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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?
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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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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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Tests add fuel to concern over air shipments of lithium-ion batteries - GazetteNET

Tests add fuel to concern over air shipments of lithium-ion batteries - GazetteNET | car batteries | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Dramatic U.S. government test results raise new concern that bulk shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries carried as cargo
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This is a very interesting article and it makes us wonder what could happen next, with these lithium-Ion products?

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Solid-State Batteries For Electric Cars: 'Great Potential,' VW CEO Says - Green Car Reports

Solid-State Batteries For Electric Cars: 'Great Potential,' VW CEO Says - Green Car Reports | car batteries | Scoop.it
To help electric cars go mainstream, new battery technology will be needed to escape the shackles of short ranges, long charging times, and relatively high cost.
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Promise,promises,promises???

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Varta car Batteries- Different Types

Varta car Batteries- Different Types | car batteries | Scoop.it
Varta Batteries Online Varta batteries are probably one of the world’s best battery products. They are made by Johnson controls and run by the side of the well-known Bosch battery product.
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Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries - Beyond Customer and to Electric Vehicles ... - SYS-CON Media (press release)

Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries - Beyond Customer and to Electric Vehicles ... - SYS-CON Media (press release) | car batteries | Scoop.it
SYS-CON Media, NJ, The world's leading i-technology media company on breaking technology news.
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This is a recent report,about the state of the Lithium-Ion battery market and states that there is still growth and drive from car makers and governments to strive to compete with the carbon rich fuels that drive the petrol and diesel cars.

I still say at what cost?

and how long will we keep throwing money at the problem?

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/blog/?p=25040

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Cold Temperatures Could Kill Car Batteries - WFMY News 2

Cold Temperatures Could Kill Car Batteries - WFMY News 2 | car batteries | Scoop.it
A significant drop in temperature could cause major problems for car batteries.
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Yet another warning that the impending cold weather could kill your battery. The general rule is that if your car is over 5 years old then it will be coming to the end of its life. You can wait until it goes or replace it before the winter really sets in.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/varta

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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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Johnson Controls lithium-ion batteries power hybrid luxury SUVs - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)

Johnson Controls lithium-ion batteries power hybrid luxury SUVs - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog) | car batteries | Scoop.it
Johnson Controls Inc. said its Michigan battery factory is producing lithium-ion batteries for the hybrid Range Rover sport utility vehicle that goes on sale next year.
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Johnson controls are beginning to take more of an interest in Lithium-Ion technology and have now announced their involvement of with the development of a new battery for the new Range Rover, built here in the UK.

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Varta Batteries | Professional LFD60 Varta Batteries in South Africa.

Varta Batteries | Professional LFD60 Varta Batteries in South Africa. | car batteries | Scoop.it
http://www.vartabatteries-yorkshire.co.uk/Get the Professional LFD60 Varta Batteries For R1,892 from Alternagy. For Varta Batteries, buy from the Alternagy Varta Batteries Store in South Africa.
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Varta Batteries | Professional LFD75 Varta Batteries in South Africa.

Varta Batteries | Professional LFD75 Varta Batteries in South Africa. | car batteries | Scoop.it
Get the Professional LFD75 Varta Batteries For R2,154 from Alternagy. For Varta Batteries, buy from the Alternagy Varta Batteries Store in South Africa.
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Varta are truly one of the worlds best battery products.

http://www.vartabatteries-yorkshire.co.uk/

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Battery-free electric cars may become real in 5 years - Load The Game

Battery-free electric cars may become real in 5 years - Load The Game | car batteries | Scoop.it
Electric cars have become all the rage lately, thanks to Elon Musk and Tesla, among others, but can ...
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large car makers are trying to make sure that electric cars will play a part in future forms of powering our transport systems.

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