New Energy-Dense Battery Could Enable Long-Distance Electric Cars


A company formed in California recently took a government grant and created one of the most energy dense batteries ever seen. The company, Envia System, says its new lithium ion batteries hold about twice as much as current batteries. The battery has cycled nearly 400 times in testing, and it is still going.

The new batteries could reduce the amount of batteries needed in electric cars by half and cost less than half of what current batteries cost nowadays. Although the batteries need to be tested with specific manufacturers to determine full usage limitations, it has been said that the battery may allow a Nissan LEAF for example, to travel 300 miles on a single charge as opposed to the current 80 miles.

article: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=new-energy-dense-battery-could-enable-long-distance-electric-cars

Posted by: Bryan Fusfield

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