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New battery tech may lead to inexpensive, safer electric cars

15 May 2014 | Cnet

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A large portion of the high cost of electric cars comes from their batteries, and the biggest problem for electric car owners is the time it takes to recharge those batteries. A new battery technology from Power Japan Plus promises to alleviate both of those issues, and add improved thermal safety into the bargain. Power Japan Plus announced what it calls the Ryden, or Dual Carbon, battery, with carbon anode and cathode that allows for charging at 20 times the rate of current lithium ion batteries. Further, Power Japan Plus claims the new batteries experience no thermal change while discharging, so electric cars using the new technology would not need a battery cooling system to prevent thermal overrun.


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Dennis Miles

Electric Vehicle Technical Institute Inc.
The genuine advantage is the Zero to 100% usable capacity. Lithium cells are usually only discharged to 20% and charged to 80%of capacity therefore an additional 40% of usable capacity without damaging the battery pack.
added 2014-05-15 19:12:43

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