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Swatch eyeing entry into batteries

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Michael Russo, Jan 3, 2017.

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  1. Michael Russo

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    Looks like Swatch think they are still 'in time' to jump on the bandwagon... :D
    Note the declared intent of their 51% affiliate Belenos to use vanadium vs. lithium - claims to have advantages (faster charging, lower weight)...
    http://www.carscoops.com/2017/01/swatch-developing-advanced-batteries.html?m=1
    The article below (2.5 years old though) seems to support this... adding potential cost advantages...
    http://www.renewableenergyworld.com...anadium-in-energy-storage-its-no-contest.html
    Yet then... why has this been at the forefront of battery development in recent years? I must be missing something... o_O
    Thoughts? Insights?
     
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    The problems is that the energy density of flow batteries is significantly less than L-ion.
     
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