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outdoors
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Great idea, but must design replacement into the plan
outdoors   11/2/2013 1:58:50 AM
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Being a system engineering, I find a lot of great ideas that do not design repair into the equation.  I hope they either, ensure that the battery has a lifetime beyond that of the car or create a way to replace them if they go defunct before their end of life.

LeeNhan
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Trucks, buses, using 100% electric
LeeNhan   10/28/2013 6:07:02 PM
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Has anyone want to join me in researching trucks, buses, using 100% electric, no need charge , continuous operation

Duane Benson
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Re: innovative idea
Duane Benson   10/27/2013 12:16:27 AM
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I think that eventually, such technology will have to become pretty common in many battery-powered devices. Tablets could benefit from it. Phones could. And, of course, cars. Size and weight are such critical factors in many devices that the next logical step is to start building the battery into the structure.

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krisi   10/26/2013 1:32:59 PM
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Good idea...add solar panel on the roof

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prabhakar_deosthali   10/26/2013 2:13:52 AM
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Yes!  Great out of the box thinking for the box itself! If they could add solar panel kind of surface on the outside of this car body battery then this will also become a self charging battery when being driven in the sunshine!

Sanjib.A
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Re: innovative idea
Sanjib.A   10/26/2013 1:56:40 AM
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True!! This looks to be a breakthrough in the EV world. The message in the video is very convincing for me to think this to be the next big thing!! Looks like everything is an advantage...15% weight reduction resulting in lower power requirement is an added advantage. Also liked the idea of replacing the battery by the super-capacitor sheet made with carbon fiber material. The only thing not known is the cost...affordability? 

 

krisi
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innovative idea
krisi   10/24/2013 3:18:20 PM
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Finally great innovative idea in the EV world...body of the car as a battery...what a wonderful technology (when deployed)!



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