How much nickel is mined for one hybrid car battery?

ELECTRIC HYBRID CAR
by kwryan

Question by j g: How much nickel is mined for one hybrid car battery?
I am curious to know how much nickel is mined for the average hybrid car battery? I’ve heard hybrids toted as the solution, but nickel is a finite resource which must be mined. As I understand it the batteries are extremely heavy composed of mostly nickel.

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Answer by dana19812
I don’t know the answer to your question. However, gasoline is also a finite resource which must be extracted from the Earth, and hybrids save on gasoline. Additionally, in a few years hybrids will replace nickel-metal hydride batteries with lithium-ion technology. And finally, hybrid batteries are fully recycleable:

“Toyota has a comprehensive battery recycling program in place and has been recycling nickel-metal hydride batteries since the RAV4 Electric Vehicle was introduced in 1998. Every part of the battery, from the precious metals to the plastic, plates, steel case and the wiring, is recycled. To ensure that batteries come back to Toyota, each battery has a phone number on it to call for recycling information and dealers are paid a 0 “bounty” for each battery.”

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Can you start a manual transmission car without a battery, and without a starter?

MAGNETIC ENGINE
by SS&SS

Question by charlesm4450: Can you start a manual transmission car without a battery, and without a starter?
Again, there is no battery and there is no starter. The engine and everything else works fine. Manual transmission – if we push and pop the clutch, will the vehicle start?

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Answer by Paul
YEP, if the alternator is good.

P.S. most cars but not all. I should have asked what car you have….

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What components are required in a solar power car/boat battery charging system?

Question by Sam: What components are required in a solar power car/boat battery charging system?
I have a small yacht and I am looking to install a solar powered charger to charge the boat battery. The battery is to be used to run a CD player, a 2 way radio, a number of lights and possibly a small TV at a later date. I am unsure of what components are actually needed in this power system and any sought of advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

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Answer by jtexas
solar panel and controller (circuitry to prevent the charger from draining the battery during low light conditions, when it’s not generating).

You’ll need some pretty big panels to keep up with the demand.

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Q&A: what do i put in between a electric magnetic motor and the battery to charge it without the battery trying to?

Question by fluke7510: what do i put in between a electric magnetic motor and the battery to charge it without the battery trying to?
im trying to charge a battery with a magnetic motor but i dont know whats in between them that stops the battery from trying to run the motor so that the motor will charge them?

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Answer by Gengi M
a diode maybe? that will only allow the current to flow in one direction.

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besides batteries or solar cells or fuel cells, or generators what else is there that can produce high voltage

when I was younger, I used to think that Nuclear Power Plants used nuclear material to collect electrons, but now I know that it’s only the heat given off that creates steam which turns a turbine.
HOW LAME!

Why can’t we use nuclear material to create electricity directly?
Or maybe even replace electrons altogehter.. replace the electrons with some other charged particle that repells objects similar to magnatism, maybe then we will no longer need copper wire???? If we could find an alternative to electrons and have repulsion properties, we could re-invent the electric motor, make it so that it works directly from nuclear material??
Guys! go see

if we can use an ATOMIC BATTERY then why can’t we make a lifter with an onboard energy supply?

Can the power output from a wind turbine be used directly (without batteries) to heat water above boiling pt.?

This statement is taken from a wind energy site (http://www.reuk.co.uk/Wind-Turbine-Water-Heating.htm):

Direct Wind Turbine Water Heating
“It is not usually possible to connect a 12 Volt water heating element directly to the output from a wind turbine. The voltages generated by a 12 Volt wind turbine are typically far in excess of their nominal 12 Volt rating – values of over 50 Volts can often be recorded in heavy winds which would rapidly burn out the heating element…”

Some figures:

Wind alternator rating: 12 volts, 200 amps @ 6,500 rpm
Heating element rating: 5,000-6,500 watts (Incoloy material)

As the figures above show, the power output of the wind turbine is well within the operating parameters of the heating element. Since the heating element can withstand the power output of the alternator (assuming it runs at a constant 6,500 rpm), in practice, will it be OK to do so? If more than two heating elements are used, will that translate to better safety and reliability?

Tnx!