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#1 TommyTippee

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 10:26 AM

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 11:51 AM

Spectacular price too . . . . :huh:

 

Interesting technology though and a large, free source of fuel just down the road!


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 11:54 AM

That is rather interesting - specially the drive system.

 

I do find it strange however that (if this is true...?) such a drive system not has gotten more media focus? I can't help thinking there has to be some major drawbacks :thinking:  


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 01:26 PM

It looks good, tech sounds great. Now can I have it for £20,000, please. :)


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 01:28 PM

That is rather interesting - specially the drive system.
 
I do find it strange however that (if this is true...?) such a drive system not has gotten more media focus? I can't help thinking there has to be some major drawbacks :thinking:  

 
I can't find it now, but I'm sure I read in the comments that it doesn't run on salt water. It runs on cadmium, rather than sodium. I don't know whether cadmium is harder to come by.

Edit: So it looks like cadmium is in 86% of batteries. So it is just another battery car?

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:40 PM

Looks nice and an interesting concept, but if it was as good as it sounds on the surface then why did it not hit the headlines? As mentioned its sure to have some drawbacks, and that's in addition to the price.Its far too wide anyway, my car is a smidgen over 2.0m wide and it just about fits uk roads, it fits in my garage by a cats whisker.
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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:50 PM

I suspect its size is down to the two 200ltr tanks of salt water it has to carry


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:56 PM

And how often do you need to change the saltwater? Every 600 km, or do you "recharge" it every 600 km? Does it consume the saltwater or use it in another way (like the water in closed batteries)?

I don't realy get it from the article...?

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:56 PM

Yes, I bet the handling could get interesting with 400+ Kg of water splashing around
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