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Aaron

I wonder what kind of envirnmental conditions, if any, were used in their tests. I live in a very hot climate in the summer, which would subject the batteries to a lot of heat. As I recall, heat has a significant effect on battery life.

Steve

The lithium ion nanotechnologies patented by Toshiba and Altair seem to overcome the problems of many of the hybrids and offer a way to move toward a truly electric car. In their first tests, the batteries recharged in about 30 to 45 minutes, and held three times the charge of traditional automobile batteries. They also are estimated to be able to be recharged 10,000 to 20,000 times. This should allow recovering braking systems to work in real time and refueling times to be commensurate with cross-country driving AND you won't have to completely redo the transportation fuel infrastructure, you'll just hook up to the nearest electrical substation.

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