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Swapping is Coming [Discuss how it will be accomplished]

Discussion in 'Supercharging & Charging Infrastructure' started by Citizen-T, May 12, 2013.

  1. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

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    I've seen this repeated plenty of times, but it'd like to point out that supercaps have even worse energy density than lithium ion batteries so it doesn't make any sense to carry one in the car. The Al-Air theory makes more sense. although neither have any evidence so far of happening.

    Also 1 minute charging of the 85kWh pack requires 5.1MW of power, even 5 minutes still requires 1MW. Even supercaps are going to struggle to provide that power (the "flash charging" electric bus uses a 400kW charge via supercaps).
     
  2. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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  3. Citizen-T

    Citizen-T Active Member

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    @NigelM, as soon as we hear the final verdict on what it is and we can discuss how close we got / how far off we were I'd have no issue with you locking this thread down. =)
     
  4. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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    Can somebody sticky a link to how to watch the announcement?
     
  5. PeterW

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    I second that call
     
  6. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Just FTR, moderators try to avoid locking any threads, and this one won't be locked. But everyone has been great at keeping the post-announcement discussion in one place today - Thanks!
     

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