Sodium Ion Batteries?

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  1. Daifuse

    Daifuse

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    Just been reading up on Sodium Ion batteries - they could prove to have quite a few advantages over existing types of storage batteries. It'll be a while before they are commercially available for automotive use but it looks promising - an electric bike using one has already been demonstrated.
     
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    We did some work on Sodium Nickel-Chloride batteries a while back, we built a charger rated at 100kW to charge high-voltage banks of these batteries.

    http://www.prepair.co.uk/100kWChgr.htm

    Look up 'Zebra Battery' (Zero Emission Beta Research Associates)

    Interesting stuff.

    Peter
     
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    Very very interesting Peter..
    I think it has a way to go yet before a true commercial value can be set but the avenue of exploration seems like a good one..

    In the mean time, hiding the charger you mention under a seat is possibly going to be a stumbling block..

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