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Don't Hold Your Breath for Volkswagen's Lithium-Air Battery

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TJ McDermott
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Re: Long haul
TJ McDermott   3/22/2014 3:01:40 PM
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Charles, it's already been a long haul - we've been hearing about lithium / air batteries for quite a while.  I wonder if, instead of a long haul, in fact it's a dead end.

I DO hope they make it and come out with an industry-changing battery.

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another far out technology
naperlou   3/21/2014 5:56:17 PM
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Cap'n, this is another possibility, that has been talked about for a while, that is not ready for prime time.  As you have pointed out, there are lots of technologies that are probably ten years out.  In the meantime, the car companies have to sell cars and meet standards for fuel economy. 

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Long haul
Charles Murray   3/21/2014 5:32:46 PM
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I believe that Volkswagen may get this technology to work...eventually. To their credit, they didn't release this as a news item, and made no statements about it, other than the one that was picked up by the press at the Geneva Motor Show. This is going to be a long haul, and I'm sure Volkswagen knows it, which is why they're saying so little about it.

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Hero or Dog
tekochip   3/21/2014 10:53:49 AM
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This is going to be one of those hero or dog stories.  If Toyota fails they will be seen as fools, and if they succeed they will hailed as geniuses.  I guess the big question is what volume of air is required for a charge, since that will determine what will be required for a desiccant.

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