Soon this could get you to Scotland
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have unveiled their new “super battery”, which could replace the current lithium-ion tech found in most electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The lithium-oxygen battery has a theoretical energy density ten times that of lithium-ion – which in English would enable a car with a battery that is a fifth of the weight and a fifth of the cost to get from London to Edinburgh on a single charge.
The downside? The tech, according Prof. Clare Grey may still be at least a decade away.
“While there are still plenty of fundamental studies that remain to be done, to iron out some of the mechanistic details, the current results are extremely exciting – we are still very much at the development stage, but we’ve shown that there are solutions to some of the tough problems associated with this technology.”
For some proper science: Sciencemag.org
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