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Sugar vs Lithium 10x more power and duration

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by TitanP90D, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. TitanP90D

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    So just taking a quick look at the state of battery tech. There is already a discovery that would be a vast improvement to the Tesla line although it would be kind of odd and somewhat "Back to the Future 'esq" to pour gatorade into your Tesla.

    Sugar batteries have shown to last 10x longer than equal size Lithium ion batteries and some reports say 10x some say 15x more powerful.

    New Sugar Battery is 10x More Powerful than Lithium-Ion Batteries | TechFaster

    Bio-Batteries Powered by Sugar - YouTube


    So just on weight savings alone with 1/10th the battery weight for equal range. Not sure how much of the current 1,200lb battery is due to the 7,000 lithium batteries.

    Even if it were 500 to 600 lbs that would make a considerable performance difference.
     
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    That article is nearly 2 years old.
     
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    And here I didn't think my car could get any sweeter!:rolleyes:
     
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    #4 Lex, Oct 8, 2015
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    First you get the sugar,

    then you get the power,

    then you get the women.

    - Homer Simpson

     
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    What if you're on a diet? Can we use Splenda?
     
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    According to the video it's not a battery but rather a fuel cell that uses sugar instead of hydrogen as feed stock.
     
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    #7 TitanP90D, Oct 8, 2015
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    hahhaha oh man

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    There is also a Lithium style version.
    This one is a bit more recent.. also looks like Virginia Tech is working on this.
    http://www.jamesdysonaward.org/projects/sugar-battery/
     
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    #8 Pete90D, Oct 8, 2015
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    Brawndo is the future... because it has electrolytes and that's what plants crave

     
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    New battery technology is rife with vaporware. There will be no revolution in battery storage, only steady evolution. Don't forget batteries have been around since before the car.
     

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