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Can this be a future options Fisker battery option to get greater battery operation , 3x + by swapping the batteries in the future?



In March 2012, A123 Systems announced a recall of the Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs and modules it had supplied to customers—most notably, drivers of the luxury Fisker Karma electric vehicle. Despite the recall, both A123 and Fisker now have hit the skids, following persistent rumors that the car’s batteries were likely to shut down, catch fire, or pose other operational challenges. However, the industry may barely miss a beat, because the scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee have designed and tested a safer version of the same battery that contains no liquid electrolyte.


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While the cause of the Boeing fire hasn’t yet been determined, Boeing could have reduced the risk of fire by choosing a safer electrode chemistry (see “Grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners Use Batteries Prone to Overheating”). But it would have had fewer options for the electrolyte—the material that allows current to flow through a battery. Lithium-ion batteries, even the ones that use relatively safe electrodes, still use flammable liquid electrolytes.
 

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I wonder whether this new technology results in a lighter or heavier battery? I also wonder how such differences would affect the weight distribution in the Karma?
 

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The Karma battery is close to the center, so any weight change should have little effect.

The bigger problem is that this is still just a research experiment. It will take years (more than two, I would say, exactly how many more is a big question mark) before there are any large commercial batteries made this way, even if all goes well.
 
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