Not different, better. Compared with conventional energy carriers like petrol, diesel, hydrogen and lithium-ion batteries, bi-ION is not harmful to health or the environment and is neither flammable nor explosive. Moreover, bi-ION is sustainable and environmentally compatible to produce. The electrolyte liquid is considerably less expensive to produce than refining fossil fuels or the manufacture and use of lithium-ion batteries.
Non-political energy. In contrast to fossil fuels, the bi-ION electrolyte solution is not extracted and refined in just a few countries, but can theoretically be manufactured more-or-less in-situ all over the world (given the appropriate production equipment).
Filling up as usual. Distributing and selling bi-ION does not call for the construction of a dedicated fuel station network. Existing fuel stations can also be used for bi-ION with just a few minor modifications to the pumps and nozzles. Thanks to its properties, the bi-ION electrolyte liquid is not subject to any haz-mat obligations, unlike fossil fuels. The manufacture, transportation and distribution of bi-ION is therefore relatively straightforward.
nanoFlowcell® electric vehicles are easy to “recharge” with bi-ION. Refilling the tank with electrolyte liquid is almost identical to the refuelling process for vehicles with internal combustion engines, just that nanoFlowcell® vehicles need two liquids (one positive and one negative electrolyte) to be filled into two separate tanks simultaneously.