Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I'm getting emails at my designated email box, email@example.com, saying there's a new EEStor patent out there, no, there's not one, back and forth, etc. Honestly, I can't figure it out, so if anyone wants to air it out, here's the new thread to do so.
Well now, this is certainly strange. Venturebeat.com has an article out today covering some recipients (Aptera and ActaCell) of investment from google.org's RechargeIT program. Since ActaCell is a competitor to EEStor, this blog was mentioned in reference to it's author. :-) See also, Cryptagon.com's link. To satisfy previous criticisms of this blog's form, I've decided to interview the blogger in question to uncover any additional facts regarding the story.
B: You sir, are you the mystery EEStor blogger that's receiving so many new inbound links here?
B: No Comment.
B: No comment?!! But this is important! The good people of earth who read this blog rely on it to learn previously unlearn-able information regarding EEStor. It's not enough to merely provide this information, everyone's complete curiosity must be completely satisfied especially if you can walk them through exactly how to replicate an EESU or make an investment decision concerning Zenn Motor. Now talk, sir!
B: Next question.
B: Stop laughing as you are typing, sir! Don't you have anything to say for yourself?
B: Actually yes, I'm glad we finally get to have a conversation like this in a public setting. I've always hated sneaking around out of earshot.
B: Well, how will you react if mrjerry or richterm or marcus do not approve of this latest posting?
B: I never read the comments of this blog. Who are they?
An alert reader/commentator on this blog uncovered some material he believes shows that EEStor prototypes exist...with permittivity tests to boot. Thanks Jay. Jay found this WIPO patent from 2006 and used it to create this spreadsheet showing permittivity data.
I was thinking about the future of this blog this morning and trying to figure out how much time I'll be able to spend on it. As a function of that, I started visiting some of the sponsors I get from Adsense. I came across the Electric Maxi-Scooter made by Vectrix, an American company. I'm not a motorcycle or scooter person but the specs on this electric scooter are pretty sweet for current battery technology, 60 mph top speed and 65mile range, charges in 2hrs. I think it will be interesting to assess the impact an EEStor EESU would have on a vehicle like this and in general all products that come out where EEStor could have an impact. In this case, Maxi uses a Nickel Metal Hydride battery. Help me with the science here, Mr. or Mrs Reader, but utilizing the EEStor chart, it looks like if the Maxi were switched to an EESU, it's battery would weigh 5 times less, be 4 times smaller, charge of course 10 times faster and cost half as much. So I guess if range were the optimal desire, then a Maxi with the same footprint EESU, could travel 260miles. Just what is needed in Beijing, if you've ever heard of the smog there.
In any case, as EEStor drops it's stealth, it will be interesting to profile how it's technology could start coming into our lives. I know right now that is an upsetting idea for some readers who worry that EEStor's technology will never materialize but just stay tuned.
Thanks to Tom Villar for helping me organize and submit the questions YOU ASKED to EEStor. I sent them over this morning after speaking with EEStor again yesterday. I had originally planned to post a deadline but once we reached over 50 questions, I figured we were entering overkill. Again, to set expectations fairly low: they may not want to answer any questions but I think it's encouraging that they asked for them to be submitted in writing for review by their BoD.
I wanted to reiterate the offer for anyone to submit an article of interest about EEStor for possible inclusion on the blog. Just get in touch with me to discuss. -->