Msg#: 4387198 posted 3:34 am on Nov 17, 2011 (gmt 0)
Perhaps even more interesting is the effect this will have on electric automobiles. Some manufacturers make cars that get upwards of 300 miles/charge (more standard ones looking at around 150 miles/charge). If those numbers could be 1500-3000 miles per charge we are looking at serious impact to the automobile industry.
Msg#: 4387198 posted 8:49 am on Nov 17, 2011 (gmt 0)
One thing they'll have to overcome is that with ten times the power inside, the battery becomes more dangerous when a fault condition develops. An exploding Lithium battery as used in a mobile phone can already inflict serious injury. Safety will have to be even better in the future.