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Luke is the Man, Inside batteries from Motorcycle.com

Post by Arlo1 » Apr 09 2015 10:15am

We are all luky to have Luke in this world. He is one of a kind! I hope there are more like him or more to follow suit. He is the right guy for the Job :)
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Post by spinningmagnets » Apr 09 2015 10:24am

At 5:15, luke mentions what he feels is the next big thing in EV batteries (liquid electrolyte takes up too much room = solid electrolyte much more power dense):
"...CEO Ann Marie Sastry...solid-state batteries theoretically offer higher energy density than current Li-ion designs, and could also be safer, as well as cheap to manufacture – Sakti3 hopes to produce cells at a cost of $100 per kilowatt-hour within a couple of years..."
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More links on general info articles on solid-state batteries:
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Post by Arlo1 » Apr 09 2015 10:28am

The Comparison of internal combustion to Rube Goldberg is awesome!
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Post by spinningmagnets » Apr 09 2015 10:31am

I'm waiting for some guy to post that Luke is just some tree-hugger who really doesn't understand internal combustion engines and their potential. For the new guys: Luke is a gasoline hot-rodder from way back, and he is uniquely qualified to compare the potential of the two...

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Post by Thud » Apr 09 2015 10:57am

That Guy is tree hugging, hippie-fied, Kaliforniated wanna be (probably a commie) who needs a trim on that uni-bomber beard!
I bet he can't even spell "internal combustion"! He'd sing a different tune if he ever took a ride in my Nova!
:lol: :mrgreen: :pancake:

But seriously, he's right on the mark....good to see some exposure (even if its insider stuff) & I love the mild toss of the gauntlet to the Mission crew to step up a little bit.

looking forward to getting back out west for an event & hanging out (if one ever shows up worth getting too)
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Post by Ykick » Apr 09 2015 11:36am

SOB --- amazing fella!

Only complaint is the "Harley" sfx exit wrap, LOL....
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Post by speedmd » Apr 09 2015 12:22pm

We are living in interesting times! Bravo!

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Post by granolaboy » Apr 09 2015 1:30pm

Thanks! That vid made my morning!
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Post by liveforphysics » Apr 09 2015 2:28pm

Thanks for the kind words guys, glad so many enjoyed it. :-)
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Post by The fingers » Apr 09 2015 2:40pm

I would like a smaller Zero battery and charger for my electric bicycle, say 36volt/20AH. 8)
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Post by wineboyrider » Apr 09 2015 3:03pm

Makes me all warm and fuzzy about the future. :P
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Post by The Stig » Apr 09 2015 3:25pm

liveforphysics wrote:Thanks for the kind words guys, glad so many enjoyed it. :-)
The beard!! Way to go! It was actually the most interesting talk I've heard about EV/battery tech

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Post by Joseph C. » Apr 09 2015 4:37pm

Great interview and very enlightening. I hope Sastry comes up with the goods. Electric planes. :shock:
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Post by kfong » Apr 09 2015 5:05pm

Luke is usually shirtless :D Great interview, not the wild Luke I had imagined, but that beard looks pretty wild. I hope to shake your hand someday.

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Post by captain387 » Apr 09 2015 5:31pm

"So we are going to do a little filming here, just do what you normally do"

O.k. be cool just work away

and then at 2:06 the face says it all, lol.

Ps great video.
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Post by beast775 » Apr 09 2015 6:14pm

Luke is the rockstar of electricity :D .He put back interest in my SoundWave charge theory up and running again! down to the cellar i go..thanks luke you make us all proud!
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Post by Ohbse » Apr 09 2015 6:36pm

Cool video, will circulate. Thanks for your inspirational service to the cause Luke. I really enjoy reading everything you post and I'm excited to see what the future might hold. Assumption busting rules.

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Post by neptronix » Apr 10 2015 12:09am

Loved it, glad to see that a mainstream source is finally giving this world the attention it deserves.
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Post by PaulD » Apr 10 2015 12:23am

Awesome Luke! Great job on the interview!

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Post by teslanv » Apr 10 2015 12:27am

Awesome. :shock:
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Post by dogman dan » Apr 10 2015 6:17am

Heh heh, looks just like an engineer in that vid. Like a rocket scientist from White Sands Missile Range in my town. The mad monks. Very nice talk though, the intelligence shines right though the homeless dude look.

1000 mile range motorcycle? Yes please! It could plug in at my house, then the next day reach LA on one charge, and still have 20% left. Or do a pretty long daily commute, on 20% cycles! Oh yeah!

We're not going to completely switch to solar or whatever energy, but cleaning up power plants to plug in cars and motorcycles is possible. Burn to electricity still much more efficient than a Rube Goldberg invention on wheels.

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Post by r3volved » Apr 10 2015 8:42am

Excellent interview Luke!
I'm extremely happy that the presence of a camera didn't cause you to dummy down your comments to the lowest common denominator (layman's terms).

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Post by nicobie » Apr 10 2015 12:39pm

Damn fine job. I liked the way you discussed the future of batteries and the demise of ICE. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by flathill » Apr 10 2015 1:26pm

Good interview man!

Any more details on the potted battery you dunked in the ocean? Did you get that idea from our old buddy Jack Rickard or what?

How does the battery vent if potted or is that not an issue? Can you remove the potting or is it permanent?

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