Discussion in 'PSN General' started by dmcallis, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. dmcallis

    dmcallis Licensed Racer

    Not too bad. $13000 home-built/rebuilt car doing reasonable highway speeds on real roads. i.e. not hypermileing...

    was purpose built, so not a daily-driver by any means (it's gutted....)

    Getting there though. If solid-state lithium batteries do live up to the promise over the lithium-ion batteries (double the energy density, double the charge per weight and being IMPOSSIBLE to make them burn (Note 7, looking at you, etc.)) we could be looking at 450-500 mile-per-charge factory cars. Solid lithium batteries charge faster too, a lot faster. And are a lot easier to produce than Graphine...
    So then cars like this would be doing 1200 miles instead of kilometers... without "breaking a sweat."

    As I said, the tech is getting there...
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  2. MasterGT

    MasterGT Moderator Staff Member

    Backyard techies were working on electric cars back in the 1970s. Imagine where we would be if the manufacturers were also working continuously on the technology through to today.
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  3. nuTTTz

    nuTTTz Administrator Staff Member

    Continuation of the GM EV program alone would have seen us further ahead than we are now.
  4. MasterGT

    MasterGT Moderator Staff Member

    The electric RAV4 also was ended short, but these were both false starts headed toward hybrids, not electrics.

    Shortsighted moves.
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