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Old 11-25-2009, 10:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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From the "more money than brains" dept.: Porsche 12v Lithium starting battery - $2900


image source: Green Car Congress: Porsche Offers Li-ion Starter Battery Option

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Porsche will offer a lithium-ion starter battery option—the first automaker to do so—as of January 2010 for the 911 GT3, 911 GT 3 RS, and Boxster Spyder. Weighing less than 6 kg (13 lb), the new battery is more than 10 kg or 22 (lb) lighter than a conventional 60 Ah lead battery.
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe that's Li-ion and not SLA.

A few dozen of those would really be nice for a plug in hybrid!
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I meant for Starting, Lights & Accessories. But I could see how it's confusing. I'll take it out of the title.
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Braille already makes a 6lb AGM battery, and it's only $140. So this really is more money than brains.


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Spend $2900 to save 10 kgs?
Ah no thanks.
I'll save it some other way.

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Old 11-25-2009, 07:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I meant for Starting, Lights & Accessories. But I could see how it's confusing. I'll take it out of the title.
I've always known "SLA" to mean sealed lead-acid when refering to batteries. But I'm easily confused anyway...
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Enginer makes an equivalent that weighs the same but costs less than 1/10 the price and has more capacity.
Lithium-ion Batteries | Enginer | Hybrid Plug In, Plugin
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I believe that's Li-ion and not SLA.
I was wrong twice!

It's "SLI" --- for starting, lights & ignition. It's right there in the linked article.
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But it doesn't say "Porsche" on it.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Nifty, I'd never buy it, but if you have ever been to SEMA, you know there is a market for stuff like this.

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