Fast-charging lithium battery seeks to eliminate ‘range anxiety’

January 16, 2024 – Lithium-ion batteries are among the most popular ways to power electric vehicles and smartphones. The batteries are lightweight, reliable and relatively energy efficient. However, they take hours to charge and they do not have the capacity to absorb large power surges.
A team from Cornell University has developed a new lithium battery that can be charged in less than five minutes – faster than any battery, according to Cornell – while maintaining stable performance over longer charge and discharge cycles. The results of the research into the new battery were published on January 16 in the journal Joule, titled ‘Fast-charge, long-duration storage in lithium batteries’. According to Cornell, the new battery could allay the fears of drivers who worry that electric vehicles cannot travel long distances without time-consuming charging.

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