It seems like this story replays itself time and again. Some company is awarded a bunch of money from the federal government for advanced battery technology and claims that its breakthroughs will lead to yada yada yada. We've heard it many times, too, but it would be unfair not to give props when due, right?
Dean Kamen may be best known as the man behind the iconic and oft-maligned Segway Personal Transporter, but his fertile mind is always full of interesting ideas. Lately, the inventor has turned his attention towards vehicles with four-wheels, batteries and on-board range extenders. We already know that Kamen's extended-range electric vehicle is based on the chassis of an older Ford Th!nk and that it carries around a Stirling engine that's capable of recharging the batteries, but there's more tha