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  • Interesting Times in the Stop-Start Systems Market and the Battery Sector [View article]
    I'll let John answer for John, but my view is that they are so thin on financing. They just have so little money. They are doing the right things I believe, but its a question whether they will either develop enough revenue or raise enough capital in the time they have to survive. There's always the outside possibility they could be gobbled up.
    Sep 29, 2010. 04:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times in the Stop-Start Systems Market and the Battery Sector [View article]
    So do I John. I'm adding to my position and assume I won't have to wait 7 more years at least!
    Sep 29, 2010. 02:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Alice in EVland: 6 Impossible Things I Believe [View article]
    "The Leaf certainly will give the owner a higher status than a BMW will."I do not buy that statement. If a Leaf and a BMW were sitting side by side at a stop light the Leaf would get the greater amount of eyeball time, because the observer would be curious. But if both drivers got out of the vehicles and offered the observer either vehicle for free I feel pretty certain they would drive off in the BMW.
    Sep 29, 2010. 12:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times in the Stop-Start Systems Market and the Battery Sector [View article]
    John, does 8 cell simply mean more lead plates for increased energy? Does is require a bigger Axion electrode in the battery? How much more volume does an 8 cell version require? Is there a limit to the number of cells? Hope electrode was correct word - but you know what I mean - the Axion thing-a-ma-jig.
    Sep 28, 2010. 05:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times in the Stop-Start Systems Market and the Battery Sector [View article]
    ZBB built a pretty elaborate electrical control system for integrated power management of ZBB batteries and multiple RE sources.
    Sep 28, 2010. 01:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times in the Stop-Start Systems Market and the Battery Sector [View article]
    Can't you just stick a house full of lead-carbon batteries ala Power Cube on the grid instead? No, I do not know what I am talking about as you do - so who in the world could possibly make a house sized battery in the first place?
    Sep 28, 2010. 01:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times in the Stop-Start Systems Market and the Battery Sector [View article]
    DOE must be feeling incredibly stupid with the way the Axion-Xide grant was awarded!
    Sep 28, 2010. 01:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times in the Stop-Start Systems Market and the Battery Sector [View article]
    Another mention of lead carbon batteries, this time for grid storage in a DOE presentation: news.cnet.com/8301-111...
    Sep 28, 2010. 01:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alice in EVland: 6 Impossible Things I Believe [View article]
    Another case being made against investing in electric cars on SA today: seekingalpha.com/artic...
    Sep 28, 2010. 11:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times in the Stop-Start Systems Market and the Battery Sector [View article]
    There's a heck of a lot of fiber optics being used now - especially in lighting. Gets rid of copper and allows designers to pipe light anywhere they want - design freedom.
    Sep 28, 2010. 12:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times in the Stop-Start Systems Market and the Battery Sector [View article]
    Making me laugh. From my old crash and destructive testing days we ran locomotives in to automobiles at 50MPH to test ways of creating something on the front of the locomotive that might save people, but alas the G forces on the neck from dummy instrumentation were 280 G's. We did full scale airplane crashes. My old boss, President of the company said he would love to be in a block house at the beach during a hurricane - he just loved destruction!

    We had 20,000 frame per second cameras on the outside of the car hit by the locomotive. The shot of the cupola coming through the driver door first with the face of the locomotive behind it in slow motion was like the boat scene at the end of Jaws, followed by the simultaneous explosion of all the glass - just awesome! O to 50 MPH in milliseconds!
    Sep 27, 2010. 02:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Alice in EVland: 6 Impossible Things I Believe [View article]
    Your paranoia is incredible. I don't worry about Big Oil, but I do remain concerned about whether aliens are in freezers at Area 51. Aren't you?
    Sep 26, 2010. 11:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alice in EVland: 6 Impossible Things I Believe [View article]
    Another nice laugh comment!
    Sep 26, 2010. 11:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Cruel Realities of EV Range [View article]
    Well that's a decent conversion. As for Leaf versus 2006 Sonata crashworthiness I will wait for the crash test results. The 2006 Sonta was 5 star in every direction. The Elantra SE I drive today is 5 in front - 4 in side impact - and no idea rear impact. I downsized for better gas mileage and the fact that 100% of the time there was just myself and my girl friend in the car.

    To the Sonata's credit, although totaled, I drove it to a gas station to wait for a tow truck.
    Sep 26, 2010. 11:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Case for U.S. Listed Chinese Stocks [View article]
    I have the same question Tony Regans asked. Do you believe this problem is terminal?

    I have invested in ABAT which is highly undervalued, I currently hold CRTP, and I like what I see at GFRE. If my high opinion of these stocks are never going to be matched by US market investors then it is hopeless and they should move to some other exchange where they can get fair value.
    Sep 26, 2010. 01:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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