Monday, January 31, 2011

Lithium Drive: DBM Energy - We Have Done Nothing Wrong - Electric Car World Record Range Claim Continued tnr.v, czx.v, lmr.v, rm.v,, sqm, fmc, roc, lit, li.v, wlc.v, clq.v, res.v, ree,, nsany, f, gm,, dai, byddf, hev, aone, vlnc

   We have found information on the recent developments from the source - DBM Energy stands behind its claims about the world record drive in Electric Car on one charge. Situation is definitely far from the the crystal clear, but we will not discharge the lithium battery  technology break through with Lithium Metal Polymer Battery all together at this stage - we will monitor the situation. This invention is too big to keep it on the shelf and out of independent public verification.

"Last week we saw the news on numerous websites about the new magic battery from German start up DBM Energy, which allows to power an Electric Car for...600 km! We were digging the information and now can tell you - that if this information will be confirmed - we have a breakthrough in lithium  battery technology. We do not know the cost of this battery at this moment, its specific power and other specs, but claims are so impressive, that we still need further confirmation and verification by the third parties.
Over 300 Wh/kg - to put it in perspective - Nissan Leaf 24 kWh battery will be in this case 80 kg! Now weight of the battery pack for Nissan Leaf is 300kg.Renault Fluence 22 kWh battery weight is 250 kg.
Lifetime of 2500 Charge cycles without degradation - if you drive 200km every day and have to charge this battery every 3 days - you have 20 years of lifespan of this battery! Everything with a solid 10 year warranty will work for Electric Cars mass market. Solution so far was 8 year warranty by GM Volt and Nissan Leaf and Renault actually announced that they will lease the lithium batteries - we called it the breakthrough for EV mass market at the time. 
6 min charge time for 100 kWh - it is important to know with what kind of a fast charger it was done, but in anyway - if battery can sustain 2500 cycles with this kind of fast charger - it is another breakthrough. Question will in Charging Infrastructure, but it is 6 min for 100 kWh - too good to be true.

and it is ... 
LMP Lithium Metal Polymer!

Even if these claims will be true by only half in a normal market and industrial conditions we, maybe, have already stepped in another era for EVs. 
Lithium and REE resources will gain their strategic importance overnight now. Confirmation of these claims by DBM Energy means that we can move today to Electric Cars, even without the claimed cost advantage vs "normal" lithium cells technology. Even if the price now will happen to be the same as known technology - mass market production of electric cars will bring prices of the batteries down faster than 8% per year according to Elon Musk from Tesla Motors."

We have done nothing wrong! 

Due to the repetitive demands on the record run, and fire, we would like to answer some of the most frequently asked questions. 

What we have received 275,000 euros in funding to date? 

The goal was to build in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Economics in 2010, a demonstrator proving that travel can be with the hummingbird Alpha polymer technology, a distance of 300 km under daily use conditions with a daily use electric vehicle without sacrificing comfort and without reloading. The funding and are based only on the construction of a demonstration object not designed for the development of battery technology, this is no funding in recent years have been. 

Has a neutral technical scrutineering take place? 

The Audi A2 was rebuilt before the trip from the DEKRA tested with battery technology and approved for road traffic.When examining the vehicle, there were no adverse comments. 

The appointed notary should have been canceled on short notice? 

On the transportation of a notary, we have not because it is assessed according to information of the invited for the appointment notary, the eyewitness record of a notary public to legally no different than that of other witnesses. 

The record run was accompanied by about 30 witnesses. Were involved including the ADAC, other press representatives and employees of the Federal Agency for Technical Relief, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR). In addition, eight security experts always within sight of the vehicle. There is also a GPS log (plant) on the basis of the Protocol can understand exactly where, at what time, how fast and how much the vehicle was traveling. There you can also understand that we have come to about 60 kilometers in about Allershausen in a traffic jam. The planned stop at a rest stop after 323 miles Frankenwald can be based on the GPS track to prove exactly. Manipulation of the car or at the battery, such as a recharging unobserved, can be ruled out completely with this protocol. 

The Audi A2 will also be gone on the tour for 20 to 30 minutes from the field ride-journalists? 

Since the vehicle was traveling at an average speed of around 98 km / h, it is incomprehensible why the journalists vehicle more than once to have been able to follow our Audi A2. We were the slowest vehicle in the convoy. It is true that the Audi A2 at the agreed destination Berlin Dreilinden arrived some minutes later when some of the support vehicles. It should exceed 600 km route from visual impact, the symbolically important mark. back down To achieve the research objectives, over 300 km on a daily use of an electric vehicle and battery charge, this detour was irrelevant. Also during this time we had a permanent escort. 

What are the consequences of the loss of the test car for the company? 

We had planned for the end of last year, to reproduce the record run with the Audi on a neutral chassis  dynamometer, according to a clearly defined procedures and under the direction of the DEKRA. We would have facts rather than speculation about our battery. A new test vehicle is now being prepared at present and is already available at the end of February for the long-range test at Dekra available. It is important to emphasize that it is the battery cells is not a unique. The battery cells themselves are freely reproducible. We have indeed in other areas already operating successfully. The loss of the vehicle for us, therefore, only very limited consequences. 

Raises the fire the company off course?

No. At our destination, leading to the battery also suitable for use in electric vehicles to market, nothing has changed. In some market segments, such as industrial technology, we have already reached the market. Even in operations of Hummingbird battery in stationary applications, ie for temporary storage of electricity from wind power and photovoltaic systems, we continue to work with full steam. A first energy storage for such purposes, we have already been delivered. 

Can we say something to fire at the warehouse or to the progress of the investigations of the state criminal office? 

We are unfortunately stopped by the investigating authority to give any information in order not to jeopardize the ongoing investigation. We can only say so much, neither the vehicle nor the DBM Energy responsible cause of the fire. 

Industry sources said we should have speculated that it might constitute a fire at the warehouse to a stop envious competitors. We believe it is absolutely not effective to set up such boards speculation. They also lack any foundation. All this is now the duty of the prosecutor. 


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