Monday, September 25, 2006

New battery technology: Cold fusion redux or the real deal?

Jalopnik is reporting that an Austin company called EEstor (no Web site to be found) has invented a new ceramic-based battery which will not materially degrade over time, will provide a huge amount of energy for sustained periods of time, and recharge ultra-fast.

If this is true (and it's an awfully big "if"), this technology addresses pretty much every shortcoming of the current crop of electric cars.

We've been led by the nose several times before (cold fusion is the most rapid to come to mind, but there have been many others), so it's hard to get really excited. However, wouldn't it be nice to tell Iran to go stuff their oil where the sun don't shine?

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