24 Jan '13, 8am

Toyota finds new use for electric car batteries: What do you do with nickel-metal hydride batteries that were pr...

Toyota finds new use for electric car batteries: What do you do with nickel-metal hydride batteries that were pr...

What do you do with nickel-metal hydride batteries that were previously used in hybrid cars (pictured)? Toyota has the answer. The Japanese carmaker is to start selling an electricity management system that makes use of the recycled batteries, starting from this April. Its energy business company, Toyota Turbine and Systems, will sell the 10kWh systems in combination with Building Energy Management systems, solar power generation, LED lighting, energy-conserving air conditioning systems, solar carports and other energy saving items. The idea is that the system can be used to control consumption, storage and the discharge of electricity. It will also increase efficiency and could be considered a back-up in case of emergency because it can be used by emergency response centres during disasters to power the equipment necessary to gather critical information and to power evacu...

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paultan.org 25 Jan '13, 7am

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paultan.org 24 Jan '13, 1am

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greencarreports.com 23 Jan '13, 6pm

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thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 25 Jan '13, 3pm

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thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 22 Jan '13, 1am

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Selling NiMh batteries

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visforvoltage.org 27 Jan '13, 8am

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Nissan drops price for UK LEAF electric car buyers

Nissan drops price for UK LEAF electric car buyers

thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 23 Jan '13, 9am

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greencarreports.com 22 Jan '13, 4pm

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spectrum.ieee.org 24 Jan '13, 7pm

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evworld.com 19 Jan '13, 3pm

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homeenergy.org 23 Jan '13, 1pm

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