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Originally Posted by All Darc View Post
-No cobalt, no rare things. That's why it will be (in theory) much cheaper, specially the ones made with sodium.
Tesla already has cobalt down to 3% in their batteries, so it isn't a huge expense for them.

Is that real? If so, it's worth the crash to be proven invincible.

-The capacity increase, according the articles and interviews of Maria Helena Braga, was due a gradual polarization of electrolyte (along cycles) acting as supercapacitor. B
That doesn't sound right at all. Supercapacitors work by storing static electricity on an enormous surface area. Their capacity doesn't increase after many cycles, at least not by 6x. Furthermore, they store a fraction of the energy that chemicals can.

I need to have the principle function of the battery explained in layman's terms. There are only 2 ways that it could possibly store energy; as potential chemical reactants, or as a static charge.
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