New Super Lithium Ion Battery Could Last Nearly 30 Years

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German scientists are engineering a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery with a projected lifespan of almost 28 years. After this time period, they predict the super li-on battery will still retain 85% of its original charge capacity. The new battery will also allow shorter charging times and improved acceleration, due mostly in part to the high power density of the batteries.

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The researchers, working at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wurttemburg, conducted 10,000 complete charging cycles on the super li-ons, with a complete charge and discharge cycle clocking in at one hour. The battery lost a mere 15% of its original charging capacity, leaving the equivalent of 27.4 years of usage. Hopefully car-to-car transfer is possible; the batteries will probably outlast their charges.

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