Sanyo introduced the Eneloop Ni-MH AA and AAA batteries, the company promises these new batteries can be recharged about 1,500 times and that they maintain 75 percent of their charge even after three years in storage.
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO) proudly announces the release of new, upgraded AA- and AAA-size "eneloop" rechargeable batteries five years from the initial product launch, with the concept of "eneloop" still based on promoting "a lifestyle that values reusing and recycling". The new "eneloop" is able to be recharged approximately 1,500 times, a new milestone for the rechargeable battery industry, making eneloop the industry No. 1.
Since the batteries were first announced on November 14, 2005, "eneloop" has become well-known around the world, as it has revolutionized the consumer-use rechargeable battery segment with its unique features: "Rechargeable approximately 1,000 times2", "Coming pre-charged so it's usable immediately after purchase", and its unique design departing from the look of traditional batteries.
The latest breakthrough allowing "eneloop" to be recharged up to 1,500 times has been realized by applying newly-developed recharging technologies. In addition, to truly embody the concept of a "Clean Energy Loop", the batteries are pre-charged at the factory using clean energy generated from renewable solar power as a part of the Green Power Certification System. As the new "eneloop" batteries hit the market, updated "eneloop" branded chargers and charger sets will also be entering the market.