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EDN reports: Portable Power

Discussion in 'Battery Discussion' started by tonybelding, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. tonybelding

    tonybelding Active Member

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    Good summary of where battery technology now stands. . .

    http://www.edn.com/article/CA6501082.html

    The comment at the end about silver-zinc cells was interesting. A quick back-of-the-envelope calculation suggests that a Tesla Roadster designed to use them could be a 350-mile car.

    Still. . . Silver! I mean, if the cars are expensive now, just imagine putting in a few hundred pounds of silver.
     
  2. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Silver content would probably bring more unwanted notice.

    From: http://www.commuter-register.org/airbags.htm

    Stolen airbags are also becoming a problem. They are fast becoming the top item stolen from vehicles. Why? Thieves can steal an airbag in less than three minutes and sell it for a quick profit. How many airbags are stolen? Estimates vary but recently a major national airbag theft ring based in Detroit, Michigan, was allegedly responsible for moving 25,000 airbags in a year, according to authorities.

    Also the platinum in your catalytic converter get you visited:
    http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_8913.aspx
     
  3. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Yup, one of my work-mates had his cut right off his car from our parking lot one day a few months ago. Amazingly brash.
     
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