the performance of futuristic batteries.
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Just as i have always said?

batteries will not be that different in future years. All we are getting now is promises,promises and could be and would be?

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Bitter cold may cause your car's battery to lose strength - wwlp.com

Bitter cold may cause your car's battery to lose strength - wwlp.com | All about batteries | Scoop.it
The persistent cold may not only be tiring for you but it may also be wearing out parts of your car. 22news is working for you with what cha…
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This article tells us what most people know, or do they?

It is a good idea to check the condition of your battery before the winter arrives and replace it before it could let you down.

Especially in the horrific snow storms that you have been experiencing in the USA. You just would not to get stuck with a flat battery?

www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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Battery Powered - Foreign Affairs

Battery Powered - Foreign Affairs | All about batteries | Scoop.it
The plunge in oil prices that began in mid-2014 has been relentless. It has pushed a clutch of oil-exporting nations into deficit spending, hobbled Russia’s ambitions, and altered the calculus behind Iran’s nuclear program.
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This is one of best articles that i have read on this subject and is based on a book, that i am certainly going to buy. it looks at all sides of the argument relating to off grid electric storage and other fuels of the future.

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Toyota dealer wanted $4400 to repair hybrid battery, fix turned out to cost $10 - Geek

Toyota dealer wanted $4400 to repair hybrid battery, fix turned out to cost $10 - Geek | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Cars are a lot more complicated than they used to be with less modular designs and more technology under the hood. That makes repairs more difficult and expensive, and then you figure in [...]
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This is a great story about a hybrid car that went wrong?

The battery was showing certain error codes and the local Toyota dealer wanted to fit a new battery costing????

Worth a read yourself.

www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/blog/ 

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Cold weather and your car: How to keep your battery from dying

Cold weather and your car: How to keep your battery from dying | All about batteries | Scoop.it
AAA is getting a record number of calls for storm-related problems with nearly half being for dead batteries.
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Another warning to vehicle users to have their battery checked before the winter and you will reduce the risk of being caught out in a snow storm?

it would be like sitting in a fridge and i am sure that it does happen to some people, remember that when it is cold we use all the electrical appliances in your car and if your battery is not up to scratch, then it will let you down and it could let you down in an isolated place or a snow drift if you live on the east coast of America, with the massive snow falls that they are having at the moment.

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Cheap batteries will revolutionise the renewable energy market

Cheap batteries will revolutionise the renewable energy market | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Chris Huhne: The big power companies will struggle to keep up as a solution emerges to the problem of storing wind and solar power
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A great story from Chris Huhne that explains the problem that will be coming along for the energy companies, due to the large increase in the use of solar power and battery storage.

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/ourshop/cat_917607-Solar-Batteries.html

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Doping Graphene Easier Now with New Method - Tech Times

Doping Graphene Easier Now with New Method - Tech Times | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Graphene can now be altered using electricity, possibly allowing the future development of processors which can be modified without changing hardware.
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Graphene will be one of the key components in the future of Lithium battery products.

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Will Batteries Live Up to their Promise For Energy Storage? - Energy Efficiency Markets

Will Batteries Live Up to their Promise For Energy Storage? - Energy Efficiency Markets | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Investors will lose faith if there are just a few surprise failures in energy storage. Here's how a team led by DNV GL will test grid batteries to assure that they live up to their promise.
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A great step forward, but i am sure that battery storage will stand the test of time.

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/ourshop/cat_917607-Solar-Batteries.html

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Global Automotive Battery Manufacturer | Johnson Controls Inc.

Global Automotive Battery Manufacturer | Johnson Controls Inc. | All about batteries | Scoop.it
At Johnson Controls, our vision is a world where all vehicle batteries are recycled. Learn more about our dedication to a sustainable environment today.
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I have always been a great fan of Johnson controls, probably because i buy batteries from one of their distributors here in the UK and sell their famous Varta battery range.

The recycling part of the business is also very important and of course a legal issue and so it is always good to know that Johnson's have  set out their focus for the future.

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/blog/

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12-Volt Lithium-Ion Battery For Advanced Start-Stop Coming In 2018 - Green Car Reports

12-Volt Lithium-Ion Battery For Advanced Start-Stop Coming In 2018 - Green Car Reports | All about batteries | Scoop.it
As fuel-economy rules get stricter, lithium-ion batteries may no longer be limited to electric cars.
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Johnson controls are always at the forefront of new battery technology. This new lithium-ion battery that will fit cars is no exception?


The battery will fit start- stop car battery systems and should be available in 2018 after much more testing.

As a battery dealer, this is good news to me because, this battery should be available to the aftermarket through Johnson controls battery outlets across the world.

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/ourshop/cat_917598-Start-Stop-Batteries.html

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Batteries and Renewable Energy Set to Grow Together

Batteries and Renewable Energy Set to Grow Together | All about batteries | Scoop.it
As sun and wind become bigger parts of the electricity mix, scientists are pushing to increase the capacity of battery storage.
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Large solar battery storage systems will soon be the norm, throughout the world. The one shown in the image is a battery bank that has been built into a 20 foot container and can sore enough solar provided energy for a small town.

This article outlines the targets for solar power production in California USA, where they have many hours of sunshine.

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/blog/read_125972/battle-is-on-for-home-power-storage-batteries.html

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XV31MF Batteries : Lucas XV Supreme Leisure Battery 110ah : Pellontyre and Auto Centre

XV31MF Batteries : Lucas XV Supreme Leisure Battery 110ah : Pellontyre and Auto Centre | All about batteries | Scoop.it
The XV31MF leisure battery is becoming the top selling battery fro leisure vehicles and are available at www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk.
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This battery is now the most popular battery that is used for leisure vehicles in the UK.

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Formula E: di Grassi, da Costa still with... - NBCSports.com

Formula E: di Grassi, da Costa still with... - NBCSports.com | All about batteries | Scoop.it
After Argentina, both di Grassi, da Costa have something to prove this weekend in Miami.
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Formula E could help to quicken the battery evolution?

In my opinion the development of Formula E was started to try improving and speeding up the development of the Lithium-Ion batteries that are used in these cars.

Over the past years this has been the norm with many new technologies and inventions coming from the stables of the F1 car manufacturers. On-board diagnostics were used in the F1 cars years before they were introduced on normal cars for emission controls and the battery pack used on the FE cars will be no different.

The batteries used consist of 200 tightly packed cells, which all discharge heat when they are discharged in use. This is one of the big challenges that E cars must overcome?

The cars will have to have a battery cooling system devised to be integrated into the electric racing cars design. As far as I know the cars are using SAFT VL41M battery cells which are well on top of the technology that is available at the moment.

The problem is a common one, the batteries overheat when discharged, and they then get hot and fail quicker, these are some of the problems to overcome, also the batteries cannot be changed at say a pit-stop and so the whole car has to be changed. I am not sure whether or not this is something to do with safety, but I suspect it is, anyhow the ruling body the FIA won’t allow this at the moment.

It will be interesting though to see what comes out of this form of racing in the future.

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VSP News: Kolman's Korner, Episode 69 - AGM Versus Traditional Batteries

VSP News: Kolman's Korner, Episode 69 - AGM Versus Traditional Batteries | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Brad Bisaillon, director of strategic accounts, North America and Europe, for the Trojan Battery Company, discusses the differences between AGM and traditional batteries.
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A good battery video to watch for the Trojan battery fans amongst,us and this includes me.

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/ourshop/prod_3603081-27TMXWNT-12-VOLT-TROJAN-TRAFFIC-LIGHTS-BATTERY.html

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AAA urges Motorists to use Winter tyres and Caution while Driving in Winter Weather - Clarksville Online

AAA urges Motorists to use Winter tyres and Caution while Driving in Winter Weather - Clarksville Online | All about batteries | Scoop.it
3 out of 5 People Don’t have Winter Driving Kits in their Vehicles Tampa, FL - Extremely cold weather is moving across the southeastern U.S. and AAA warns motorists to be careful and make sure thei...
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I was amazed at the amount of snow that has been falling in the Boston area of America?

We have friends living there and we have shared pictures on Facebook, and i just cannot believe the heavy snowfall, please be prepared for such horrible weather.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/TyreSearch/Details/8893/Kumho+KW23+20555R16

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New Tesla battery could take your home off the grid - Inhabitat (blog)

New Tesla battery could take your home off the grid - Inhabitat (blog) | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Ever wish you could ditch your electric bill? Tesla is working on a house battery that could help you break up with your expensive utility company, essentially turning any home into an off-grid abode.
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Is it legal to run off grid in the USA/

I mat sound pessimistic, but what if you are having problems?

Who do call for help, it does happen ?

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/ourshop/cat_917607-Solar-Batteries.html

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Great step for Tesla

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Tesla Model S Battery Life: How Much Range Loss For Electric Car Over Time?

Tesla Model S Battery Life: How Much Range Loss For Electric Car Over Time? | All about batteries | Scoop.it
One of the things electric-car owners worry about is long-term battery degradation. It’s a well-established fact that lithium-ion batteries gradually lose capacity as they undergo numerous charge/discharge cycles.
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Very interesting and factual article about the Ev battery life, well worth a read.

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Defra launches delayed batteries consultation

Defra launches delayed batteries consultation | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Long-delayed proposals to change the guidance on the classification of waste portable batteries have been published.
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This article is about the UK recycling targets of waste batteries. Some batteries such as the smaller UPS batteries do not come into the recycling equation. These are also known as portable batteries and were previously set at  10 kg weight levels, which would have also included many other types of sealed batteries, such as car batteries. These batteries were not included in any  recycling figures, but now the weight has been reduced to a more realistic level of 4kg.

These batteries are used in stair lifts and smaller mobility applications and so will not now count in the total giving a fairer figure in recycling.

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/ourshop/cat_917588-AlarmUPS-Batteries.html

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Varta Car Batteries-Recovery A 2 B on Twitter

Varta Car Batteries-Recovery A 2 B  on Twitter | All about batteries | Scoop.it
We supply and fit all types of car and van batteries Day or Night. Call: 07813 368453 pic.twitter.com/MKecikaBel
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Varta batteries are truly a great product and worth looking for if you require a new battery for your car.

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/shop/search.php?pageid=3178516&q=varta


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Global Graphene Electronics Market 2020 Forecasts and Research Report - PR Newswire (press release)

DALLAS, January 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

ReportsnReports.com adds Graphene Electronics Market by Materials (PV,...
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Good video showing you the best place to fit a battery on your motorhome.


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How To Wire 12 volt Batteries in Series and Parallel [Video]

How To Wire 12 volt Batteries in Series and Parallel [Video] | All about batteries | Scoop.it
This video by Solar Burrito, shows you how to wire 12 volt Batteries in Series  (to get one large battery) and also Parallel (to increase ...
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A great new video that explains how wire batteries in series and parallel to get more storage and power.

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Trojan debuts deep-cycle AGM battery line - KHL Group

Trojan debuts deep-cycle AGM battery line - KHL Group | All about batteries | Scoop.it
KHL Group is the leading supplier of international construction information in the world.
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Yet a another updated battery model in this battery range, that in its class is second to none.

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/ourshop/cat_917610-Trojan-Batteries.html

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