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Posted by vaughn on March 27, 2009, 11:26 am
 


   Tell us about them when they are really available and have a real price
tag attached.  Until then, battery cost and battery life are major problems
with EVs.  Like automotive fuel cells, some technologies can remain "just
around the corner" for decades.

Vaughn



Posted by Jim Wilkins on March 27, 2009, 4:12 pm
 
wrote:

I've been in the middle of that, doing impressive demos for investors
to keep the company afloat for another quarter. We really did believe
we could make it work well and long enough to be a successful product.

Posted by vaughn on March 27, 2009, 4:18 pm
 


     I honestly wish you success with your project.  We need a useful &
economical automotive battery far more urgently than we need fuel cells.

Vaughn



Posted by Jim Wilkins on March 27, 2009, 8:12 pm
 wrote:

That project wasn't energy-related. I designed a custom IC for it only
to find that the project manager had forgotten to include a key
element in the spec. Back when I was a chemist I looked into this,
though.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium_battery

Jim Wilkins

Posted by Eeyore on March 28, 2009, 6:05 pm
 

Jim Wilkins wrote:


Unfortunately they're primary batteries. I do believe you could buy them at
one time. I haven't seen any reference to them recently though.

Graham


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