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  • Anti-Hype In Lithium-Ion Batteries Foretells Doom For Electric Cars [View article]
    Unless you live in Texas, where you can now get free, zero carbon, electricity over night.
    http://bit.ly/MexOW3
    That changes both the emissions and economics profile for EV ownership.
    Jun 1 08:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Anti-Hype In Lithium-Ion Batteries Foretells Doom For Electric Cars [View article]
    I just read an article about ionic electrolytes for improving capacitors and batteries:
    http://bit.ly/LJzm4x

    "Ionic liquids are normally expensive to produce, but Boulder Ionics is developing a cheaper manufacturing process."
    May 31 09:38 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Anti-Hype In Lithium-Ion Batteries Foretells Doom For Electric Cars [View article]
    "Besides, finding someplace to put 7,000 AA cell batteries is a challenge in and of itself."

    A challenge which Tesla met quite well by placing them in a flat pack under the floor in the Model S. 18650 cells are also larger than AA cells.
    May 31 09:28 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Anti-Hype In Lithium-Ion Batteries Foretells Doom For Electric Cars [View article]
    I'll somewhat agree with Petersen here, we won't be seeing a 500 mile EV at an affordable price for most for a long time, if ever. On the other hand we don't need to. 200-300 mile affordable EV's with the growing charging infrastructure make EV's quite practical for most people and could happen within 5-10 years.
    May 31 09:24 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Anti-Hype In Lithium-Ion Batteries Foretells Doom For Electric Cars [View article]
    Saying we need to reduce our oil consumption is not the same thing as using no oil and not living a modern lifestyle, nor does it mean great sacrifice. I prefer heating my home with wood that I cut and split myself. Yes it's "harder" than pushing a switch to turn on a furnace but it saves me a lot of money, saves hundreds of gallons of oil each year, and keeps me in shape without having to pay for a gym membership. I guess it doesn't fit with "modern industrial life in America", but there are plenty of aspects of "modern" life that simply aren't that great, look at the obesity problems from an "easy" life with access to cheap excessive calories.
    May 31 09:18 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Anti-Hype In Lithium-Ion Batteries Foretells Doom For Electric Cars [View article]
    "...your EV on coal"

    Actually with more coal plants shutting down I'd think you are more likely to be using NG than coal these days and in the coming years.
    http://bit.ly/LYVIRF
    Your "coal" argument loses power every day, literally.
    May 31 09:01 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stop-Start Realities And EV Fantasies [View article]
    Coy, who me?
    Since I can't provide 100% proof of current recycling efforts I will no longer state that the companies that claim to be doing it are in fact doing it.
    May 31 08:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stop-Start Realities And EV Fantasies [View article]
    I'm guessing heat. People who live in hot climates seem to go through lead acid batteries quite quickly. You and I in the north, not so much.
    May 30 09:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Stop-Start Realities And EV Fantasies [View article]
    Lack of publicly available information for privately held companies means they don't actually exist I guess. They probably just have websites but aren't really doing anything. My mistake.
    May 30 09:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stop-Start Realities And EV Fantasies [View article]
    DRich, you're probably right, none of the companies that are claiming to recycle lithium chemistry are actually doing it, it's just a PR move. Nothing to see here, can't be done, move along.
    May 30 08:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Anti-Hype In Lithium-Ion Batteries Foretells Doom For Electric Cars [View article]
    Pretty good data showing why Tesla's cells will last longer than those tested. Tesla limits charge voltage, Tesla limits discharge depth, Roadster owners will rarely deeply discharge the cells, and the Roadster cells live in a tightly controlled temperature environment.
    May 29 09:14 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Anti-Hype In Lithium-Ion Batteries Foretells Doom For Electric Cars [View article]
    http://bit.ly/KFSTF2
    200,000km. Don't know if it's the original pack or not.
    May 29 09:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Stop-Start Realities And EV Fantasies [View article]
    Regenerative "brakes" requires a larger battery and a generator. Electric steering already exists. None of which will help highway mileage improve.
    May 29 07:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stop-Start Realities And EV Fantasies [View article]
    Wait, you mean there are no plants that only recycle a non existent product, used EV packs? I'm shocked. I mean why is there not a fully realized infrastructure for a product that won't be recycled in volume for another 15-20 years?
    May 29 07:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stop-Start Realities And EV Fantasies [View article]
    "We recycle all battery types, anywhere in the U.S."

    http://bit.ly/LcFxyJ

    I don't know what else to tell you.
    May 29 07:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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