Batteries capable of fully charging in five minutes have been produced in a factory for the first time, marking a significant step towards electric cars becoming as fast to charge as filling up petrol or diesel vehicles. Electric vehicles are a vital part of action to tackle the climate crisis but running out of charge during a journey is a worry for drivers. The new lithium-ion batteries were developed by the Israeli company StoreDot and manufactured by Eve Energy in China on standard production lines.
Guardian 19th Jan 2021 read more »
Scientists have invented a new type of electric vehicle battery that is cheap, recharges in just 10 minutes, and will make any car “drive like a Porsche”. The lithium-ion phosphate batteries have a self-heating core to speed up charging and recharging. They can run for 250 miles on a single charge and recharge in just 10 minutes, the team from Penn State university in the US claims.
iNews 18th Jan 2021 read more »