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GM Photo of Chevy Volt Crash Test Shows Protected Battery Packs

By • Nov 18th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars, Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

GM released photos showing the orange T-shaped battery pack of the Volt is not impacted during frontal collision.



Battery Pack Balancing – The Key to Maintain Top Hybrid and Electric Car Performance

By • Aug 28th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars, Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

Proper battery pack balancing and monitoring will ensure that your hybrid or electric car will perform optimally. Here’s a discussion on why battery pack balancing is required.



Design Considerations For Good Battery Pack Design & Integration

By • May 26th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars

Battery pack technology is all about managing the temperature of the cells and low resistance of the interconnecting conductors, connectors, and switches. There is still a lot of room for creative pack designs in electric and hybrid vehicles. Here are design considerations for good battery pack design and integration.



A Short Primer on Ultracapacitors

By • May 18th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars

Ultracapacitors are super high capacity versions of electric capacitor components that store energy in an electric field. Here’s a primer on ultracapacitors.



Battery Options for Hybrid Vehicles and Electric Vehicles

By • Apr 30th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars

Batteries or battery packs can make or break a hybrid or electric car. Here’s a look at the different battery options and their characteristics together with notes on key manufacturers.



Design Considerations for Keeping Your Battery Pack in Top Performance: Balancing and Equalization vs. Pack Monitoring

By • Mar 28th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars

Battery pack balancing and equalization management is the regulation or protection of individual battery cells from hitting the maximum or minimum limits when fully charging or discharging the whole pack, and is an important element to keeping the battery pack at optimum performance.



Building Reliable High Power Battery Packs: Here Are Some Practical Considerations

By • Mar 20th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars

High power battery packs are required to power hybrid cars and electric cars. You can’t have hybrid and electric cars without reliable high power rechargeable power packs. Here are real-world considerations to design and build high power battery packs for next generation cars.



Rechargeable Car Battery Development: From Buggies to Hybrids and Electric Cars

By • Mar 12th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars

Electric cars with an electric motor and rechargeable batteries developed quite early. However, the first person that experienced a dead battery before returning to the charging port realized that battery capacity and vehicle running range could be a problem.



Converting Fossil Fuel Energy to Battery Energy: Understanding Your Electric Car

By • Mar 9th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars

Batteries store energy and supply power. But in casual conversation both words are tossed around to mean just about the same thing. Here is a primer to help keep your powers and energies straight.



Harnessing Electrical Energy: Batteries and Battery Packs Explained

By • Mar 5th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars

A battery is a hunk of something that has some stored energy that can be accessed to convert into some other energy. So what do you do when higher energy and/or power is needed? It’s actually pretty simple. Batteries can be assembled as multi-cell battery packs and packs of packs.