SOLARTAXI meets FREEB (free battery electric vehicle)





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Battery Electric Vehicles must be made with Discarded Batteries to be Affordable


If you're preparing to survive the Greatest Depression with free, or nearly free energy, you'll need my revived battery technology, or one of the other energy enhancement inventions by the Vancouver Gadgeteers.


FREE BATTERIES I'll Never Buy Another Battery Guy mentioned in News


You dont stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stopped laughing.

Seemingly used up AA alkaline, car, and wheelchair batteries can still be revived for less than 1/10 of buying new ones. Two magazines picked me as one of the top ten green inventors for 2008. I offer this technology to the Average Joe.

The next great Canadian idea: Revived batteries | Innovation ...
While judging continues, we present three of the more intriguing entries and the brains behind them. Revived batteries Rob Matthies /// Vancouver, B.C. ...


The next great Canadian idea: Revived batteries
Joe Castaldo
From the July 21, 2008 issue of Canadian Business magazine

Rob Matthies white 1982 GMC pickup truck isnt anything special at first glance. But the words Electric Powered Vehicle printed on its tailgate may tip you off that something is up. The full extent of the trucks oddness is apparent only when you peek under the hood. Thirty batteries — different sizes, voltages and brands — connected by a tangle of cables keep the vehicle running. Whats more, all of the batteries were previously dead or discarded. Most people who own electric vehicles look at the battery box and cant believe it works, because its like a dogs breakfast, Matthies says.

The Vancouver resident says hes found a way to re-juice dead batteries, and the truck is proof of the methods success. Matthies says hes replaced only one of the trucks batteries in more than a year. Depending on the type, a batterys life can be extended by four to six times.

The 56-year-old alternative-school instructor admits he has less of a commercial bent than other inventors, and hes reluctant to disclose exactly how the process works, but hes willing to teach anyone whos curious — for $. Anyone can do it, he says. Well, almost. If youre not the kind of person who has patience and precision, he says, you will probably not be happy to do it.

For details, surf for REVIVED BATTERY ELECTRIC PICKUP TRUCK DIY VANCOUVER or watch my other video clips

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The SolarTaxi is great design. However, you won't be able to buy its batteries at Canadian Tire shops just yet --- they are some kind of sodium in a ceramic-nickle matrix.

The per-mile (or per-kilometer) cost of SolarTaxi has not been disclosed, to my knowledge. That cost would depend on the battery replacement cost, not the free sunlight.

SolarTaxi and "FreeB", the "free battery" (revived battery) electric pickup truck met at the North Vancouver Canada Day celebrations.

FreeB works on dead or discarded batteries. The replacement cost of FreeB's batteries are zero, except for labor costs.

The Revived Battery process was chosen by Canadian Business magazine as one of the three "most intriguing inventions" for 2008.


Information about FreeB:


Unfortunately, you cannot buy either SolarTaxi nor FreeB from you car dealer. If you want vehicles like these two, you'll have to make them yourself!

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What the Gadgeteers Have Done So Far


80-cent-cost Revived Battery Starts a Big Lincoln Continental
This used electric wheelchair battery, which was down to 15AH before I revived it to beyond its original power, is still running Clayton's huge Lincoln, months later.

I'm offering to explain how to do this to individuals.

The attached photo showsLibby Davies, MP. She has been supporting revived batteies for 5 years.

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