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Thames&Kosmos 620615 Experiment Kit Eco-Battery Vehicles

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70-0355

 
Brand: Thames&Kosmos  MPN: 620615  UPC-12: 814743010437
  • Country of Origin: Taiwan
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The Future of Electric Cars!

It's looking increasingly inevitable that electric vehicles (EVs for short) will be the cars of the future. More specifically, battery electric vehicles (or BEVs) which are powered entirely by rechargeable chemical cells are starting to become practical. Many major car manufacturers have BEVs in development, and a few already have BEVs on the road today. The challenge in making BEVs a viable transportation solution is the battery. Batteries must be easy to recharge, able to hold enough charge to drive long distances and be more efficient than petrol or diesel engines. Scientists and engineers around the world are tackling this battery challenge, and major progress is being made.

In this kit, you can build and experiment with a new type of environmentally friendly 'fuel cell' to learn about electrochemical cells and BEVs. The battery is a metal-air electrochemical cell, a type of battery that is widely used in small scale devices. It is ideal for demonstrating battery technology because it does not use any harmful chemicals: - it uses only magnesium plates, salt water and the oxygen in the air, to generate electricity. Moreover, magnesium is considered an eco-friendly renewable fuel because it could be harvested cleanly from ocean water.

Build 20 different models and power them with this special battery. Experiment with different concentrations of salt to see how long your battery can run. Learn about electrochemistry and battery technology. One metal plate lasts as long as a regular AA battery (six plates included).



  • The Future of Electric Cars
  • Build and experiment with a new type of environmentally friendly 'fuel cell'
  • Learn about electrochemical cells and BEVs
  • Battery uses only magnesium plates, salt water and the oxygen in the air, to generate electricity
  • Build 20 different models and power them with this special battery
  • Experiment with different concentrations of salt to see how long your battery can last
  • Learn about electrochemistry and battery technology
  • One metal plate lasts as long as a regular AA battery (six plates included)
  • Full-colour, 64-page experiment manual
  • 91 building pieces

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