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7/19/2011 02:40 PM EDT
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R_Colin_Johnson
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re: Car battery in a bottle aims to obsolete gasoline
R_Colin_Johnson   8/10/2011 4:35:50 PM
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Yes, there will be two tanks. One for new fuel and one for spent fuel, which will be recharged and pumped again.

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Tunrayo   8/1/2011 1:39:49 PM
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I think we are still a long way from saying bye bye to OPEC. Besides what happens to the over a million people that depend on the various oil industries? Another financial meltdown?

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ReneCardenas   7/29/2011 9:12:20 PM
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And not to mention the hazards of spills... scary.

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DF0   7/27/2011 4:54:15 PM
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Agreed. I'd say that today, the expected service life of a car should be around 250,000 miles.

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wilber_xbox   7/27/2011 11:31:43 AM
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anyway sound interesting and new to me. most of the technological breakthrough are old only the implementation at the affordable rate is difficult.

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cdhmanning   7/27/2011 1:05:37 AM
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Correct. There are two electrolytes, therefore 4 tanks.

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cdhmanning   7/27/2011 1:04:22 AM
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You're still left with the problem of where the power comes from. While EV is a fringe technology it is easy to have a few running about. But if 20% of cars were replaced with EVs you'd need to find a lot more electricity than is available now. Most countries don't have surplus electrical generation and indeed many already have a shortage.

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Code Monkey   7/26/2011 3:28:00 PM
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There are also huge methane hydrate deposits in deep ocean, which could run Bloom fuel cells if mined and brought to the surface.

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ReneCardenas   7/25/2011 9:11:05 PM
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I hate to be so pessimistic when it comes to new energy sources, but I do not see the viability /benefit of a recharging system that requires interchange of an energy storage vessel. Would anyone feel safe with energy tanks that may present a safety hazard? The mechanism that would allow a quick interchange, would be very likely the failure mechanism during collision.

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Robotics Developer   7/25/2011 8:08:36 PM
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Perhaps, they could add the home charger option to the batteries and recharge the fluid at home / office? I wonder what the cost is and the lifetime (cycles of charge/discharge of the fuel)?

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