An interesting sign of the times -- I'm listening to Car Talk (a call-in program on National Public Radio where people call in with questions about their cars -- I don't understand why I, as an EV lover, listens to that show but it's a fun experience) ... for their weekly puzzler they always give several ways to send in answers like on a postcard or written on the back of something like a fancy schmancy gas grill.
This week they suggested writing the answer on a Brammo Empulse - and read out the whole specs.
A sign that the Empulse is reaching a mass audience?
I hope that the Brammo product catches on. We did some early development work with them but that was before we had the right prismatic cells to work with their machine. I wish the luck!
Hi Don, when I talked with them at Laguna Seca they refused to identify the precise chemistry nor the supplier. But they've decided to use those cells in both the Empulse and an upgraded version of the Enertia. Going by the spec's the new pack is higher power density and higher energy density than the Valence batteries used on the original version of the Enertia. (but a shorter life span as measured in charge cycles)
- David Herron, The Long Tail Pipe, davidherron.com, 7gen.com, What is Reiki
The show is 'Car Talk,' NOT 'Gas Engine Talk.' What are you complaining about listening for?
You want to talk electrics on 'Car Talk?' Call in and talk about them. That's how it works. The only reason there hasn't been much talk yet is there ain't been much cars. That's not going to change big, but it'll change a little. People are going to be curious even if they don't have one themselves.
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Duantless - Err - no one is complaining. Why are you looking for an argument where none exists?
David - looking at the specs of the pack I think Brammo is going with LiPo batteries (educated guess based on the nominal voltage and the charge cycles). I know that Kokam have some automotive grade LiPo cells that apparently address the thermal stability and robustness issues.
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Remember: " 'lectric for local. diesel for distance" - JTH, Amp Bros || "No Gas.
Speaks for itself. No need for a comment on my part.
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I noticed the new producer, Carly Nix, had acquired the handle "high voltage". I expect she wrote that bit of script and kudos to her for doing so!
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