New batteries and battery technologies have been rumoured to be advancing for a very long time, yet with more gadgets requiring more juice, none of these innovative batteries have seen the light of day.
Today we learned that a group of scientists from Singapore, have just developed a new lithium-ion battery, able to charge from 0 to 70% in just 2 minutes, and also last for up to 20 years. This means that current generation electric cars can fully charge their batteries in just 15 minutes, and increases their driving range by 20 times.
This new technology, isn’t completely new; it’s actually an improvement on the current technology, making this project much more realistic and feasible.
Graphite, which is the material used for anode in current batteries, has been replaced with titanium dioxide, which, not only is a cheaper material, but also allows for faster charging, and a longer life.
Researchers behind this project have stated, that this new product will be on the market, in the coming two years.