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1 posted on 01/30/2013 4:45:55 PM PST by jazusamo
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....and the sale of A123 battery to China...


2 posted on 01/30/2013 4:47:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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Boeing has no choice. These batteries have to be replaced with the older more stable batteries. No choice!


4 posted on 01/30/2013 4:54:06 PM PST by rawhide
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These guys at Boeing are suppose to be engineers. They surely would have known.


5 posted on 01/30/2013 4:55:51 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: jazusamo

These things have been igniting or exploding since their inception. If they’re shorted or their internal cell walls leak, they can cause catistopic failures.


10 posted on 01/30/2013 5:08:27 PM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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In fact, the battery technology necessary to make the Chevrolet Volt and the 787 viable and perform to design standards, does not yet exist.

There are research success's and indications that these batteries may eventually be constructed in a size that is necessary for the Volt or 787 to met specs, but they don't exist now.

12 posted on 01/30/2013 5:09:58 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: jazusamo

I understand a replacement battery for a Tesla is 40K.
That’s about what I’ve paid for all the cars I have owned.
(and I’m an old fart.)


15 posted on 01/30/2013 5:11:33 PM PST by sasquatch
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Government should never mandate a particular technology.
It virtually guarantees that the price will remain high and it stifles development of better or cheaper alternatives.
If Flat Screen TVs had been made mandatory early on and everybody were entitled to them, they would still cost $10k.

18 posted on 01/30/2013 5:16:21 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: carriage_hill; Cold Heart; cripplecreek; FreeAtlanta; freekitty; jazusamo; MrShoop; Navy Patriot; ..

Just as we have been forced to abandon DDT, Nuclear Energy, Freon (Foam on the Space Shuttle Main Tank) and other common sense technology for lesser and even deadly substitutes we have here, another casualty of the “progressive” agenda.


19 posted on 01/30/2013 5:24:45 PM PST by infool7 (The ugly truth is just a big lie.)
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To: jazusamo

I will add that I think the Dreamliner will be the best commercial craft ever conceived after they shake out the issues. It’s hull is made of composites that are far stronger and lighter than anything to date and it’ll save a huge amount of $’s in fuel costs. Carbon is an AMAZING compound - guess that’s why God invented it and used it to create us...


20 posted on 01/30/2013 5:27:43 PM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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I remember seeing Boeing’s commercials about the Dreamliner for years and years. It seemed to emphasize globalism, diversity, and environmentalism. It kind of gave me the feeling that something like this would happen. And...sure enough.


23 posted on 01/30/2013 5:39:23 PM PST by rbg81
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Good Grief!. The Volt and Karma problems were easily solved. How many ICE cars have caught on fire?


30 posted on 01/30/2013 7:25:11 PM PST by willk
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Just the wrong batteries for the job:
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/elon-musk-boeing-787-battery-fundamentally-unsafe-381627/

The lithium ion batteries installed on the Boeing 787 are inherently unsafe, says Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and owner of electric car maker Tesla.

“Unfortunately, the pack architecture supplied to Boeing is inherently unsafe,” writes Musk in an email to Flightglobal.

“Large cells without enough space between them to isolate against the cell-to-cell thermal domino effect means it is simply a matter of time before there are more incidents of this nature,” he adds.


35 posted on 02/01/2013 6:25:06 AM PST by MHalblaub ("Easy my friends, when it comes to the point it is only a drawing made by a non believing Dane...")
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