25 Oct '13, 2pm

Could a flow battery from @IllinoisTech boost electric vehicle range to 1000 miles? via @evworldeditor

Could a flow battery from @IllinoisTech boost electric vehicle range to 1000 miles? via @evworldeditor

Imagine an electric car with twice to four times the driving range of a gasoline model, yet can be refueled in a few minutes time, if you want to take a long driving trip. Even better, you can also recharge it at home overnight, saving the hassle of having to find a filling station. Sounds like a fairy tale, doesn’t it? Well, for the moment it is, but given the amount of research into ‘flow’ batteries, including a reported breakthrough at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), it could someday become a reality. A ‘flow’ battery has characteristics of a chemical battery and a fuel cell. Two electrolyte fluids, rich in metallic ions like Vandanium or chromium, exchange those ions across a membrane, generating an electric current. Once the ions have flowed across the membrane, you either replace the fluids - which can be recycled indefinitely - or you connect the car the...

Full article: http://www.evworld.com/focus.cfm?cid=181

Tweets

NREL: News - NREL to Research Revolutionary Bat...

nrel.gov 23 Oct '13, 4pm

News Release NR-5313 NREL to Research Revolutionary Battery Storage Approaches in Support of ARPA-E RANGE Program October ...

Video: New Electric builds beautiful battery-po...

green.autoblog.com 24 Oct '13, 12pm

Motors and batteries are a horrible power plant for motorboats, especially planing hulls. A motorboat uses a lot of energy...

Elon Musk says 3rd-gen Tesla prototype will be revealed in 12-18 months, offer bigger battery

Elon Musk says 3rd-gen Tesla prototype will be ...

green.autoblog.com 24 Oct '13, 12am

There is a lot of interest around the third-generation vehicle offering from Tesla Motors , and for good reason. With a po...

Nissan Tests 48 kWh Battery In Leaf

cleantechnica.com 24 Oct '13, 5am

Consumer technology is going to exist indefinitely, perhaps for as long as the human species exists. At CleanTechnica, we ...

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car: Why California Set Range Requirements, Engine Limits

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car: Why California Set Ra...

greencarreports.com 23 Oct '13, 2pm

By John Voelcker 1,107 views Oct 23, 2013 Follow John Add to circle Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 2014 B...

Nissan Leaf with double battery capacity tested in Spain's ECOseries

Nissan Leaf with double battery capacity tested...

green.autoblog.com 23 Oct '13, 4pm

Nissan pioneers zero-emission motorsport as LEAF takes to the race tracks ROLLE, Switzerland (14 October 2013) - Nissan em...

Mitsubishi Electric Hybrid SUV Goes On Sale in Europe - via @evworldeditor

Mitsubishi Electric Hybrid SUV Goes On Sale in ...

evworld.com 26 Oct '13, 3pm

Mitsubishi starts retail sales of its pioneering Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (or “PHEV”) with the first units reaching...

Putting Electric Vehicle Batteries In Car Doors: Possible But Not Practical

Putting Electric Vehicle Batteries In Car Doors...

plugincars.com 23 Oct '13, 5pm

Fitting battery cells into a carbon fiber trunk lid Volvo last week unveiled an electric car prototype, in which its batte...

Renault Kangoo van named 'Electric Vehicle of the Year,' has sold 11,000 units

Renault Kangoo van named 'Electric Vehicle of t...

green.autoblog.com 23 Oct '13, 12pm

RENAULT'S PROLIFIC KANGOO VAN Z.E. RETAINS GREENFLEET ELECTRIC TROPHY Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. proved its firepower at the ...

A123 to collaborate with SolidEnergy on a batte...

green.autoblog.com 27 Oct '13, 7pm

A123 Venture Technologies Agrees to Collaboration with MIT Start-up SolidEnergy Agreement is First Example of A123's Colla...

Ford To Partner With University Of Michigan On ...

greencarreports.com 14 Oct '13, 1pm

By John Voelcker 318 views Oct 14, 2013 Follow John Add to circle Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 2013 For...