25 Apr '16, 5pm

TankTwo Works to Reduce EV Charging Times

TankTwo Works to Reduce EV Charging Times

While many companies are working to reduce EV charging times, TankTwo says it’s contrived a novel way to do it. Instead of figuring out how to squeeze more capacity from batteries, TankTwo’s design involves egg-shaped batteries with lots of contact surfaces. The batteries, which TankTwo calls “string batteries” or “string cells,” also have computerized “brains” to best determine how to route power. SEE ALSO: Which Electric Cars Charge The Fastest? An EV equipped with this system could still use a standard plug for charging, with the same charge times that are available now. But TankTwo is promising that in the event of a need for a quick charge, a charging station properly equipped can literally suck the depleted batteries out, vacuum-style, and then use the same system that sucked the old batteries out to drop new batteries in. All the batteries have to do is touch each o...

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