Future electric car batteries can be fully charged in 3 minutes., Electric Vehicle News Bitesize
Future electric car batteries can be fully charged in 3 minutes., Electric Vehicle News Bitesize

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The inventors of a new battery for electric cars claim it can be fully charged in less than three minutes and last “twice as long” as current options – which could be the key to getting us to stop diesel and petrol.

Harvard-backed startup Adden Energy claims it has developed a new battery that can be fully charged in minutes and last for up to 20 years.

The company has secured £4.45 million ($5.15 million) in funding to bring the battery to the general market, hoping it will encourage people to ditch petrol in exchange for Electric Vehicle charging.

Adden Energy CEO William Fitzhugh said he wanted to create a battery that would last as long to charge as it would take to refuel – and remove a major hurdle for the average driver to adopt an electric vehicle.

Fitzhugh said: “Complete electrification of the vehicle fleet is one of the most meaningful steps we can take to fight climate change.

“However, broad adoption of electric vehicles requires batteries that can meet a diverse set of consumer needs… EVs need to recharge at comparable times to internal combustion vehicles, essentially in the time you’d currently spent at the gas pump.”

A scientific advisor to Adden Energy, Xin Li, added: “Electric vehicles cannot remain a luxury fashion, literally the ‘one percent’ of vehicles on the road, if we are to make progress toward a clean energy future, and the US won’t have a used-car market if Electric Vehicle batteries only last 3 to 5 years.”

Technology like this is vital to the future of electric vehicles, especially in the UK, where the government wants to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030.

That means drivers will have to think twice before switching cars or at least going to a used car dealership for the next seven or eight years.

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