Lithium air Battery with 500 Mile range

Seasoned Oak Posted By Seasoned Oak, Apr 23, 2012 at 4:56 PM

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    Sounds nice... check back in 10 years I suppose. Lots of exciting technology that might (or might not) be there in 10 years though... I'm glad that engineers are getting funding to chase down multiple possible solutions, just hard to get too excited about any one at this point.
     
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    Hydrogen fuel cells were just arround the corner...in 1958.
    Ten years isn't so long to wait for a 500 mile battery.
     
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    THey claim the technology is proven, so i dont know why the long rollout unless they (IBM) want to pull a fast one and not disclose just how promising this tech really is to throw off competition.
     
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    "Proven" and "Market Ready" aren't exactly the same thing... may be many reasons that it can't be put into mass production for public use including economies of scale (simply too expensive to manufacture), stability and/or safety or environmental impact concerns.
     
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    What Slow1 said. make a gram of the stuff and extrapolate the results to 500 miles. Now make 100 million pounds. Different operation altogether.
     

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