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A manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for electric cars has said that lithium-ion batteries will dominate the electric car market for the next 15-20 years. The claims comes from Compact Power CEO Prabhakar Patil, speaking this week at the Reuters-sponsored Autos Summit event. If Patil's correct, then it doesn't look like we' …

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FFS

Why does every area of technology advance in leaps and bounds with the single exception of the bloody batteries? I want an electric car I can charge off a frightened pig on a treadmill and drive for a week, dammit.

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Anonymous Coward

But are they safe?

Are they going to spontaneously combust like laptop batteries?

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Gates Horns

Great news, but ...

This is a great step forward. Does it also mean that we shall see American troops move out of the oil states to "protect" the battery producing countries?!

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Safe, but not long-lasting

@#2 (Anon. Coward):

Yes, they are safe.

However, I don't think they'll last much longer than laptop batteries.

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