DON'T PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET
TECHNOLOGICAL COMPASS - It is the part of a wise man to keep himself today for tomorrow, and not to venture all his eggs in one basket. SMARTNET allows for change in technology. You don't have to bet on batteries or fuel cells. Include both in a diverse asset portfolio - and watch you egg hatch into a solution.
At the moment, there are two energy camps. Those developing batteries and those developing fuel cells. Even these camps are subdivided. What if those camps could all work together to develop the vehicle architecture and renewable energy infrastructure for future generations. SMARTNET potentially pulls all energy specialists together, to work with all renewable energy generators, aiming for a better solution.
Each development faction is in effect putting all their eggs in one basket, by not working towards compatibility, inasmuch as that may be practical. It is still a chicken and egg situation, as to what comes first.
BIG TRANSPORT & ENERGY SHAKEUP
mobility based on battery and hydrogen
technology is due to change the ways cars and
heavy passenger and goods vehicles are designed, with passenger cars
potentially losing the central tunnel.
The integration of both energy systems in the same car body would enable economies of scale, simplify and reduce engineering and manufacturing processes and allow flexible production, which could buffer demand fluctuations and reduce investment risks for entrepreneurs.
UNIVERSAL BATTERY CARTRIDGE FORMAT PROPOSAL - This cartridge format provides 0.24 of a meter cubic capacity. All of these formats can be used in multiples to provide up to 1.92 of a cubic meter capacity. This is one of a number of sizes that we will be evaluating as part of a study we hope to obtain funding for. The cartridge is compatible with the SMARTNET services stations concept. The cartridge may be designed to accommodate cars and trucks. The Universal cartridge may be designed to be compatible with hydrogen storage or battery storage. Cleaner Ocean Foundation is looking to either form a consortium to further the concept, or to join an existing consortium.
Due to the expected changes in future car bodies, installation spaces designated for the integration of energy storage cannot be used efficiently with conventional type IV hydrogen cylinders and tanks.
The major challenge today is the integration of hydrogen storage systems that fulfill customers’ range expectations. Development of novel and innovative tank concepts is therefore necessary, in order to be able to integrate hydrogen drive systems into future vehicles past 2020.
Battery manufacturers are also grappling with the same issues, in two divided camps, meaning that the cost of development is more than it need be, if, for example, there were commonality as far as the vehicle is concerned - that may also include the development of a service infrastructure that is able to deal with vehicles using hydrogen or batteries.
At the moment, electric vehicle development eggs are neatly stacked in one basket for batteries and another for hydrogen fuel cells.
This means confusion in terms of the infrastructure needed to support each of these baskets. Indeed, you'd need to build two separate infrastructures - and that is not climate sensible. Nor is it flexible in a developing market where there are already too many uncertainties.
THE SLOW LANE - We all live fast lifestyles. Waiting 30 minutes for rapid charging not only strains the grid, but also damages batteries, and nobody has thirty minutes to waste - best case - worst case 6-8 hours. A truck size battery would take hours to (so-called) rapid charge. It is just not practical. Ignoring for now that there are no charging points along the streets in towns and cities, or at supermarkets.
Bluebird Energy Systems (SME)
Cleaner Ocean Foundation (Not for Profit)
WHY HAVE ONE EV, WHEN YOU CAN HAVE BOTH AT THE SAME TIME - The reason why is that the SMARTNET energy cartridges are presently in the development stage. Using a standardized format, you can drive an electric vehicle on battery or hydrogen cartridges at the push of a button. Your shiny new car will be future proofed - but only if the car you buy is SMARTNET ready.
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SMARTNET ™ encapsulates several advanced concepts, such that one might lose sight of the features and advantages of what may be described as a comprehensive transport infrastructure system, to complement policies such as the Automated & Electric Vehicles Act 2018.
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