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Article: "Tesla Patents Next-Gen Electric Car Battery that Gets 400 Miles on a Single

Discussion in 'Battery Discussion' started by ecarfan, Apr 12, 2015.

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  1. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    I suspect this article gets a lot of things wrong, and may be completely incorrect. I am not aware of any reliable information indicating that Tesla is pursuing a battery design as described in this article, but perhaps they are.

    Tesla Patents Next-Gen Electric Car Battery that Gets 400 Miles on a Single Charge | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
    Tesla Patents Next-Gen Electric Car Battery that Gets 400 Miles on a Single Charge | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
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    That's interesting. I would expect a metal air battery to be used as a "range extender" rather than it be described as a "hybrid." And you have to replace the battery after you've used it...because you can't "recharge" metal air batteries as the term is used for current EV batteries.

    Tesla would need a way of installing and removing these batteries...conveniently.
     
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    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    Is this just the rehash of the hybrid battery idea?
     
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    The article is dated Sept of 2013. I remember seeing it then. So old, I doubt there's anything to it.
     
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    Sorry, I missed seeing the publication date. Tiny font size.
    Thanks.
     

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