Phinergy, Alcoa, Demonstrate 1000-Mile Range-extending Electric Car Battery

When it comes to electric car range, Tesla’s all-electric Model S sedan with optional 85 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack is unarguably champion among production electric vehicles. While its EPA rating is just 265 miles per charge, it’s possible to push range well beyond 300 miles with the right person behind the wheel.

But that 300 miles range pails into insignificance next to an aluminum air battery demonstrated at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada June 2. Capable of more than 1,000 miles without needing a charge, the all-new battery could make it possible to drive from Portland to Los Angeles on a single charge.

The product of a joint partnership between Israeli firm Phinergy and lightweight metals manufacturing engineering specialist Alcoa, the new EV-ready aluminum Air battery is far more energy dense — meaning it can store more energy per unit volume —  than the lithium-ion battery packs found in today’s modern electric cars.

Source: NIKKI GORDON-BLOOMFIELD, Transport Evolved

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New battery ‘charges 20 times faster; gives electric cars a 300-mile range

Is this what the electric car dreamers have been waiting for? Power Japan Plus is to mass-produce this year “Ryden,” a disruptive carbon battery that can be charged 20 times faster than an ordinary lithium-ion cell.

The battery, said to cheap to manufacture, safe, and environmentally friendly, could massively improve the range and charging times of electric cars, Gizmag reports. The range it is said could be a staggering 300 miles .

According to the company, their technology would allow you to charge the battery of a Nissan Leaf in 12 minutes instead of four hours. There would be a charging time of 42 minutes for the 85 kWh battery of a top of the line Tesla Model S.

The battery has a long lifetime of 3,000 charge/discharge cycles (Li-ion’s life is closer to 1,000 cycles)

Power Japan is planning to start production of 18650 dual carbon cells later this year for specialty applications such as medical devices and satellites. They plan to license the technology to other companies for use in electric vehicles.



Source:  NOEL YOUNG, The Drum

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