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larryrose11
09 June 2011, 0453
MIT Students Develop Liquid Fuel for Electric Cars:
http://gas2.org/2011/06/08/mit-students-develop-liquid-fuel-for-electric-cars/

Interesting....

larryrose11
09 June 2011, 0519
also:
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2011/05/ssfc-20110526.html

sentinel
09 June 2011, 0553
Which begs the question, how much power will we end up storing in a vehicle before it becomes too dangerous in a accident?

Warren
09 June 2011, 0623
"how much power will we end up storing in a vehicle before it becomes too dangerous in a accident?"

How about 10 gallons in a Pinto at 36.6 kWh/gallon?

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/flow-batteries-0606.html

larryrose11
09 June 2011, 0641
How about 10 gallons in a Pinto at 36.6 kWh/gallon?

Ah, history rears its ugly head!

sentinel
09 June 2011, 0709
Ahhhhh , the Pinto!! LOL

Richard230
09 June 2011, 0744
I used to own a Pinto station wagon. But mine had the 2L engine and I think the wagon was more resistant to rear-end explosions. Actually, I liked the car. It was well made (for the day) and the wagon was well designed and did a good job hauling around stuff. The only issue I had was the local Ford dealer, who would give the car an expensive suntan, instead of actually servicing the car, so I ended up performing servicing myself. (Eventually, I traded that car in for a Volvo. :o What a tank!)

chef
09 June 2011, 1155
Here's hoping that at least one of these battery improvements/replacements pulls through in the next couple years.

"the research team will work to build a working prototype by the end of 2012…just in time for the end of the world [for the oil industry]"
Fixed :D

Also linked on the OP's page - Ford Introduces Smallest Engine Ever (http://cleantechnica.com/2011/06/06/ford-introduces-smallest-engine-ever/). Maybe a good candidate for series hybrids?

podolefsky
09 June 2011, 1307
Wow. I really want this to work. Just need one more factor of 10 and it's energy equivalent to gasoline.

Mike Hoy
12 June 2011, 1210
Which begs the question, how much power will we end up storing in a vehicle before it becomes too dangerous in a accident?

It is energy that is stored, not power.

sentinel
12 June 2011, 1219
It is energy that is stored, not power.

Funny, Everyone else understood what I meant... You must be a riot at the local party....