Industry may soon address one issue with going electric with some improvements to the “Flow Battery” concept.
A flow battery, or redox flow battery (after reduction–oxidation), is a type of rechargeable battery where rechargeability is provided by two chemical components dissolved in liquids contained within the system and separated by a membrane. Ion exchange (providing flow of electric current) occurs through the membrane while both liquids circulate in their own respective space. Cell voltage is chemically determined by the Nernst equation and ranges, in practical applications, from 1.0 to 2.2 volts.
IFBattery claims to have improved the technology by removing known limitations to the flow battery concept.
“Other flow batteries exist, but we are the first to remove membranes which reduces costs and extends battery life,” Mueterthies said.
Instantly rechargeable flow batteries sadly have low energy density; hence even shorter EV range than Li-ion cells https://t.co/RvNbxoQ3Rq— Rob Palmer (@RobertLPalmer) June 10, 2017
The explanation in the article is either poor, and/or vaporware... The best battery will always be a high flow, quick fill capacitor. 🙂— KM (@GAB_KMFL) June 4, 2017