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HYDROGEN FUEL CELL CARTRIDGE - It looks like a battery cartridge. It performs like a battery cartridge. It stores energy like a battery cartridge, but it is a hydrogen fuel store and fuel cell cartridge combination. Where lithium and cobalt raw materials may limit the production numbers of EVs as green motoring becomes the norm, hydrogen in a safe format might offer unlimited possibilities. The concept is compatible with SMARTNET FASTCHARGE service stations. NOTE: This is just a concept, not a product yet. More development is needed before mass production could be entertained.
The good news about the SMARTNET FASTCHARGE system is that with standard cartridges, if you were to run out of energy while traveling, any of the emergency services such as the AA, Green Flag and RAC (in the UK) would be able to provide you with a fully charged cartridge, and you'd be on your way in minutes.
The unique loading and locking system allows cars to change energy cartridges without the need for a service station. Exchanging packs can thus be effected by the roadside on any reasonably flat and level surface. Most roads are smooth and level enough for this operation.
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BETTER PLACE - Better, it might have been, but future proofed enough for a developing market, it was not. This early battery cartridge exchange station from Better Place, was a stepping stone in the evolution of the electric vehicle. We should not undervalue the efforts of those brave engineers who took a chance and failed. Because with each failure we know to look elsewhere for a solution. The epitome of perseverance in the face of adversity is Thomas Edison, when developing the incandescent light bulb.
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