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New invention to increase range of Teslas

Discussion in 'Battery Discussion' started by Ciaopec, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. bkp_duke

    bkp_duke Member

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    I'm skeptical until I see a proof-of-concept demonstration.

    However, I would gladly welcome 70% more range.
     
  2. AndreN

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    It sounds like she's saying the 70% greater range comes from the ability to remove the liquid cooling and make the cells that much larger. But that means the pack would cost more, not less, since it would have 70% more cell material to produce 70% more kWh of capacity. Is there some reason her cells would somehow be half the cost of Gigafactory cells? And that's ignoring any issues about diminished cell lifetime or performance due to being too hot or cold.
     
  3. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    ciaopec = "see ya OPEC" or just a coincidence?
     
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    #5 BluestarE3, Jul 29, 2016
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    Interesting that her company would team up with Fiat-Chrysler, whose CEO is so openly dismissive of EVs. If their battery technology is so promising, you'd think they would pursue alliances with the likes of Tesla, GM, Nissan, Ford, or BMW.
     
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    When I try to access the link given by the OP I get an error message: "Error 503 Service Unavailable"

    But if the idea is as you describe, then it sounds irrational.
     
  6. Ciaopec

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    That was the "vision"; in reality it seems to get lost. But thanks for noticing!

    Now "GAS X" (gas relief!) I hope is easily understandable:)
     
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