Breakthru Battery for Electric Cars
|Source: University of Glasgow - Scottish Battery Tech|
A team of scientists from the University of Glasgow in Scotland have developed a new battery technology that charges electric and hydrogen powered cars in seconds. It could make these renewable, alternative energy vehicles real contenders.
This battery breakthrough is a big deal because currently it takes hours to charge electric cars. The new Scottish system uses nano-molecules that allow energy to be stored and then outputted as electricity or hydrogen gas. Both are emissions free.
According to the scientists, the secret ingredient in their battery breakthrough is "exotic rust". It's a metal oxide that when added to water can be charged with electricity. The battery is at the prototype stage.
The new technology allows electric or hydrogen car refueling much the same as getting gas at a gas station. The rust liquid is removed with a special nozzle at the pump and then the car is refueled with a second nozzle. All of it is done in a matter of seconds. They call it the "flow" liquid battery and it could make electric and hydrogen cars come into their own.