EV Range Set To Triple With New Lithium Battery Breakthrough

21 Dec 2017   Electric Cars

The University of Waterloo researchers breakthrough involves the use of negative electrodes (the anode) made of lithium metal, a material with the potential to dramatically increase battery storage capacity. Quanquan Pang, who led the research while he was a PhD candidate at Waterloo said, “This will mean cheap, safe, long-lasting batteries that give people much more range in their electric vehicles.” The increased storage capacity, or energy density, could boost the distance electric vehicles are able to travel on a single charge, from about 200 kilometers to 600 kilometers (360 miles). (Click to enlarge) A single ion conducting protective layer is created on the lithium surface. Image Credit: The University of Waterloo. Click image for the largest view. The team’s research paper has been published in the journal Joule, which at this writing is open access. Related: Houthi Missile Targeting Riyadh Palace Intercepted In creating the technology, Pang and […]

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