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A major shift from gasoline-powered to affordable electric vehicles feels tantalizingly close, but the battery technology that could make it happen still needs to catch up to its own hype. Although luxury-car maker Tesla is banking on lithium-ion to power future generations of electric vehicles, others are taking a chance on promising new approaches, according an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society.
How long does it take to build a battery? Build five different types and test them out.
originally posted by: ChefSlug
Soon the cost of transportation is going to plummet. People will more around more. Goods will cost less and be delivered to more places.
Tomorrow, the world will be a better place. and i'll have an electric jeep
originally posted by: doompornjunkie
a reply to: ChefSlug
Battery power is getting insane! I use a Sony battery in my e-cig, has 35amp continuous output with 100amps peaks. We are definitely getting there, but hit me up when they can replicate the takeoff of my Audi TT RS with batteries!
originally posted by: CAPT PROTON
So, why don't they put serpentine belts on eletric motors that drive a few AC alternators to recharge a bank of batteries?
Electric engines have way more torque than a gas motor, and if a gas motor can turn a serpentine belt with no problem, then
an electric motor could easily do this. Even if you couldn't recharge a bank of batteries up all the way while driving, any extra
power regenerated could extend the driving range. This is certainly more logical than regenerative braking, since you drive more than you brake.
I'm sure someone with Aspergers will come and tell me why this can't happen. But show me where someone has tried it, before replying it won't work.