Energy and transport are two of the most expensive items in any household that has to have a car. So, how about converting your car from dirty internal combustion engine to electric and recycle your old engine for cash? It isn’t cheap, but it’s worth it!
In the UK a British Navy Officer has created the pivot on which the new technologies can turn from dirty to clean tech, without need to dump 1.5 billions cars: an Aluminium-Air Battery!
Imagine the satisfaction of driving your environmentally friendly electric car for 1,500 miles without having to stop to recharge the battery – a distance more than four times as far as the best and most expensive model currently on the road.
Under the bonnet is a revolutionary new type of battery which, unlike those used in conventional electric cars, can also power buses, huge lorries and even aircraft. What’s more, it’s far simpler and cheaper to make than the batteries currently in use in millions of electric vehicles around the world – and, unlike them, it can easily be recycled.
This might sound like a science-fiction fantasy. But it’s not. Last Friday, the battery’s inventor, British engineer and former Royal Navy officer Trevor Jackson, signed a multi-million-pound deal to start manufacturing the device on a large scale in the UK. – The Daily Mail