Tuesday, September 27

Tag: Policy/General News

Yes, we can make electric vehicles cheaper and charge them faster, say scientists

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We don't usually bring you automotive news from the American Chemical Society's fall meeting. Come to think of it, someone has to ask chemists why they consider this "fall" [gestures toward outside world of hot summer temperatures and rivers running dry]. But that's the world we live in now, so let's dive into it. Government researchers say they have found a way to reduce the charging time of electric car batteries already in use to about a third of what it is today. It involves artificial intelligence. In a presentation at the ACS Fall 2022 meeting held in August, Principal Investigator Eric Dufek of the Idaho National Laboratory said, "We have dramatically increased the amount of energy that can go into a battery cell by not much time.Fast charging ...