Microbial Hybrids: Connecting solar energy and electric vehicles via biobatteries

When it comes to transportation, the longer the trip, the more that the cost of transporting the energy along with the vehicle becomes a factor. electric batteries are really, really heavy. And, the amount of time that it takes to recharge an electric battery becomes a source of aggravation.  One of the newer branches of research is a hybrid technology — not the kind of hybrid that sometimes uses gasoline, sometimes use electricity to power a car. Rather, this hybrid uses renewable electricity to generate a stable fuel that can be stored more efficiently, or use dense organic material to generate renewable electricity to power an electric motor.