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Old 04-20-2012, 11:28 AM
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http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/...attery500.html

My dad works at IBM, maybe I can ask him for the inside scoop.

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Old 04-20-2012, 11:52 AM
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No...ask for the inside discount!

Scramjet technology, wohoo!!!
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12kwh per kg ?! Holly crap! That is some huge energy density. You could have a car a range of a few thousand miles.
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12kwh per kg ?! Holly crap! That is some huge energy density. You could have a car a range of a few thousand miles.
They updated that to be the expected density of the batteries. To me, anything even remotely near that is awesome; hell, I'd be fine with 500wh/kg to start with.

Edit: One of the videos from 2009 (3 years ago) states a density of 1666wh/kg in a prototype cell. No idea what it is now...

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Anything they manage to put to market would cost an arm and a leg. You all know how that goes. Would we have any problems with current technology if an EV worthy pack cost $200? I don't think the issue is so much the technology as it is the cost. What good is 100kw per kg if a kg of batteries costs killodollars.
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A 100 kwh pack for $1000 sounds pretty good...
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