This Guy Switches Out A Car Battery For 1,000 AA’s
And it worked! He lined up the eight batteries in the rows in order to get the voltage potential up (1.5 volts per cell times eight is 12 volts), and he lined up each of the rows in parallel (96 parallel rows of eight AAs) to yield enough current to turn the motor over.
The original poster, Vlad, has proven that it only takes 768 batteries to start a vehicle—and to do it multiple times, to boot. Not bad, especially since the volume of all of those cells combined really isn’t that much bigger than a regular lead-acid cell. Obviously, logistically and financially it doesn’t make much sense, but it’s still pretty cool to know it can be done.