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Could this self-charging battery revolutionise e-bikes? NDB's nano-diamond creation could last years without needing to be charged

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Jack Sexty

Jack is the news editor here at eBikeTips, and also edits the live blog and writes tech news over on our sister site road.cc. Jack first became fascinated with e-bikes when an elderly gentleman breezed past him without a care in the world up a big old hill in North Wales - thus realising e-bikes are the real deal! Although he genuinely enjoys time trials and lung-busting climbs without assistance, Jack likes nothing more than cruising round town on an e-bike during his days off.   

8 comments

2 weeks 6 days ago

Obvious bollocks. Really, ebiketips, worth a reality before you publish nonsense like this. And why the graphic of a microprocessor? What next, perpetual motion machines?

3 weeks 3 hours ago

"Its power density will be far lower than that of conventional chemical batteries, restricting its use to extremely low-power electrical devices."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_battery

3 weeks 5 hours ago

Never want to charge your e-bike again? Remove battery, motor. Have something at least half worthy of being called a bikr again.

3 weeks 15 hours ago

Quite interesting (if strident) debunk here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uzV_uzSTCTM. Not new, tiny power, and most of the website is about drawing in investors. Hmm...

3 weeks 18 hours ago

I guess 'self charging battery' is a little more investor friendly than 'small nuclear reactor'

3 weeks 18 hours ago

Easy to make diamonds from graphite so I do it with all my pencils once I've written my next Ponzi scheme out on the back of an envelope.

It looked unlikely from the moment I saw the graphic of a small microprocessor masquerading as a battery.

3 weeks 19 hours ago

Engineer here. Quick calculations show that 100 W continuous power could realistically be produced by a lump of carbon-14 diamond roughly the size of a large chest of drawers.

3 weeks 20 hours ago

And snake oil cures all ailments.