[LINK] Standards, please! The third coming of electric vehicles
kauer at biplane.com.au
Fri Apr 20 21:11:59 EST 2012
On Fri, 2012-04-20 at 19:42 +1000, David Boxall wrote:
> > ... all of which are AT LEAST a decade away, and more probably two
> > or three decades away. ...
"Nonsense", as a counter-argument, really doesn't cut it.
> He was gone before I registered what he'd said and I haven't had an
> opportunity to enquire further of him. From a couple of mechanics (who
> aren't expert in the field), I gather there are problems with the
> toxicity of the power source.
Hm. Since they are generally just lead-acid technology, he would
presumably have the same issue with an ordinary FFV today. Which is
entirely possible - batteries are indeed pretty toxic. Like petrol and
There are other battery types, and as far as I know all have been
deployed in other common-or-garden roles. There's a molten electrolytic
salt technology around that is completely non-toxic, I seem to recall.
> As toxic techno-baubles become more common, I've no doubt we'll find
> out the truth.
They could hardly become *more* common. Our cities are full of them.
Sadly there are very few EVs out there competing with them yet.
Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)
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