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The Nickel-Zinc Battery

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in In the News | Comments Off

The Nickel-Zinc Battery

Source: http://www.elektroniknet.de/power/energiespeicher/artikel/97943/ 28.05.2013, byMathias Bloch The U.S. company PowerGenix has succeeded a few years ago to lead nickel-zinc batteries for the market. Once the batteries have arrived in consumer electronics, the company now has the car market in mind. Nickel-zinc batteries (NiZn) there since 2011 on the shelves of Conrad [1]. What is immediately apparent is that these batteries can have a nominal voltage of 1.6 V and therefore directly replace a primary cell with 1.5V. The widely used...

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Beijing V standard will boost Chinese micro-hybrid market

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in In the News | 0 comments

Beijing V standard will boost Chinese micro-hybrid market

From Automotiveworld.com Throughout this past winter, a toxic blanket of smog settled over Beijing. At one point, pollution measured 40 times the recommended safety levels, prompting public outrage. With more than 13 million cars sold in China last year, vehicles remain a major source of the dangerous pollution levels in big cities like Beijing. Although China has traditionally been resistant to passing stringent environmental regulations, January’s ‘airpocalypse’ is proving to be the catalyst for change. In an emergency measure in early...

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Nearing the Promise of the Micro-Hybrid Vehicles: Technology Improvements and New Markets

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in In the News | 0 comments

Nearing the Promise of the Micro-Hybrid Vehicles: Technology Improvements and New Markets

By Salil Soman, Director of Systems Engineering, PowerGenix Until very recently, many consumers were unfamiliar with the type of vehicle defined as micro-hybrid. Even though leading research firms such as Lux Research have been predicting the vast proliferation of micro-hybrids for years; the most recent study predicts that there will be 39 million on the road by 2017. Outside of Europe, the technology has remained in the shadows of flashier electric vehicles (EVs) and more popular and ubiquitous hybrid vehicles such as the Toyota Prius....

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Q&A: How do ’stop-start’ systems work?

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in In the News | 0 comments

Q&A: How do ’stop-start’ systems work?

By Channtal Fleischfresser, Smart Planet Following last week’s post about the ’stop-start’ feature to be offered on the 2013 Ford Fusion, many readers wrote back with questions about the technology. So I consulted an expert: Dan Squiller, CEO of PowerGenix, a San-Diego based company that develops nickel-zinc batteries that are ideally suited for stop-start systems. SP: Why has the U.S. not embraced ’stop-start’ technology, when it has been the norm for a while in Europe? DS: There are three primary reasons; first are different driving...

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EnerSys Gives Thumbs Up to PowerGenix’s Nickel-Zinc Batteries

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in In the News | 0 comments

By JEFF ST. JOHN PowerGenix, fresh on the heels of landing a deal to make its rechargeable nickel-zinc batteries for microhybrid vehicles, is now putting its technology into industrial applications via a heavyweight partner in the field. That would be EnerSys, one of a handful of global battery giants, which last week signed a licensing and product development agreement with the San Diego, Calif.-based startup. It’s a pretty big vote of confidence for PowerGenix’s technology, which promises a long sought-after solution to the challenge of...

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Meet The Microhybrid: A New Class Of Green Cars

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 in In the News | 0 comments

Forbes, Ucilia Wang Although cars such as the Chevy Volt aim to be the next new cars for consumers, a new class of hybrid vehicles is emerging that promises to be more fuel efficient than gasoline-run vehicles and cheaper than the Volt and other electric rides. They are call the microhybrids, or stop-start cars, which are so named because their combustion engines are turned off when the cars stop, say, at an intersection when the light turns red. They rely on batteries to keep the air conditioning, radio and other electronics running during...

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Nickel-zinc batteries could help power the start-stop revolution

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in In the News | 0 comments

Nickel-zinc batteries could help power the start-stop revolution

Automotive Engineering International – Dan Squiller Nickel-zinc battery technology offers several advantages over lead-acid for start-stop applications, according to PowerGenix. In response to high oil prices and increasingly strict limits on carbon emissions, governments worldwide continue to tighten fuel-efficiency standards. These regulatory changes have opened the door to a wide spectrum of alternative vehicle technologies. While electric and hybrid-electric vehicles (EVs and HEVs) will play significant roles in this emerging mix,...

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Another green upstart takes aim at the micro-hybrid battery market

Posted by on Jul 25, 2011 in In the News | 0 comments

Another green upstart takes aim at the micro-hybrid battery market

ZDNet.com I recently spoke with another green technology player to watch in the emerging micro-hybrid space, battery company PowerGenix, which recently created its first production prototype. What makes this company unique is the nature of the materials it uses for its technology: the PowerGenix approach relies on rechargeable nickel-zinc technology, rather thanthe traditional lead-acid or nickel-metal hydride technologies that you might see in these cars currently. Micro-hybrids are interesting because they are designed to turn off the...

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Batteries: the battle is on for the micro-hybrid market

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in In the News | 0 comments

Electric Vehicle Update – News and Business Intelligence for the EV Industry Stop-start ‘micro-hybrid’ sales are set to grow by a third year on year to 2020, but what batteries will be charging them? So far the battle has been between lead-acid and nickel-metal hydride. Could nickel-zinc or other contenders edge their way in? By Toby Procter With start-stop micro-hybrid electric vehicles (EVs) set to become one of the fastest growing segments in the burgeoning electric transport market, a fight is on for the most suitable battery type....

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San Diego’s PowerGenix Engineers a New Strategy for Nickel-Zinc Battery

Posted by on Jun 1, 2011 in In the News | 0 comments

San Diego’s PowerGenix Engineers a New Strategy for Nickel-Zinc Battery

Xconomy, Bruce Bigelow Dan Squiller concedes that the rechargeable lithium-ion battery has become the dominant power source for electricity-hungry technologies that include everything from laptop computers to electric vehicles. But he contends lithium-ion batteries have some drawbacks too—they’re expensive, potentially flammable, and difficult to recycle. As the CEO at San Diego’s PowerGenix, Squiller also maintains that there is a place for the company’s competing rechargeable nickel-zinc battery technology. So Squiller has been on a sort of...

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