Electric Vehicles, Ontario researchers claim

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Painting of electric carBatteries with triple the range of those that currently power electric vehicles could be on the horizon after researchers at the University of Waterloo in central Ontario made a significant breakthrough in the technology.

A new process discovered there uses negative electrodes made of lithium metal, a material with the potential to dramatically increase battery storage capacity.

“This will mean cheap, safe, long-lasting batteries that give people much more range in their electric vehicles,” Quanquan Pang, who led the research while he was a Ph.D. candidate at Waterloo, said in a news release.

The increased storage capacity, or energy density, could boost the distance electric vehicles are able to travel on a single charge to 600 kilometres, up from the current 200 kilometres

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