Electric car range could triple with silicon-graphene breakthrough in lithium batteri

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    Electric car range could triple with silicon-graphene breakthrough in lithium batteries
    Electric car range could triple with silicon-graphene breakthrough in lithium batteries


    Now this could break the electric car into the market without the government.
     
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    Theirs is not the only battery energy density breakthrough in the works.
     
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    In a few years? Wow, that's great. I wonder how many of Obama's "green energy" companies are going to go bankrupt during that time...............
     
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    GM could possibly go bankrupt?

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    No.

    Some companies are too big to fail.
     
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    If this is true electric cars won't need the government to make it in the market.
     
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    At present, the only thing holding back the EV is battery cost and range. Either of these developments, if they can mass manufacture them, would solve that problem. An example of just how critical this is, the Calbattery would make the Ford C-Max Enegi have an electric range of 60 miles, before one had to kick in the gas powered hybrid drive. That means for almost all drivers, that only when they were taking trips would they have to use gasoline.

    The combination of a much less expensive battery and much cheaper, lighter solar panels would make the average homeowner far less dependent on the power and petroleum companies.
     
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    "The only thing holding back the electric vehicle is battery cost and range."
    Ransom Olds, 1899

    "The only thing holding back the electric vehicle is battery cost and range."
    Henry Ford, 1912

    "The only thing holding back the electric vehicle is battery cost and range."
    Ferdinand Porsche, 1930

    "The only thing holding back the electric vehicle is battery cost and range."
    Preston Tucker, 1948

    "The only thing holding back the electric vehicle is battery cost and range."
    Ralph Nader, 1966

    "The only thing holding back the electric vehicle is battery cost and range."
    Soichiro Honda, 1976

    "The only thing holding back the electric vehicle is battery cost and range."
    John DeLorean, 1982

    "The only thing holding back the electric vehicle is battery cost and range."
    Toyota Motor Corporation, 1998

    "The only thing holding back the electric vehicle is battery cost and range."
    Nissan Motor Company, 2005

    "The only thing holding back the electric vehicle is battery cost and range."
    Tesla Motors, 2010
     
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    And the batteries keep getting lighter and more powerful every year.
    Production costs will come down when they go into mass production.
    Right now China leads the world in battery production.
     
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    Me and Romney support R@D. This is just that.

    The free market when it's ready will go forward.
     

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