By replacing a "fixed" electrolyte/electrode chemistry with a replaceable fluid that serves as a charge carrier, electric vehicles could see a range improvement.
Cambridge Crude is a startup working on such "semi-solid" fuel cells to improve range and eliminate the need for long charge times. Putting electrons in a synthetic fuel that can be stored in a tank (comparable in driving-range capacity to gasoline tanks) and pumped at a “gas” station using existing infrastructure, the technology aims to achieve reliability rivaling that of internal-combustion engines by moving to liquid fuel the parts that wear out in batteries.
For the complete article, posted at EE Times, on what this startup company claims (as well as what it doesn't say), click here.
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