Published on February 25th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown10
Silex Power Claims Electric Vehicle With 621-Mile Range & 10-Minute Charge Time
February 25th, 2013 by Nicholas Brown
Silex Power has said that it has designed an electric vehicle — the Chreos — that achieves outstanding range, performance, and charge time.
Instead of simply listing these claims, let us spend more time exploring the possibility of them, and which technologies on the market can achieve them, or at least come close to achieving them, because they could be using new battery technology, and prototype battery technology is well ahead of what is on the market.
Silex Power claimed that the battery bank can charge in 10 minutes. This is highly unusual. However, battery technology that can charge in 15 minutes is already on the market (Toshiba SuperCharge lithium titanate batteries). Prototype batteries developed at MIT have charged in 20 seconds, and there is another more recent one that charges in ten minutes.
As for the claim that it can travel 621 miles (1,000 km) per charge, I have never seen an electric vehicle do that. However, prototype battery technology has the ability to store ten times as much energy as typical lithium-ion batteries.
The performance claim that it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds is also highly unusual. However, the “White Zombie” is only 0.1 seconds slower, at 3 seconds.
The Chreos (allegedly) achieves these outstanding feats using a 640 brake horsepower propulsion system that produces 4400 Newton-metres (3,245 pound-feet) of torque.
Source: Autoblog Green
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