While these things have occurred in the past. I believe the most important
factor is the source of the claim.
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> On May 26, 2017, at 9:52 PM, Lee Hart via EV <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> EVDL Administrator via EV wrote:
>>> what would [be Goodenough's] motivation to make an outrageous or bogus
>>> claim. It is not like he is shopping his invention to venture
>> I doubt that he's doing anything like that. But all kinds of bad things can
>> nuke a promising product between the lab and the marketplace...
> Thanks David, for an excellent summary. And these are just *some* of the ways
> that promising new battery technologies have been kept from becoming
> There are many more as well! Besides the ones David mentioned, here are a few
> more examples that come to my mind: Bipolar lead-acid (Electrosource
> Horizon), nickel-cadmium (several manufacturers), nickel-zinc (Evercel),
> nickel-iron (Edison), and the zinc-chlorohydrate (Energy Development
>> The range numbers sound a lot like the Leaf's, don't they? It seems as if 20
>> years haven't really changed much in that respect, they've mostly just
>> brought the price down to affordable levels.
> The price reduction is basically the result of manufacturing large enough
> quantities. It can be argued that lithium "won" because manufacturers found
> enough customers who were willing to pay an enormous price premium (laptop
> computers). That attracted investors, and paid for the R&D and factories to
> build them. Once this had been done, the price came down so they could expand
> into other markets (EVs).
> Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more
> violent. It takes a touch of genius, and a lot of courage, to move
> in the opposite direction. -- Albert Einstein
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