Fancy charging up your electric car in 10 minutes?

Fancy charging up your electric car in 10 minutes?
 

Imagine being able to charge your electric car in minutes rather than hours, or your smartphone in seconds.
That's the enticing prospect being touted by researchers who reckon they've discovered a new material that could boost the performance of a carbon-based supercapacitor - sometimes called an ultracapacitor - a type of energy storage device that can be charged very quickly and offload its power very quickly, too.
Dr Donald Highgate, director of research at Superdielectrics Ltd, says a material he originally developed for soft contact lenses is also surprisingly good at holding an... read more

 
6 March 2018 in Business, Views: 69
Source: BBC
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