Battery Design ‘Could Charge Electric Cars in 10 Minutes’

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Fast-charging of electric vehicles is seen as key to their take-up, so motorists can stop at a service station and fully charge their car in the time it takes to get a coffee and use the toilet – taking no longer than a conventional break.

It will tackle “range anxiety”, in which drivers fear running out of juice before they reach their destination on a long journey.

But rapid charging of lithium-ion batteries can degrade the batteries, researchers at Penn State University in the US say.

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