Driving Electric Quicker & Longer
|Source: Penn State University|
Recharges in 10 Minutes with Up to 300 Mile Range
The future of driving green and emissions free is electric. Now a team of engineers at Penn State University has invented a new battery to make that future a lot closer and more doable. Their new lithium-ion battery can be charged in ten minutes, self-heats and provides a driving range up to 300 miles. They envision this being done at local service stations with electric charges for EV's.
Revolutionary New Tech
This new battery is revolutionary. It can be recharged over and over again for up to 500,000 miles of travel. That's a big deal. Some lithium-ion batteries rapidly degrade based on ambient temperatures. This battery overcomes current limitations. The Penn State team has installed nickel foil on the batteries, eliminating lithium plating. The nickel warms quickly through resistance to 140F. That triggers rapid charging bursts of 10 minutes at a time and a ride of up to 300 miles that's all electric.
Future of Electric Driving
Fast charging and longer range driving are the keys to widespread use of electric cars. This is a charge in the right direction from Penn State engineers who are developing it. It's worth watching. The research was supported in part by the US Department of Energy.