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PostSubject: IBM sponsoring 500-mile EV battery project.   Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:05 pm

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Welcome to a Laptop Battery specialist of your IBM Laptop Battery 聽聽First article by: www. laptop-battery-stores. com
In the last few years, electric vehicles have removed from a dream to the next logical step for cars or trucks. Of course, the future of EVs continues to being debated, but IBM is using its cash and influence to push to have electric vehicle battery that can carry a car 500 mileage without recharging.
500 miles is a long way, longer than most petrol engines. And while the batteries like such as IBM ThinkPad R60 Battery聽might still have to have a long charge at the end of those 500 miles (longer compared to a five-minute gasoline fill up) it will still be a tremendous advantage covering the 100 mile range associated with today's EVs.
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There are a few paths to getting surrounding this range problem. One is GM's "extended range electronic vehicle" idea, which puts a gasoline generator in the car to recharge the batteries every time they run low. Another is definitely Shai Agassi's "Better Place" model, which has battery swapping stations scattered around the country for when you need a quick re-charge.
The third and most obvious option is usually to wait for battery technology to acquire good enough to fulfill the demands of drivers. IBM, sick of waiting, is pushing this direction hard. The project is called the "Battery 500 Project" but it focuses on advanced battery chemistries that can increase the "power density" for batteries. IBM's "Big Green" project last year asked for submissions for big green ideas, and the winning submission was a "Lithium Air Battery" that is certainly what the Battery 500 Project will be focusing on.
Conceptually, lithium air batteries use lithium as the anode and oxygen as being the cathode. Because oxygen would be fed into the battery from the surrounding air, the cathode would probably, in effect, be weightless. And because oxygen is available on demand, the only limiting factor is what amount contact the battery can make with their air. That's where IBM's expertise comes in, they want to bring their high-tech, nano-scale semiconductor manufacturing experience and make use of it to dramatically increase the surface area of the anode.
IBM is estimating that it will take two years to figure out whether this technology is feasible. But even if that means it'll be five years before they hit the market, this will still become a huge breakthrough for potential storage technology. <! --INFOLINKS_OFF-->.
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