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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-09-21 07:44
  Subject:   EEStor
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Forget hybrids and hydrogen-powered vehicles. EEStor, a stealth company in Cedar Park, Texas, is working on an "energy storage" device that could finally give the internal combustion engine a run for its money - and begin saving us from our oil addiction. "To call it a battery discredits it," says Ian Clifford, the CEO of Toronto-based electric car company Feel Good Cars, which plans to incorporate EEStor's technology in vehicles by 2008.

EEStor's device is not technically a battery because no chemicals are involved. In fact, it contains no hazardous materials whatsoever. Yet it acts like a battery in that it stores electricity. If it works as it's supposed to, it will charge up in five minutes and provide enough energy to drive 500 miles on about $9 worth of electricity. At today's gas prices, covering that distance can cost $60 or more; the EEStor device would power a car for the equivalent of about 45 cents a gallon.


http://money.cnn.com/2006/09/15/technology/disruptors_eestor.biz2/index.htm

This is very interesting - some kind of ultra-capacitor? Anyone have more info?
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Willow: DI Impactor
  User: willow_red
  Date: 2006-09-21 14:50 (UTC)
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All I could find on a quick Google search was that this is some kind of solid-state ultra-capacitor. It sounds exciting, but what makes me pause is that it's being touted as "everything to everyone," a situation that rarely turns out to be reality.
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