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Like any emerging industry, the cleantech world tends to accuse newcomers of being interlopers, and that’s probably the initial thought many had when news hit that former Intel chairman Andy Grove is advising the company to move into the electric vehicle battery market. Realistically, what could the world’s largest chip maker, which makes the bulk of its revenues on digital communication technology, do to help transform our beleaguered car industry into an electric wunderkind?

A lot, actually. While the move would be risky, it could have a monumental effect on the slow-moving electric vehicle battery industry, particularly in the United States.

Intel has already moved closer to the EV battery market with some recent investments through its venture arm, Intel Capital. The investment group has funded battery, energy storage and alternative energy companies including the solid-state battery startup Cymbet, fuel-cell membrane company PolyFuel and Chinese flow-battery maker Net Power Technology. Intel Capital’s solar investments – like SpectraWatt, SulfurCell and Trony Solar — are also tied to batteries, as solar production needs to store energy overnight when the sun doesn’t shine.

“We certainly consider battery technology important,†Intel spokeswoman Christine Dotts told us. “Whether we will do anything more in this area we can’t say at this time. However, it should be noted that battery technology developments for computer uses and for automotive applications are not necessarily mutually exclusive.†That means if Intel does put significant efforts into battery development, the company believes it could use those innovations for computing, mobile technology and networks (all industries where Intel already has a significant presence), not just transportation.

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Batteries are dead.

Hydrogen is the future.

Case Closed
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Batteries are dead.

Hydrogen is the future.

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The Chevy Volt is pretty impressive for a battery powered car. Least, it sounds that way - I wanna see how it does in real world situations when it gets out of the prototype stage and onto the dealerships.

I'd never buy one, because I think they're ugly and I love my truck and my VW Beetle, but the gas mileage will surely win over some people.
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The Chevy Volt is pretty impressive for a battery powered car. Least, it sounds that way - I wanna see how it does in real world situations when it gets out of the prototype stage and onto the dealerships.

I'd never buy one, because I think they're ugly and I love my truck and my VW Beetle, but the gas mileage will surely win over some people.
Well the advantage with Hydrogen is that it doesn't make any real differences to our already existing way of using cars. You fill up, you drive and the only emission is water.

Battery powered cars take ages to charge up, have a very limited mileage and weigh a lot lol.
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Batteries are dead.

Hydrogen is the future.

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Wow, I was thinking the same thing when I saw the title of this thread.
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It's already here, well Cali atleast http://automobiles.honda.com/fcx-clarity/
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FCX clarity ftw! , saw it on top gear
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Batteries are dead.

Hydrogen is the future.

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Batteries are far from dead.

Case reopened.
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I think some people watched Sunday's Top Gear episode.
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I think some people watched Sunday's Top Gear episode.
Yupz , love top gear
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