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Ontario, Canada
Retired, but not from life.
Interests: Environmental building
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"It will take many years to go from 1X to 5X" Battery range is already good enough for the large majority of users. We only need to get to 2X to make them good for everyone. That and lower price and faster charging. All those things are happening fast. Not decades. More like 5 years. Tesla already has semis that will get over 600 miles before requiring 30 min. to charge up another 400 miles. The new chargers coming out are capable of 359Kw and more meaning as soon as the cars are capable it will take 15 min to charge.
Forget floor height. Just pull a car loaded with batteries. Arrive at destination and switch to a car with fresh batteries. All charging is done offline.
I want an Eveready Bunny car. Small, cheap, and keeps on going and going and going.....
Engineer-poet. If you don't like it, become an early adopter.
These baffles work no matter the drive train.
If the manufacturing cost is reasonable this could well begin life as a stationary storage battery. With that kind of density they should be saving on the expensive components. At 150C you also have the cogen capabilities of heating water.
All U.S. consumption does not need to be stored, there are other sources of storage than battery, most of the batteries going into cars and trucks can be V2G attached to be part of that storage.
Now, what happens to charge times at say, -30C?
"The U.S. hasn’t been able to persuade Iran’s biggest oil customer China to reduce oil purchases" Maybe if Trump wasn't attacking China with tariffs.....
"Imagine pricing the left lane of regularly congested, multi-lane roads. A lower traffic volume on the left lane would be the result. This in turn means that the flow of traffic on the right-hand lane also increases. That way, everyone benefits." I'm not seeing how people in the right lane benefit.....anyone?
Actually the really poor can't afford cars and the less poor only drive very small cars. It's the middle income that drive more miles in larger vehicles. Besides there are tax deductions that can remedy that. I think 5 years will get us EVs that are cheaper than ICEs.
You have that backwards. Building a battery for pacemakers is highly more critical than necessary than for EVs. It makes no sense to wait for that level of acceptance in order to use them in cars. Use the automotive market to prove and improve the batteries before using them in pacemakers.
China has a huge aluminum industry. They are a big part of the reason The U.S. industry has been hollowed out.
500k BEVs per year Where did you get that? 2017 saw over 1.2 million in EV sales and growth is exponential.
Home energy/heating may be a great use and keep pop and beer cans out of landfills.
Magna being a Canadian company, will the cars be available here? Magna already has manufacturing plants here. They could be at least assembled in Canada.
It depends on where it is running. Some heavy snowfalls in Canada and the Nordic countries, much of Eastern Europe etc. .
A Honda with good range would be attractive to my needs.
Musk says he will soon reduce cobalt to almost nothing in his batteries. Time to check on the progress Jeff Dahn is making.
But how do they compare on price, temperature sensitivity, lifespan, rapid charge etc?
Allow for a 500 mile round trip route with a stop for disembark, meal and embark during which there is a 1 hr. charge up, and you have a full day shift for a driver.