18 Jun '11, 11pm

Mitsubishi chooses Toshiba for electric vehicles: The Toshiba Corporation’s SCiB battery has been chosen by Mits...

The Toshiba Corporation’s SCiB battery has been chosen by Mitsubishi to power two new electric vehicle models – the i-MiEV and the MINICAB-MIEV . Featuring a lithium titanate oxide in the anode, the SCiB battery has a high level of operating safety as well as a long life and rapid charging. The chances of a puncture in the separator between the anode and cathode are greatly reduced because of the use of lithium titanate oxide which minimises the risk of them coming into contact and short circuiting; while it also maintains battery performance levels. The battery can actually support 2.5times more charge/discharge cycles than a typical lithium-ion battery and reaches about 80 per cent of full capacity in 15minutes. It has a higher effective capacity than a typical lithium-ion battery as more of the stored charge can be used safely before recharging and when this is combined...

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