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Product: Carbon Nanotube Lead Acid Battery

Manufacturer: Next Alternative

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Product Sector: Energy → Energy Storage → Electrical Energy → Battery



Carbon Nanotube battery technology will modify existing battery types (most types of commercially available batteries) to produce a battery that will recharge in less than 1 hour and have an increased Reserve Capacity (RC) of at least 4 times the same unmodified battery. This will allow us to provide the hybrid and electric car markets with a battery that far exceeds anything currently available to them at this time.

The battery uses a proprietary method of coating the anode, cathodes and modifying the electrolyte with carbon nanotubes.

Right now, the weak link in any electric car is the batteries. They have a limited capacity (a typical lead-acid battery pack might hold 12 to 15 kilowatt-hours of electricity, giving a car a range of only 50 - 100 miles or so).

The theoretical numbers that was based on the test results of our laboratory CNT lead lead/acid battery pack will deliver 300 miles between charges and can be recharged in less than 1 hour.

The charge rate (typical recharge times for a lead/acid pack range between four to 10 hours for full charge, depending on the battery technology and the charger) has finally been broken by this technology.

The short life (three to four years, perhaps 200 full charge/discharge cycles) is extended by at minimum of 4 times with this technology.

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