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Posted by Rob on September 10, 2008, 9:41 pm
On Sep 8, 11:07pm, maur...@tpg.com.au (Mauried) wrote:

I had never heard of theis battery before. Requirine a 270C temp
reduces functionality quite a bit , I would imagine.

Posted by Eeyore on September 10, 2008, 10:20 pm

Rob wrote:

They've been round a while. Never caught on much for the reasons you suggest.


Posted by Mauried on September 9, 2008, 4:18 am

This article may be of some help.

Note that the cars in this project are using 25 KWH Zebra batteries,
and getting 150 KMs range.

I have had no success getting any prices for Zebra batteries.

I would abandon the idea of using batteries of any type and instead
look at something like

Methanol Fuel Cells.

Batteries, no matter what sort , are simply too heavy.

Posted by Rob on September 10, 2008, 9:43 pm
 On Sep 8, 11:18pm, maur...@tpg.com.au (Mauried) wrote:

The problem with fuel cells is that you have to have a battery to
provide the power for sudden demands for additional current. Fuel
cells produce at a constant rate. SO even with a cell you still would
need a battery.

Posted by Eeyore on September 10, 2008, 10:21 pm

Rob wrote:

Another nail in the hydrogen coffin.


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