Monday, September 24, 2007

CNET article

Interesting article concerning the EEStor and Zenn motor relationship. Essentially, the article states a delay in production is occurring...which is interesting because anything that's that close to production is way past the prototype phase.

http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9770849-7.html

2 comments:

HJ said...

This delay may having nothing to do with prototypes. It could be a delay in setting up production. It's not unusal especially for a startup.

auntiegrav said...

I'm a little wary of someone putting 15KWH of electricity in their car in 'minutes'. If we extrapolate that to 5 minutes, for example, that is 180 KW, or, at 120 volts, about 1500 Amps. I can't imagine that would be 'safe' in any context of the word, especially thinking that Buffy the teenage wonderdoll is going to be doing the plugging in.
I see serious infrastructure problems there. Better to stop trying to replace gasoline and let people charge their cars overnight. I think GM had a good idea with the EV inductive paddle system. To transfer 1500 amps inductively, you might just melt a hole in the car pretty fast.