If design mimics the structure of a chemical battery (lithium) and theory/simulations predict similar energy capacities, then let's get some major funding and start producing iterations of this device. Have several teams working simultaneously to perfect and bring this device to market.
More like a grenade shoved under your seat.Lightning in a bottle?
How many MJs are in a tank of gas? Exactly:The amount of energy in the Volt battery is 50 Mega Joules. The explosive energy of a hand grenade has about 200 Joules. 50 MJ is enough to accelerate a 200 lb person to 2500 mph. It is equivalent to 30 lbs of dynamite. This much energy doesn't have to explode to cause problems. Loose test leads, screws, aluminum foil, screwdrivers can be deadly. A one ohm short can result in 3000 amps. This can easily fire up to thousands of degrees and start a fire. A lower resistance path can also vaporize a conductor, initiate, and eject a ten thousand degree plasma flash. I can imagine what a trial lawyer could do with this info.
Remember Murphy's law is compulsory. You may have a low probability event, but if you have a million EVs getting charged one or more times a day. Eventually ... boom!