09 Feb '13, 9pm

Panasonic Develops Ni-MH Energy Recovery System for Idle-Stop Vehicles

Panasonic Develops Ni-MH Energy Recovery System for Idle-Stop Vehicles

This system allows the energy generated during braking to be stored in the batteries and use the stored energy to power the vehicle's electrical components, thus ensuring power availability even when the engine is not being used. In addition, as the system is designed to supply power to the drive assist motor as well, it helps improve the vehicle's fuel economy. The system includes new Ni-MH battery cells developed by the company. Based on Panasonic's technology accumulated in the development of batteries for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), the new battery cells offer higher charging efficiency and durability under high temperatures, compared to existing Ni-MH battery cells. That increases flexibility in the installation of the system, as it can be placed in the engine compartment which reaches high temperatures. The 12V Energy Recovery System for idle-stop vehicles conver...

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