5617Panasonic Oxyride Car
- Nov 1, 2005bcc: various
The batteries in question here are non-rechargeable AA
batteries of very high energy storage (apparently).
This is a rather unique (and unintended, I think)
demonstration, I think, of the potential energy efficiencies
of Battery-powered cars....
This car can take a smallish person, on just two
non-rechargeable AA batteries, up to 1 mile @ about 2.23
miles per hour.
From the last link, it looks to me as though these
disposables are great, but rechargeable NIMH or other
batteries (such as non-rechargeable advanced Lithiums) could
take a person even further. So, the idea is not to imply
that this is necessarily an advancement in batteries for the
ages or for all purposes, but yet another demonstration of
the potential for advancement, in general, in batteries, and
how remarkable things can be done in energy-efficient
transportation with just a bit of energy from batteries.
Once we get energy into a suitable form and store it, we can
use it very efficiently in transportation,.... apparently.