Engineers from Penn State University are working on a new lithium iron phosphate battery that could provide electric vehicles (EVs) with 400 km-worth of range and charge in as little as 10 minutes. If successful, the new battery could significantly reduce the anxiety that owners of EVs have about running out of change on the road.
“We developed a pretty clever battery for mass-market electric vehicles with cost parity with combustion engine vehicles,” said co-author Chao-Yang Wang. “There is no more range anxiety and this battery is affordable”.
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