10-minute charging possible within a few years, scientist believe. Photo: © Nerthuz / Shutterstock.com

Electric cars could be charged in 10 minutes

New battery technology could give electric cars more than 200 miles of charge in as little as 10 minutes, according to new research. “If we have a ubiquitous fast-charging infrastructure on the roadside, drivers need no longer to worry about the cruise range. After driving 200–300 miles per charge, one can pick up another 200–300 miles by charging for 10 minutes,” Dr Chao-Yang Wang, a professor at the Pennsylvania State University and co-author of the study, told the Guardian. The future, Wang said, looks bright. “Our technology is simple but elegant … I guess that it will take two to three years of in-vehicle testing and evaluation before it is used in commercial vehicles.”




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