New battery technology could give electric cars more than 200 miles of charge in as little as 10 minutes, according to new research.
To do so, the team developed a battery that uses thin nickel foil to create an internal self-heating structure. By heating the battery to 60C, then cooling it to room temperature, they were able to charge the battery to 80% in 10 minutes but avoid damaging it, even when repeatedly charged in this way. A Tesla Model S currently takes 40 minutes to charge from a flat battery to 80% using a supercharger.
Well, yes, but doesn’t faster charging mean you need ever bigger and thicker copper cables to pump the ‘leccie in?