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Eestor to prove Chevy Volt obsolete before launch?

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posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 11:08 PM
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Eestor to prove Chevy Volt obsolete before launch?


tech.blorge.com

That’s quite a bold statement — here are some of the specifics that Eestor is claiming: the ultracapacitor and battery unit would fully charge in a few minutes, power a car for nearly 250 miles of regular use and weigh less than 10% of the lead-acid batteries currently in most cars, all for about the same cost.
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posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 11:08 PM
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Eestor's ultra-capacitor will power a car for nearly 250 miles and yet the Chevy volt's lithium-ion batteries will power it for only 40 miles. If this is true then this could be the breakthrough needed to completely revolutionize the auto industry. Let's just hope that this technology isn't suppressed like so many others before it. Anyone else worried that US defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp is tied to this company?

tech.blorge.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 2-7-2008 by privacyisfreedom]



posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 11:13 PM
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It won't be obsolete until Eestor can actually get one of these into a production car. Sadly, even if it is true, I doubt we will see it happen anytime soon. It just sounds too beneficial for the consumer.



posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 11:20 PM
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EEStor has said it expects its technology to be commercially ready within six months.


According to this article the ultra-capacitors are supposed to be commercially ready within 6 months. Let's hope they're right.



posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 11:31 PM
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Yet more potentially great news, yet isn't it telling that the reaction is almost always "let's hope it gets out".

To steal some marketing: JUST DO IT



posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 11:41 PM
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Originally posted by privacyisfreedom
Anyone else worried that US defense contractor Lockhead Motor Corp is tied to this company?

Why would you be worried that Lockheed is tied to Eestor?



posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 02:20 AM
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Sorry for the typo. I just copy and pasted the company name from the article. It should say Lockheed Martin.

The reason I'm worried about that alliance is that Lockheed Martin is a US defense contractor and they currently have an exclusive license with Eestor to use their ultra-capacitors in homeland security applications. So what's to prevent them from declaring this technology off-limits to other companies for commercial applications. If it's being used in homeland security applications it's bound to be used in some top-secret devices and they may decide that it's a security risk for other companies or countries to possess this technology. It just worries me that a US defense contractor is involved with Eestor.

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posted on Jul, 4 2008 @ 05:14 AM
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Expecting the testing anyday now. There is a Canandian Company "Zenn Motor Company (traded as ZNN on Toronto Venture Exchange)" that owns the distribution rights for the ultracapacitor in electric car use. The company has doubled in price in recent weeks, and the volume on the stock has picked up dramatically, which leads many to believe that an announcement is very soon coming.



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