Research from Nova Scotia’s Dalhousie University, shows a description of how the battery of an electric car could be boosted to double its capacity.
A relevant spec for any electric vehicle is the range. Usually, this feature is fed by a single charge of the model of car. These are expected to travel long distances before getting a recharge. The lifespan of a power cell usually goes from 300,000 to 500,000 miles. This is a good number, but what if it could last longer? Longer than the car itself.
The research actually found a way to optimize the battery cell with different “ingredients” in it. According to them, the new battery could have double the power and only lose 10% of charging capacity. This could also raise the number of charging cycles to 4,000.
With this new tech revealed, all carmakers could develop better tech for their electric fleet, but Tesla is already in the lead. The company was awarded a patent for batteries with a very similar composition to the ones in the studies. These batteries include such things as artificial graphite, and the creation of a crystal structure that’s less likely to crack. This last one is set up for the improvement of the lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide.
These studies started over 3 years ago in 2016.