26 Aug '11, 2pm

This is just fascinating: #Fox News vs. Chevy #Volt

GM has developed a new engineering platform to accommodate alternative forms of energy storage technology. The first operational platform appears to be the Chevy Volt. Eventually greater performance with better value for customers should happen as the alternative energy storage research continues. Similar advanced energy storage research is underway in Europe. In Berlin a group of young physicist engineers have invented a high capacity Solid-State energy storage system. Their invention, nicknamed the "Hummingbird", reportedly has 97% energy storage efficiency. An energy storage technology that's useful in other industrial applications as well as transportation. Several all-electric Audi A-2s equipped with the "Hummingbird" are already on the roads of Germany this summer (2011) undergoing validation testing. They're reportedly driving 280+ miles on a single charge! This is ...

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