[Greenbuilding] Opinions on electric plug-in cars - time for atomic batteries?

Steven Tjiang steve at tjiang.org
Tue May 3 09:54:53 PDT 2011


"Atomic Battieries"?  AFAIK I know those fancy batteries in satellites are
powered by highly radioactive isotopes of strontium, etc.  Many years ago,
one came down in northern canada and spewed radioactive wastes.  Spread over
a wide area lowers the radiation risks to a non-issue but imagine a car
accident in an urban area.....

---- Steve (KZ6LSD)


On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 9:18 AM, Carmine Vasile <gfx-ch at msn.com> wrote:

>  Tedd: Have you checked out the EPA-certified performance of  the Chevy
> Volt? ("Chevy Volt", IEEE Spectrum, April 2011, pp. 36-7)
>    If we ignore source energy, the EPA estimates the Volt returns the
> equivalent of 93 mpg and will cost US $1.50 to drive 40 miles with
> electricity costing 12 cents/kWh.
>    How the volt will cut Greenhouse Gas emissions, the EPA doesn't say?
>    Four decades ago, compact versions of atomic batteries like those used
> in Sputnik & Voyager were supposed to help us from gassing ourselves with
> CO2 & NOX.
>    What happened?
> Carmine
> gfxtechnology.com
>
>
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