NASA’s New ‘Incredible Battery’ Can Charge Electric Cars in 5 Minutes

NASA scientists have just announced an “incredible battery” that “exceeded all initial expectations” and could charge electric vehicles in just five minutes.

In communicatedthe American space agency explains that this new technology is very lighter, safer, more powerful and more efficient than current lithium batteries. The battery provides 500 watt hours per kilogram, twice the best car batteries running. It can even triple that amount.

The NASA technology was developed for use on the International Space Station, but researchers say it can also be used to charge electric vehicles.

The complex cooling technique was developed to help certain electrical systems maintain appropriate temperatures in space, explains the Business Intern.

This is great news for the Portuguese, as the government has decided to extend the incentive program for the purchase of emission-free vehicles.

However, the potential of this technology goes far beyond our reality. O The confidential write until you can make electric airlines possible.

Recently, more and more startups are exploring the idea of ​​electric planes in an effort to reduce the aviation industry’s greenhouse gas emissions – which represent 3% of global emissions.

The problem is that currently, electric planes can only carry about ten passengers a day. only about 50 kilometersaccording to a recent analysis.

The limitation is the battery, mainly the amount of energy that can be stored in a small space, sums up the MIT Technology Review.

Rocco Viggiano, an engineer at NASA’s Glenn Research Center and principal investigator, says the project is reaching “a new frontier in battery research that can do much more than lithium-ion batteries.”

“The possibilities are quite incredible”predicts the NASA engineer.

Viggiano guarantees that “its design not only eliminates between 30 and 40% of the weight battery, as well as double or even triple the energy it can storefar exceeding the capabilities of the most advanced lithium-ion batteries on the market.

Currently, an electric car can take anywhere from less than 20 minutes — at some public fast-charging stations — to hours or days — using home chargers. NASA’s new technology could drastically reduce the waiting time, limiting it to just five minutes.

The combination of features of the new battery, according to NASA, will allow it to be used in mid-range electric aircraft, which was impossible until now.

According to the space agency, the battery exceeds all minimum density requirements for power, power, size, scalability and security necessary for aeronautical applications.

Daniel Costa, ZAP //

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