Friday, March 8, 2013

Gasoline Versus Lithium-Ion Batteries on the Energy Density Scale

Gasoline - 12,000 watt-hours per kilogram, lithium-ion batteries - 150 watt-hours per kilogram (one of the main reasons why the Tesla Roadster's battery pack weighs nearly a thousand pounds).


BB-Idaho said...

Lithium ion batteries pose another
problem as well:
a tendency to overheat and electrolyte with a low flashpoint.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Yeah, that sounds like a pretty huge chink in the armor.

dmarks said...

Aren't these the batteries that have made Boeing's Dreamliner into a Screamliner?