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New Battery Design Will Make Them “Refillable”

New Battery Design Will Make Them “Refillable”

Battery technology under development at MIT could someday make recharging batteries as quick and easy as a trip to the gas station.

The new battery design, known as semi-solid flow cells, turns the chemistry of traditional lithium-ion batteries into quicksand-like tiny particles. The resultant slime has an extremely high energy density and is inexpensive to manufacture.

That “fuel” offers another advantage: it can be refilled as well as recharged thanks to the new battery’s aqueous-flow structure. Instead of plugging in to recharge, you could simply refill the depleted liquid at a refueling station.

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Battery Design Could Let EV Owners Say, ‘Fill ‘er Up!

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Brammo Price Drop. Now $7,995

Brammo Price Drop. Now $7,995

Brammo Enertia Electric Motorcycle

Brammo Enertia Electric Motorcycle

Ashland, Oregon – November 10, 2009 – BRAMMO, maker of plug-in electric motorcycles, announced today it is dropping the price of the all-electric BRAMMO Enertia powercycle, to $7,995.  Customers are also eligible for a 10% federal income tax credit, further reducing the price to $7,195.

“While this pricing breakthrough is innovative in transportation, it is in line with consumer electronics, where engineering and production advances get passed on to customers as quickly as possible to stimulate adoption of the technology,” stated Craig Bramscher, founder and CEO of Brammo.  “The Enertia is consumer electronics that you can ride and BRAMMO’s engineers are able to deliver a better value proposition to customers sooner than a traditional transportation company.”

Today, qualified customers can walk into select Best Buy stores and with a $2,000 down payment, ride out on an Enertia for $249 a month with 24-month no interest with payments financing offered through Best Buy.  The Enertia can also be purchased direct from www.BRAMMO.com in select states where the product is not yet available at a Best Buy.

The BRAMMO Enertia powercycle is the ideal commuter vehicle as it blends an exhilarating ride experience with environmental consciousness and low operating costs. The Enertia has a top speed of over 60 mph, has a range of 42 miles and charges in about four hours by plugging into a standard wall outlet—all while using less than a dollar in electricity per 100 miles ridden.

“With this price reduction Brammo has positioned electric vehicles for the mass market and consumers can now be part of a solution to the transportation crises that America is facing,” said Bramscher.  “The wait is over, consumers can now buy an EV that is price competitive with a gas burning alternative and enjoy reduced maintenance and substantially lower ownership costs.”

Fans and media can follow Brammo on Twitter @BrammoSays and on its Facebook fan page, Brammo Powercycles

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Futuristic EV / Electric Bike Design

Futuristic EV / Electric Bike Design

BugE Electric EV / Bike

BugE Electric EV / Bik

If your looking for a new ride that is practical, safe, healthy, inexpensive and will keep out the rain you may just be interested. Blue Sky Designs have developed a DIY EV Kit called the BugE. Looking something like the lovechild of a electric bike and a VW beetle it sure is different….But I like it! What do you think?

The kit includes 75 parts at a combined cost of $7300. Blue Sky Designs has sold 50 kits in the last two years is planning to begin selling assembled BugE’s at some point in the future.

Photos: Blue Sky Designs
Source: Wired

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