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Originally posted by kwakakev
That is hot. So when can we ditch these gas guzzling galoppies and get some real power happening?
Originally posted by Thill
Great bike I so want one
From what I gathered they still do not have a solution to make the energy transfer faster without melting down the batteries due to the limitations of liquid boiling points ..
Originally posted by sprocket2cog
Well thats not exactly true, the tech is in its infancy, so it is coming just slowly..
check out these links to get an idea.
"The newly cathode allows extremely fast charging and discharging to the tune of 400C for lithium-ion and 1,000C for NiMH batteries in which, ”C” is the charge (or discharge) rate where 1C equals a charge in one hour. 400C means a full charge in 1/400 of an hour. This means normal lithium-ion batteries could be recharged to 90 percent in just two minutes."
The other innovation is spray on solar cells that could make cars that charge all the time in daylight, extendind range.
edit on 15-4-2011 by sprocket2cog because: (no reason given)