hydride hydride  /ˈhaɪd ˌraɪd/


  • (n) any binary compound formed by the union of hydrogen and other elements


  1. The early car's lead-acid bats, and even the later nickel-metal hydride batteries, couldn't supply the range or durability required by the mass market.
  2. A new plant for the nickel-metal-hydride batteries won't come on line until 2010.
  3. Most current hybrids use nickel-metal-hydride batteries less expensive, but also less powerful.



  • "We plan to use both nickel-metal hydride and lithium-ion batteries, choosing the appropriate option depending on the vehicle," President Katsuaki Watanabe told a news conference to outline Toyota's environmental activities.
    on Jun 10, 2008 By: Katsuaki Watanabe Source: Reuters

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