Phoenix Motorcars Titillating Lithium Titinate Batteries
PhoenixMotorcars Titillating Lithium Titinate Batteries
Phoenix Motorcars may just be the Next Big Thing in electricvehicles. And, these next big things will likely be producedin Mexico according to the latest reports. Last week, I talked about thepromise for lithium iron phosphate batteries (LiFePO4) taking overthe electric vehicle market.
But, there is a different kind of lithium battery, used by PhoenixMotorcarss that may mean massive change in the kinds of vehiclespeople drive. Lithium titinate batteries made by Altairnano allow the Phoenix Motors sport utility trucks (SUTs) to recharge in 10 minutes, travel 100 miles and achieve a lifespan of 250,000 miles.
The problem with lithium ion batteries in the past have been slowrecharge times and operating at relatively low temperatures. If onetries to fast charge alithium ion battery heating the units to higher temperatures, thenfire and explosion become a real problem as with the laptopbatteries that were recalled recently.
As I had talked about earlier Exxon has developed a thin film layerfor lithium ion batteries that enhance safety. There are even someother battery manufacturers such as Altair that have made lithiumion batteries that are safe and stable and can be rechargedquickly, but use 250 kilowatts of power to do so or the same poweras five large office buildings at their peak usage.
But, the lithium titinate batteries used in the Phoenix MotorcarsSUTs are claimed not use nearly as much juice as this (althoughprobably still a sizeable amount). When any automaker startssetting up shop in Mexico, it’s a sign that mass production is right around the corner. Lookfor Phoenix Motorcars to make an impact on the market soon.