[FoRK] Redox battery for EVs is recharged in minutes through electrolyte exchange

Ken Ganshirt @ Yahoo ken_ganshirt at yahoo.ca
Thu Oct 22 19:50:35 PDT 2009


--- On Thu, 10/22/09, Damien Morton <dmorton at bitfurnace.com> wrote:

> 
> I estimate that switching to this remarkable new mode of transportation
> could save anywhere from 10 - 90% of the United State's oil
> consumption in the transport sector.
> 

The capex alone for the infrastructure build for any significant portion of the continent would be outrageous. Who foots that bill? 

Then add in the resource cost (the real costs that never get included in the capex) for the infrastructure. You would have to reduce energy consumption for the distances traveled per capita into the negative just to break even.

One solution to vehicle energy consumption - speaking of wild ideas - is just stop building cars. Roughly half the energy consumption of any new vehicle is incurred before it rolls a wheel off the dealer's lot.

         ...ken...


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