06 Sep '12, 12pm

For Electric Car Batteries, The Race for a Rapid Charge

For Electric Car Batteries, The Race for a Rapid Charge The amount of time it takes to recharge lithium-ion batteries has been a major impediment to consumer acceptance of electric vehicles. But a host of companies and researchers are working intensively to develop a battery that can recharge in 10 minutes and power a car for hundreds of miles. by dave levitan If stopping for gas took five or six hours, would you rethink that road trip? How about an hour? When it comes to electric vehicles, topping up the “tank” does indeed take a long time, one of the primary barriers to more widespread adoption of EVs. So it is no surprise that there is an aggressive push to improve batteries and charging infrastructure, with a goal of making a stop for a recharge no different than a stop for gas. But pushing a lot of power into a little battery in a short time presents daunting technica...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/feature/for_electric_car_batteries__...

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