China has developed a new kind of car batteryJune 19, 2019
Chinese researchers have developed a high-energy lithium-ion battery technology that can provide a car with a mileage of 300 km in 10 minutes of charging.
The presentation of the technology from the Volta company took place in Hangzhou, Xinhua news agency reported.
“The key to this fast-charging technology is the development of a fast-acting lithium-ion conductive material,” – said Zhou Xiaoping, professor of chemical engineering at Hunan University and head of research projects at Volta.
The material mainly consists of low-impedance ionic compounds, which can not only improve the efficiency of batteries, but also reduce the safety risks associated with the deposition of lithium during charging and discharging, Zhou Xiaoping added.
Volta, together with an unnamed Chinese automaker, has completed testing of new batteries, and they are ready for transfer to an industrial basis.
Industry experts believe that a breakthrough in fast-charging technology will help make electric cars more popular, reduce charging time, and increase safety.
According to the Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Committee of Experts of the State Committee for Energy Resources, Xu Dingming, Volta made further improvements and innovations to the existing technology.
“Industrial production is the next step that will give the Chinese auto industry a new and promising energy momentum and energy storage industry,” he said.
Xu Dingmin noted that a large number of tests are still required before this new technology can trigger a “fast-charging revolution” in the industry and, thus, accelerate industrial transformation and serve green development.
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