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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.
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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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?
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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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.
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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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?
Answer by Gengi M
a diode maybe? that will only allow the current to flow in one direction.
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Toyota adopts Tesla’s laptop battery strategy for electric cars
Toyota, Daimler and BMW are turning to laptops for a cheaper way to power their electric cars — and their sales. Automakers are testing packs of lithium-ion batteries assembled by Palo Alto-based Tesla Motor.
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Hybrid dual gas electric suv, best one to buy on the market for cars and higher gas miliage. ? Honda Toyota Ford Saturn ? OR non of the above.
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.
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??
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if we can use an ATOMIC BATTERY then why can’t we make a lifter with an onboard energy supply?
i need to know what company makes these batterys for these cars. also who is the leading company for alternative fuels like hydrogen
How will they be disposed of when they have reached the end of their functional life?
I have two solar panels that were going to be trashed at work. I want to use them to charge batteries on my RV but i noticed they put out around 20 volts in direct sunlight. So i am wondering:
-isn’t this way too much voltage for a 12 volt system?
-do a need some sort of a regulator connected to keep them from overcharging?
Chevy Volt gains US$41k price, 8-year battery warranty
Three and a half years after unveiling a concept version of the Chevy Volt range-extended electric car, General Motors is finally answering the question of its price.
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Chevy Volt will carry 8-year battery war
General Motors is guaranteeing the battery in its Chevrolet Volt electric car for eight years.
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1) What types of batteries are being used?
2) What are their anticipated useful lives? (Each type)
3) How is each type recycled or how is disposal accomplished after their useful life has expired?
Obama Predicts Electric Car Battery Prices Will Drop 70 Percent
HOLLAND, MI – The cost of the high-powered batteries needed for a coming wave of electric cars is projected to drop by as much as 70 percent over the next five years, according to a U.S. government forecast.
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I was just curious if this is possible: Charge a bank of deep cycle batteries, and use it to run grow lights, and also having solar panels in the room to recharge the batteries that are creating the light.
What about the L.E.D. grow lights?
G.M. to Guarantee Battery in the Electric Chevy Volt
A warranty of eight years or 100,000 miles could set the standard for reassuring consumers, who have watched expensive batteries fail in devices like cellphones and laptops.
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GM battery date due today
General Motors is expected to reveal today when production will begin on the lithium-ion battery packs that will power the long-awaited Chevrolet Volt electric car and announce a “major consumer initiative.”
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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…”
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?