Renewable Energy

This battery can charge an electric car in 15 minutes

This new technology uses a cheap titanium dioxide gel, the same kind of material used in sunscreen to absorb UV rays to make batteries. 

A team of researchers in Singapore have developed a next generation lithium-ion battery that can recharge a battery to 70-percent in just two minutes which means it would charge an electric car in just 15 minutes. This amazing battery lasts over 20 years.

The researchers from Nanyang Technological University, claim this new battery technology has a whopping 10,000-cycle lifespan which means you can charge a battery 10,000 times before its max charge starts to reduce.

NTU associate professor, Chen Xiaodong quoted, ‘batteries built with it could hit the market within two years, with an unnamed company already licensing the technology.”

The new battery isn’t new. It’s actually just an improvement upon existing lithium-ion technology. The key comes in the form of nanostructures. This new technology uses a cheap titanium dioxide gel, the same kind of material used in sunscreen to absorb UV rays to make batteries.

The innovation like this battery make a breakthourgh impact on the tech world as they arrive.  Such batteries could be a life-saviour for electric cars.

 

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Kritika Sehgal

A storyteller and a writer from the hills of Shimla, Kritika Sehgal is a tech- savvy and has a strong inclination towards Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and Cryptocurrencies. She is also the founder of storytelling blog ‘Words of Five Senses' and has worked with The Indian Express, CNN News18 and Techseen, Singapore before.

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