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by jdcrunchman
Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Engineering Forum
Topic: what is driving range for the new ALL ELECTRIC
Replies: 7
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Re: what is driving range for the new ALL ELECTRIC

All these specs seem reasonable. I only wish that Ford would eventually use Ultra-caps for their battery banks... they are all new, and will be available within a few years, and I'm told their capacity is about 25 KWH.
by jdcrunchman
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: Engineering Forum
Topic: what is driving range for the new ALL ELECTRIC
Replies: 7
Views: 6936

Re: what is driving range for the new ALL ELECTRIC

FastCAP systems is building an ultra-capacitor capable of beating Lithium in watt density storage, but they are about 2 years away from releasing them as practical products, and FORD needs to be aware of this technology. But dumping massive amounts of current into these babies are going to be limite...
by jdcrunchman
Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Engineering Forum
Topic: what is driving range for the new ALL ELECTRIC
Replies: 7
Views: 6936

Re: what is driving range for the new ALL ELECTRIC

I'll check their web site for the details. Thanx for the prompt reply.
by jdcrunchman
Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Engineering Forum
Topic: what is driving range for the new ALL ELECTRIC
Replies: 7
Views: 6936

what is driving range for the new ALL ELECTRIC

I cannot find any information on the range.... Other details like the voltage, current, size and weight of the battery pack for the new car.... how about releasing some of this info. What will be the cost to replace this battery, as we all know the average lifetime of Lithium Ion batteries are only ...
by jdcrunchman
Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Suggestions for Ford
Topic: FORD should get into the battery leasing business
Replies: 2
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FORD should get into the battery leasing business

If Ford can design into their new cars, a standard docking system, allowing for easy removal and replacement of battery packs, and works out a deal with participating service stations. This allows for fast cross country travel. Imagine being able to use an EV with existing lithium ion battery pack, ...

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