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Penn State researchers developed a fast-charge EV battery

Written by Kfir Kedem – October 19, 2022

Reviewed by Asaf Kedem

Universities drive the future through their research and development. Recently we have written about TU/ecomotive – a Dutch university initiative which filters CO2 from the air while driving. Penn State also has researchers working on evolving the automotive industry.

The researchers have developed a 265 kW kg EV battery that can be charged up to 75% in just 12 minutes. Having proven the fast-charge abilities, the researchers suggest that current energy dense batteries will go down in density from 150 kWh to only 50 kWh. For now, the goal is to build a 90 kWh battery pack that has a driving range of 300 miles.

Auto Trendy’s take:

Getting energy into the car at a rapid pace is one of the major drawbacks of EV cars when compared to ones with internal combustion engines. With internal combustion engines, fueling takes minutes whereas charging can take hours. To be able to bring down this timeframe and enable a charge-time of around 10 minutes will bring down the anxiety of driving an EV and balance out the difference between the usage of the propulsion technologies.

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