A Colorado Springs, CO group promoting the ownership and use of electric vehicles.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Thermal battery in an EV
What an interesting idea - put a thermal battery in an EV to store heat rather than use battery power to heat the cabin. Checkout https://youtu.be/CNHwQUuKwCo . I can see a use where the thermal battery gets charged at night during off-peak hours and the heat is applied to warm the cabin and/or battery.
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Nice idea, but I'm suspicious about the energy/weight and energy/volume. And then why bother in the summer. I suspect the only way to hold more energy per weight or volume than a lithium battery is to hold fuel, and get the oxygen from the atmosphere. Like ICE cars.ReplyDelete