Submitted by vgarbutt on July 18, 2014
So, depending on the cost of the aluminum air battery, and the cost and ease of swapping the metal plates, and the inconvenience level of adding water every 200 miles, what might the feasibility of creating a frunk sized AL battery for rent to extend the range of a tesla car for another 200 - 500 miles when needed. These batteries could also be used to service drivers when they run out of charge. Does anyone know how big the 500 mile AL battery is?
I know mr musk wouldn't consider this type of battery as viable for the car as a main battery, as most would agree, but i wonder if this tech with its high energy density could supplant previously considered swapping schemes, where the frunk could hold a custom sized AL battery for those long jaunts where no fast chargers could be expected, on a rental basis?
Pros and cons anyone?