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Re: [EVDL] Hymotion & A123

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Re: [EVDL] Hymotion & A123

Two things:

If you read Tesla's site and blogs it clearly states
why they are not using A123. After reading it and
studying it I think you will have to agree that they
went the right route for now. They can quite easily
change to a different cell if they wish.

Second, read about the testing they did and what was
done independently with their battery system. They ran
the system through more than could happen in any car
accident on the road. It is safe, no question.

--- [email protected] wrote:

> That's the thing. Tesla's not using A123 cells. GM
> is. People seem to be
> getting their lines crossed between the two.
> Considering that even at this
> early stage there has been so much press coverage of
> the A123 cells, by the
> time the Volt comes out people will be asking why
> the hell Tesla is still
> using unsafe lithium cells. The pressure is going
> to really build for them
> to switch over if it hasn't already.
> -----Original Message-----
> A123 cells don't explode, mate :)
> On 9/11/07, [email protected]
> <[email protected]> wrote:
> > A blog item from mid august says they were about
> to do formal crash
> > tests. Any news on that front? Assuming these are
> simply head-on
> > crashes, they may not reveal anything, but if the
> BMS is punctured in
> > a rear-end collision I would expect an explosion
> spectacular enough to
> > fill an Iraqi carbomber with envy.
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