After hearing the rant on exploding batteries on today's podcast, I had to write in and say that there are lithium-ion batteries that don't explode. These are from A123 which just signed a deal to use similar batteries in the Volt. Check out this video of a nail being drilled into it and a normal lithium-ion battery:
Also they power the current fastest electric car (1/4 mile in 11.46 sec):
and fastest electric motorcycle (1/4 mile in 8.168 sec):
Just for the record, I have no connection to A123. I just love EVs
Greg from Portland
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