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Title    Electric Car, With Light Aluminium-Air Battery, Travels 1,100 Miles on a Single Charge
Date    Friday December 11 2015, @10:26AM
Author    CoolHand
Topic   
from the coming-soon-to-a-vehicle-near-you dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=15/12/10/1958248

"exec" writes:

An electric car has been tested that managed a huge 1,100 mile range on a single charge. A massive jump from current electric cars.

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/129419-electric-car-with-light-aluminium-air-battery-travels-1-100-miles-on-a-single-charge-take-note-tesla

-- submitted from IRC

An electric car has been tested that managed a huge 1,100 mile range on a single charge. A massive jump from current electric cars like the Tesla Model S which tops out at around 300 miles.

The secret to this super range is a type of battery technology called aluminium-air. This uses oxygen naturally occurring in the air to fill its cathode. This makes it far lighter than liquid filled lithium-ion batteries to give car a far greater range.

Phinergy, who created the battery, is an Israeli company who worked with aluminium specialist Alcoa Canada to create the batteries.

[...] Aluminium-air batteries drain turning the metal into aluminium hydroxide which can then be recycled to make new batteries. That will mean swapping out batteries every few months. But since it's so much lighter and cheaper than current efforts it should offer huge mileage and be affordable.

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