Electrifying new battery technology

One of the major obstacles to creating cars with electric engines, or producing energy from solar power, is that the storage capacity of today’s lithium batteries is rather limited, and once it is used up it can take hours to recharge. But according to an article in the Toronto Star, a new technology may be on the horizon that could change all this. Created by a company called EEStor, this solid state battery differs radically from the chemically based ones that we presently use, and the developers claim it not only has 10 times the punch of today’s batteries, but it can also be recharged in a matter of minutes rather than hours. Since it also can be recharged up to one million times, it’s little wonder researchers say this new battery technology sounds truly electrifying.

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