Friday, June 7, 2013 6:23:41 AM
In reality, the only advantage you'd get for cars with this battery would be weight reduction in a pure track-only drag racer with a range of a mile or so. Or, if they do SCE (long duration) instead of SCR (low internal resistance,) it can power my new flying car...
Thursday, June 6, 2013 8:21:33 PM
The larger your battery is (the further your range) the less power it takes per unit of volume of battery to deliver a given total. If your battery is adequately sized, you don't NEED 100C+ discharge rates.
My favourite EV example serves for this as well - White Zombie. It`s a road legal car with a range of about 100 miles of normal driving, including extra charge gained from regenerative braking. It also does 0-60mph in 1.8s, using current Li-ion batteries. The mass market doesn`t need anything like that much power, let alone 2000 times as much. You couldn`t apply it, anyway, or anything like it.
In reality, the only advantage you`d get for cars with this battery would be weight reduction in a pure track-only drag racer with a range of a mile or so.