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500 miles of range, with one minute charge time, huh? What do you do, park it directly under a lightning storm? I'm too lazy to do the math, but pretty sure that's the only source that would provide the kWs required to fill 170-odd kWh battery in 1 minute.

Fisker claims solid-state battery ‘breakthrough’ for electric cars with ‘500 miles range and 1 min charging’

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Exciting even if we have to wait for a few years before solid electrolyte batteries are a commercial reality. Even then, we'll still need to solve the charging problem -- it's fine to claim that it has "twice the range of li-ion batteries and is capable of recharging in minutes," but we have not yet come up with a good solution for safely sending hundreds of kW of power to a vehicle in a fashion that doesn't require humans to handle very thick wires and unwieldy plugs.

Ultrafast-Charging Solid-State EV Batteries Around The Corner, Toyota Confirms

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Good, because the physics says it is just never going to be worth the added weight and cost.



Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk virtually kills the possibility of a solar roof option

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Holy cow, 350 kW. How is that cable thick enough to safely push nearly 900 Amps through it?

I mean, yay if true! This means about 400 km of range in 15 minutes (in a 100 kWh battery car). That said, imagine the spiky load it would produce on the grid. It's the kind of thing you imagine working only when coupled with a local grid storage battery that is trickle charged in-between.


Porsche installs first ultra-fast 350 kW EV charging station

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Tesla Model X officially becomes highest safety rated SUV (by significant margin) with 5-star rating in every safety category

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Ooh, membrane-free flow battery. No details in the article, though, so take with plenty of due skepticism -- or, at least, reserved excitement.
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I predict that the current generation of 300km+ range electric vehicles are going to be the death of great many suburban gas stations, which in turn is going to even further drive suburban EV adoption.
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