30 Aug '13, 1pm

Are Smaller, Better Sensors The Key To Cutting Electric-Car Battery Cost?

Fiber optic battery sensors remove that large slice of the unknown. They aren't electrically conductive, so can be embedded within cells without affecting the battery's performance. By monitoring temperature, chemical composition, mechanical strain, voltages at each electrode, batteries could be run much closer to their limits with safety. Cost wouldn't increase much either--around five percent, and that would be offset by being able to make the packs smaller.

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1086619_are-smaller-b...

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hackaday.com 29 Aug '13, 7pm

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greenbiz.com 23 Aug '13, 1pm

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Detroit Electric Car Delayed Indefinitely

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cleantechnica.com 01 Sep '13, 9pm

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2015 Toyota Prius: Next Hybrid Aims For 55 MPG,...

greencarreports.com 28 Aug '13, 7pm

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