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Old 03-07-2019, 04:33 PM   #5330 (permalink)
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A promising old battery technology with a fatal flaw gets a new lease of life thanks to a smart invention by Don Sadoway:
A new approach to rechargeable batteries | MIT News
Is isn't power dense but it is cheap and durable and therefore a likely candidate for grid storage.

The MIT link above is what you need to get a grasp of what's happening, but if you prefer a content free video:

It got me to search out the battery, so here goes
2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
lifetime FE over 0.17 Gmeter or 0.1 Mmile.

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