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The father of the electric car

Nicknamed the “Thomas Edison of today”, American scientist Stan Ovshinsky's invented the NiMH battery, paving the way for the world’s first electric car.
 The inventions of Stanford Ovshinsky have arguably put the “green” into auto technology. The NiMH battery he developed offered clean energy storage with double or triple the capacity of comparable nickel-cadmium batteries.

The largely self-taught inventor also contributed to the development of many other devices like the solar panel, and rewritable compact discs. He was nominated for the European Inventors Award 2012, in the category Non-European countries.

Read more about Stan Ovshinsky in the European Patent Office’s Background Report.

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