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CAR TALK-Are Diesel CARS Ready to Give Hybrid CARS- a Run for the Money? - AOL Autos

CAR TALK-Are Diesel CARS Ready to Give Hybrid CARS- a Run for the Money? - AOL Autos | car batteries | Scoop.it
Are Diesels Ready to Give Hybrids a Run for the Money?
AOL Autos
Cars with diesel engines provide far greater driving range between fill-ups than their gas brethren too.
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Diesel versus Hybrids?


This is an interesting one? Some the car manufacturers are turning their efforts into developing more efficient diesel engines to give better mileage figures. This will also compete with the electric cars that are now being developed.

 

Surprising or not car development technology stops for no one. And new cars with cleaner diesel technologies have become much more credible alternatives to the hybrids because they are using much more advanced fuel systems, better and much more powerful electronics, and more up to date design techniques when designing the other engine parts. This is yet another step that we are taking to develop the cars of the future.

 

Another advantage of these new generation diesel engine cars is that the cars will not lose any rear leg room or boot space. In the electric cars this space is taken up by the large batteries that drive the cars power unit. In my opinion, I think that this will be another step to the massive mix of vehicles using different technologies on our roads and it can only be good news for those working in the auto trade, especially us garage owners, as long as we are given access to the new technology and train our staff we should have nothing to worry about, after all when i think back to what cars were like when i was a young mechanic, compared with what they are like now, then we have nothing to fear in the future unless you know differently?

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Uninterruptible Power Supplies and Your Data Center - CloudWedge

Uninterruptible Power Supplies and Your Data Center - CloudWedge | car batteries | Scoop.it
What exactly is an uninterrupted power supply? How do you know which UPS is right for your data center? These two questions prove to be pivotal when settin
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Many people do not know that almost every bank and major company in the world has a up battery back-up system. They are there to come into action in the case of the main power failing in that building, mainly to protect the  computer system from crashing, the back-up system provides the power required to help keep the data stored.

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

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Top 10 Things to Know about Motorcycle Batteries

Top 10 Things to Know about Motorcycle Batteries | car batteries | Scoop.it
To help sort out all the technical issues about motorcycle batteries, we conducted a Q&A with the experts at Odyssey Batteries to explain the top 10 things to know about motorcycle batteries.

Via BikerEntourage.com
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There is no doubt about it that the Odyssey battery is one of the safest types of battery that you could fit to you motorcycle.

They are totally sealed and will not leak if any kind of incident may occur. The down side is the price, but the old saying goes "you pay for what you get".

The batteries are well worth a look if you need a new battery for your bike this up and coming biking season.

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

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How Lithium-ion Batteries Work - HowStuffWorks

How Lithium-ion Batteries Work - HowStuffWorks | car batteries | Scoop.it
Lithium-ion batteries are incredibly popular these days. You can find them in laptops, PDAs, cell phones and iPods. Find out why.
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A good story from How stuff Works about the Pros and Cons of Lithium-Ion batteries.

I think though that in the near future this type of battery will be out dated and replaced with a better technology.

Millions of dollars are being poured into this project, which in my opinion will split the battery market up into many different battery types, which will still include the lead acid battery that we know so well.

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Where Will BMW Electric-Car Batteries Go When They Retire?

Where Will BMW Electric-Car Batteries Go When They Retire? | car batteries | Scoop.it
Presuming you don't toss it over the nearest cliff, what do you do with a used electric-car battery pack? Even after battery capacity has degraded too much for use in cars, lithium-ion cells still have usable storage capacity.
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This is going to have to be a problem to solve?

In time there will be millions of these batteries with no way (at the moment) of recycling them.

They say that they could be used for storing solar power, and at the moment this looks like the only alternative.

www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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Paul Grimes on Twitter

Paul Grimes on Twitter | car batteries | Scoop.it
Hi, Can you please give me a part number for this battery pack with batteries it is from a Smart UPS RT 8000, pic.twitter.com/HFCSABmZEk
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The batteries are 4x RBC 44 or 4x 12VOlt 4.5 amp Powersonic batteries.

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10 Facts You Should Know About Lithium-ion Batteries

10 Facts You Should Know About Lithium-ion Batteries | car batteries | Scoop.it
Lithium-ion batteries are in because of their high energy density, in comparison with other battery types, relatively low weight, its insensitivity to the
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A good article with some great tips and advice for looking after your mobile battery applications? Read on

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Jeff Mac on Twitter

Jeff Mac on Twitter | car batteries | Scoop.it
Car jump batteries are getting small enough to go in the glove compartment! Thanks @MyWeego pic.twitter.com/prgqPCVViC
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When i first saw this tweet i thought nothing of it but the idea of a set of very small jump leads now appeals to me.

They are one of the most helpful things that you can carry in your car.In the past though they have been large and cumbersome,but these miniature ones are a great idea.

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/blog/?p=34081

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Can New Titanium-Dioxide Battery Last 20 Years, Recharge In 5 Minutes?

Can New Titanium-Dioxide Battery Last 20 Years, Recharge In 5 Minutes? | car batteries | Scoop.it
Lithium-ion batteries help make modern electric cars possible, but they're also responsible for those vehicles' limitations.

Via shahriyar Gourgi
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All part of the big mix of technologies?

We will all have to sit back a watch to see which one will come out top, the game is ever changing with claim and counter claims about who's battery will do what.

One thing is for sure, that the lead acid battery will still be a major player in the future.

www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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Protecting the Most Vulnerable Part of Your UPS: The UPS Battery

Protecting the Most Vulnerable Part of Your UPS: The UPS Battery | car batteries | Scoop.it
How regularly scheduling UPS battery maintenance can save your facility and prevent load loss.
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The image shows a very neat and tidy battery storage facility, for use such as a major power outage.

This post explains about the maintenance and battery upkeep for such an important facility.

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look after your car battery so you can rely on it through the winter

look after your car battery so you can rely on it through the winter | car batteries | Scoop.it
With a bit of TLC your battery will keep on going. Be sure to look after it and know what to do if it shows signs of being under stress. A full charge is likely to give you longer before you need to buy another one!
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A great article from the female auto friendly web site Foxy lady. The article stresses the importance of looking after your cars battery.

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Manbat now supplying additions to Varta range - Tyrepress.com

Manbat now supplying additions to Varta range - Tyrepress.com | car batteries | Scoop.it
In September 2014, Varta announced two new developments, and Manbat reports these are now available in the UK through the network of branches it supplies. The first new arrivals are the EFB and AGM...
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Varta are a Johnson Controls company and have always ben a top of the range battery. These AGM batteries for the start-stop car market are no exception to the rule.

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'Biggest battery' could cut energy bills

'Biggest battery' could cut energy bills | car batteries | Scoop.it
Scientists have built the biggest battery in Europe, to see if it can store power locally, rather than rely on the national grid. It could cut consumer's energy bills.
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WOW This could be a first for the UK?

battery storage on a grand scale

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CAMX Power Quietly Develops 200-Mile Electric Car Battery - Xconomy

CAMX Power Quietly Develops 200-Mile Electric Car Battery - Xconomy | car batteries | Scoop.it
A quiet startup called CAMX Power is developing a new cathode material it says can will enable an electric car with a 200-mile range.
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With the price of oil coming down, these projects will be looking mighty expensive?

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Trojan Battery launches Reliant AGM with C-Max technology - Fleet Equipment Magazine

Trojan Battery launches Reliant AGM with C-Max technology - Fleet Equipment Magazine | car batteries | Scoop.it
Reliant's exclusive C-Max Technology incorporates a wide range of features not found in many of today's AGM battery offerings, according to the company.
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Trojan batteries are one of the worlds leading deep cycle battery makers, making batteries for solar storage to running mobile traffic light systems, and are well recommended here in the UK.

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/ourshop/prod_3602516-J305GUT-TROJAN-6-VOLT-BATTERY.html

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GE's Battery Blues - WAMC

GE's Battery Blues - WAMC | car batteries | Scoop.it
A few years ago, when gasoline prices were in the stratosphere, when the oil and gas hydraulic drilling technique known as "fracking" was still getting a
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Wow this is an interesting article about what i have been saying  all along?

What is the point of making something that could be out of date the day after,nobody is sure about which battery technology we will be using moving forward?

We have also to start factoring in the low price levels of oil, this will force added costs onto the new battery development, if the low oil prices continue, then some projects will be put directly on hold.

www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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Golf Cart Batteries, Proper Care And Maintenance

Golf Cart Batteries, Proper Care And Maintenance | car batteries | Scoop.it
Golf Car... http://t.co/MC4He80r3r #batteries #care #cart #golf #maintenance #proper
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Another good post about how to take care of your golf kart batteries, if you are a golfer it is well worth a look.

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/ourshop/cat_917586-Golf-Cart-Batteries.html

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12v 5Ah UPS Battery for Interstate Batteries BSL1050 | The Best Complete Hydroponic System

12v 5Ah UPS Battery for Interstate Batteries BSL1050 | The Best Complete Hydroponic System | car batteries | Scoop.it
12v 5Ah UPS Battery for Interstate Batteries BSL1050 http://t.co/C8AjcJcYMT
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Powersonic is an excellent product and is available here in the UK from.

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/ourshop/prod_3601551-12V-45-AH-POWERSONIC-BURGLAR-ALARMFIRE-ALARM-BATTERY-PS1242.html

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Leisure batteries on way out? | Motorhome Matters | Motorhomes Forum

Leisure batteries on way out? | Motorhome Matters | Motorhomes Forum | car batteries | Scoop.it
I've had 4 Elecsol 125Ah batteries for 9 years. They have been checked and topped up regularly.

Last 2 checks one cell has been almost dry. Now the charging
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It is coming up to leisure battery time again, so check yours out and don't have your batteries let you down.

www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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Leisure battery season is coming up fast, test your batteries now. eric roberts www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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Graphene battery for electric car to be mass produced in China - WantChinaTimes

Graphene battery for electric car to be mass produced in China - WantChinaTimes | car batteries | Scoop.it
Graphene is to be used in the mass production of electric car batteries in China in 2015, the state broadcaster China National Radio reports.The research and development of graphene expanded quickly ...
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Looks like China are jumping in there again, picking up other peoples ides and using them to beat them on price?

Well well nothing new here then.

www.pellonautocentre.com/blog

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Cold Temperatures Wreak Havoc on Northern Michigan Vehicles - 9&10 News

Cold Temperatures Wreak Havoc on Northern Michigan Vehicles - 9&10 News | car batteries | Scoop.it
Cold and cars don't mix well, and auto shops are the first to know. As temperatures drop across Northern Michigan, they get busier.
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This is the same all over the Northern hemisphere, when winter arrives?

We do get a winter break though when Christmas comes, but before and after the break we are generally very busy doing jobs that have been caused by the bad weather and cold, it's all part of the game when you are a garage owner, good to read though and interesting.

www.pellonautocentre.com/blog

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Electric car batteries pass latest crash tests - CNBC.com

Electric car batteries pass latest crash tests - CNBC.com | car batteries | Scoop.it
The latest round of crash tests involving two of the country's most popular electric cars shows the batteries in those vehicles hold up with no major issues after violent front end collisions.
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Good news ? I would have hoped that they would stand up to an accident?


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BMW Confirms Hydrogen Car, But Betting On Batteries - Public Transport - NewsLocker

BMW Confirms Hydrogen Car, But Betting On Batteries - Public Transport - NewsLocker | car batteries | Scoop.it
Filed under: Transportation News
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In my opinion this is where the new battle fo the genuine hybrid car will take place?

Hydrogen versus Batteries?

BMW must also be interested as i sure that they would not be throwing their money away and sticking to battery technology.

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Study: Your all-electric car may not be so green - Fox News

Study: Your all-electric car may not be so green - Fox News | car batteries | Scoop.it
Ethanol isn't so green, either.
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Something that i have always said . green cars are not that green, because of the dirty power stations that supply the grid that chargers these cars batteries, well worth a read, if you did not know already?

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Scientists Discover How to Turn Toxic Trash Into Solar Panels

Scientists Discover How to Turn Toxic Trash Into Solar Panels | car batteries | Scoop.it
Lead from old car batteries can be recycled to create renewable energy.
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This is an old story but worth a mention.

The picture is a little misleading because 95% of old lead acid batteries are re-cycled and not dumped as the image shows,unless of course this is in China?

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Researchers open possible avenue to better electrolyte for lithium ion batteries

Researchers open possible avenue to better electrolyte for lithium ion batteries | car batteries | Scoop.it
The lithium-ion batteries that mobilize our electronic devices need to be improved if they are to power electric vehicles or store electrical energy for the grid.
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This is one of those stories that we have seen evolving over the last two or three years?

Companies are on an ever ending missing to improve battery quality and performances.

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