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Lithium Chemistries Head List of Next-Gen EV Batteries

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Jerry dycus
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Re: where's Elon
Jerry dycus   5/12/2014 1:04:19 PM
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Yet the ignored 2 present viable 1000mile range batteries, Alum and Zinc air that have been tested and cost effective.  I hear AlumAir holds 8kwhr+ /lb in output makes it better than gas as EV's are so much more eff, much better. Reforming/charging is said to be 66% eff, better than crude by a long shot.

The only thing is they can't be recharged by a plug, reformed instead.  So one would have a 50-100lb casette replaced every 1,000 miles.  Same could go for the others too if it was wanted.

Nor do we need bettery batteries as we could greatly improve the cars they are put in cutting battery size, cost by 50%/mile range.

I'm looking at a 1500lb, 150 mile range all composite 64 Corvette EV for limited production to show just that, make money.  Now Lithium prices have dropped so much, now buying them under $200/kwhr for OEM EV made ones means I'm going to be building some cool rides to show how EV's need to be done.

  Think about a tire smoking 150-200 mile range 64Vette that gets 150mpg equivalent. hard to beat, No? think it'll sell?  Or va Shelby Daytona GT.

For instance a 16kw Chevy Volt pack gives 150+ mile range and a Leaf pack over 200 miles.  It's not the battery so much as the EV chassis  they are put in.

If you put them into an overweight, overpriced and overteched vehicle they still win even with that handicap big auto does to them, but could be so much better with real innovation.

It's not ;like they don't know this as the GM Ultralite And Toyota 1/X show they do, just won't build cost effective composite cars.  I should mention a composite body/chassis only costs $1500 to make painted vs 2x's that in steel so cost isn't the problem.

 

 

 

Cabe Atwell
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Re: where's Elon
Cabe Atwell   5/11/2014 12:15:11 AM
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Tesla will probably be successful in their endeavors considering their in the market to build a massive factory somewhere in the south-west.

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Charles Murray   5/9/2014 3:18:18 PM
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At some point, even Elon will have to move on, naperlou. Reportedly, Tesla is researching a battery that's part lithium-ion and part lithium-air. Battery development never ceases.

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naperlou   5/9/2014 12:03:11 PM
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Cap'n, I thought Elon Musk was going to solve all these problems with his incredibe new battery factory.  After all, I he is correct, it is a problem of production.

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