Because our highest priority continues, inexplicably, to be guaranteeing the 
continuation of filling stations, tankers, and pipelines.  Because they're so 
much more convenient than wires. 
    
                -Bill


> On Aug 12, 2017, at 15:39, EVDL Administrator via EV <ev@lists.evdl.org> 
> wrote:
> 
>> On 12 Aug 2017 at 11:27, Mike Beem via EV wrote:
>> 
>> https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2017/Q2/instantly-rechargeable-batter
>> y-could-change-the-future-of-electric-and-hybrid-automobiles.html
> 
> I'm not an electrochemist, but this sounds to me more like a fuel cell than 
> a battery.  Sustemic efficiency (or rather the lack of it) is typically the 
> elephant in the room with most fuel cells.
> 
> "... would enable drivers to fill up their electric or hybrid vehicles with 
> fluid electrolytes to re-energize spent battery fluids much like refueling 
> their gas tanks."
> 
> Ah.  We can end our reliance on buying automotive fuel from the oil 
> companies, and instead become reliant on buying fuel from a battery-slurry 
> company.
> 
> "The spent battery fluids or electrolyte could be collected and taken to a 
> solar farm, wind turbine installation or hydroelectric plant for re-
> charging."
> 
> It could.  Or coal, natural gas, nuclear -- you know, whatever's cheapest.
> 
> There's a lot of talk about "refueling" in the piece, but it appears that 
> the real innovation here is eliminating the fuel cell membrane.  What's not 
> addressed is who's going to build the refueling facilities and where.  It's 
> tough enough now finding places to "gas up" an HFCV or even a NGV.  This is 
> not a trivial problem.  
> 
> Not to say any of this is impossible, but as with everything else, follow 
> the money, and as far as I can tell, the big bucks are moving in other 
> directions -- or, more accurately, concentrating even more where they 
> already are.
> 
> David Roden - Akron, Ohio, USA
> EVDL Administrator
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