This new car battery recharges in 15 minutes

Electric cars are the future of the automobile. But these still take too long to recharge.

What if charging your phone or electric car only took a few minutes. While the energy transition is underway in the automotive world, electric cars are still struggling to find followers, they take much too long to recharge. But things could change soon.

Indeed, Japanese researchers have developed a brand new material capable of saving time during long recharging phases. According to the first results published by the Japanese research team from the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, they succeeded in making carbon anodes (the negative poles of the battery). ( This change, which may seem insignificant, is actually a great find.

A system that can still be improved

This makes it possible to recharge the batteries more quickly, but also to give them even greater autonomy. Scientists are very satisfied with their first results and promise a full battery recharge in 15 minutes maximum.

Another very good point for this new polymer, the latter would indeed be able to conserve 90% of its energy even after 3000 recharging cycles. According to initial estimates and durability tests, this should allow us to offer batteries with much longer lifetimes than what we currently know.

But the researchers do not intend to stop there. Indeed, they think they can still modify the structure of the polymer to boost its performance. Many scientists are working today to improve the capacities of electric batteries. Last November engineers at automaker Ford, working with researchers at Purdue University, developed a charging cable capable of sustaining very high electrical voltage without heating up.

Result, a refill advertised as as fast as for a full tank of gasoline. This revolutionary process could change the face of electric car recharging in the coming years, at least it has the ambition.

Electrification in progress

In a nascent electric automobile market, innovations abound, and few automakers have yet to take the plunge. If the marketing methods used to sell these electric cars are not always the same, the result is there: the fleet is electrified.

Recently it was Joe Biden, a resident of the White House who implemented a new restrictive law for car manufacturers, forcing the latter’s hand to turn to electric cars, or at least hybrids. A temporary solution that seems to be preferred while waiting for the world of 100% electric to make its ranges.

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