October 13, 2014

YOUR NEXT CAR WILL BE A VOLT:

Scientists build a battery that charges 70 percent in two minutes and lasts for 20 years (Mike Barry, 10/13/14, The Week)

Get ready: In the near future, you may be able to charge your dead smartphone to mostly full during a single commercial break; your Tesla's range will go from zero to hundreds of miles in the parking lot while you make a quick grocery run; and -- best of all -- your devices won't need replacement batteries for two decades. [...]

Because the prototype uses so much existing technology, it may be possible to deliver the super-charged lithium-ion battery to market in just a couple of years.

Posted by at October 13, 2014 5:38 PM
  

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