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Video: EV Battery Maker Aims for 1,000 Miles per Charge

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Re: I was sold on the EV until...
naperlou   6/6/2014 9:43:23 AM
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Chuck, I had the same reaction as GTOlover.  It seems like there are so many different chemistries that have been tried, but none are ready for prime time. 

I would assume that one would have to replace the Al battery when it was depleted.  How will this work? 

This sounds like my neighbor who works for a Government Lab.  He said that there was a program to get the battery price way down and the range way up over five years.  Then, as he says, it's game over.  Well, how many Government programs have we had with a goal than was never met.  The one that comes to mind for me is nuclear fusion. Another is the cost of spacecraft launches.   I am sure that other readers could come up with more.  What I have heard you say, after talking to various scientists, is that we are something like 20 - 25 years away from having an alternative.  This does not sound like one.

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I was sold on the EV until...
GTOlover   6/6/2014 9:12:20 AM
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I was sold on the possibility of purchasing an EV with the thought of 1000 miles per charge. I mean, woo hoo! But then I read down to the part about not being rechargable. Bummer.

Guess I will keep driving the 1968 Pontiac and the 1984 Oldsmobile.

Now if the cost of the replacement battery is on par with the equivalent 1000 miles of gasoline, and the battery is easily changed. Then I am still on board for the EV revolution. But at the curent costs and limitations, as good free market guy, I will pass.

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