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From Classic Driver:

So how does it work? Quite complicatedly, as it turns out. Essentially, each wheel has its own electric motor, drawing power from a central ‘Nanoflowcell’, a new chemical battery system capable of storing and releasing electrical energy at extremely high densities. Allegedly, the technology is a ‘beacon of hope’ for the future of electric transport, owing to its compact, powerful and effective nature. It will also charge much more quickly than conventional batteries. The figures speak for themselves – 217mph, 0-60mph in 2.8sec and a range of over 600km.

Source: Classic Driver

Category: Technology, Weekend

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4 Responses to “Quant’s e-Sportlimousine: Electric Revolution”

  1. VennData says:

    Good thing Bush gutted every alt. energy vehicle initiative save fuel cells (which are not even close and good thing Reagan ripped the solar panels off the roof of the White House.)

    Or we’d be a lot farther along.

    We need a President Cruz and Vice President Christie to stop Tesla and focus a on lower fuel emmisions standards.

    • WallaWalla says:

      Politics aside, the technology in this car surely comes from decades of publicly funded fuel cell research. The Nanoflowcell tech touted here is merely a fuel cell after all. If the new fuel cells are everything they’re claimed to be, then this could be a significant breakthrough.

      Then again, the underlying physical processes in this tech have not been evaluated by a peer-reviewed journal. It’s anybody’s guess if this tech is actually feasible. If so however, this tech will have a wide array applications.

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  3. DeDude says:

    Sure keep politics out and instead look at policy. Because it is not about the specific party in power but about whether the philosophy and strategy pursued by leaders is helping or hurting progress.

    Some people advocate that government should stay completely out of everything (except wars and law enforcement) and leave technological progress in the hands of private enterprise and market forces. If those people had been in power all of the past 40 years, then this car and the underlying technology would not exist. The private sector would never fund a department full of scientists who dream up and then begin developing some crazy ideas (95% of which turns out “nothing”) if only once in a decade that department turn out a real commercially viable break-through (and only one in a 100 of those are truly revolutionary). In the private sector with its laser-focus on next quarter profits, that kind of long-term high-risk investment simply does not fly, even if the statistics may show that in the very long run it would be highly profitable.

    Every time in the past 40 years when the “government shouldn’t pick winners” (except for oil) types have been in power, the progress towards an alternative to fossil fuel has taken a hit with inadequate resources or outright obstruction. I have no doubt that technologies that only now are making it into the commercial pipeline would have been there years ago if we had gone full speed all the time. I am also sure that many better technologies and approaches died with the career of their creators because we failed to invest in their initial exploration. Every member of peer-review panels I have talked with say that they turn away at least twice as many great worthwhile proposals as they fund.

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