A discovery that could change our world

A major new way to make Lithium-ion batteries could spell some incredible changes for electrically powered items. Some very clever detective work at MIT identified some strange behaviours in the charging process and then found a way to remove these. The result, a 20 fold increase in the speed of battery charging!

In a previous post I talked about the work of Shai Aghassi (formerly of SAP) and his company Better Place.  Without a doubt this will further enhance the work that he is doing. It makes the whole concept of electric vehicles more and more practical with shorter recharge cycles.  Check out the video to the right along with the link in this article to the battery development and I think you’ll agree we’re not far away!

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