Electric Vehicle - Batteries That Breathe

Yet another great achievement in the field of the electric vehicle; batteries that use air!

In a battery you have what is called the anode and the cathode (the positive and negative) of a battery. In the case of Lithium-Air, the cathode weighs a lot less, since air is used. A great technology, but it still has some practicalities to overcome, such as 'recycling' the Lithium on charging again.

 

 

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Batteries That Breathe Pack More Punch
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2011/02/batteries-that-breathe-pack-more-punch/

Everyone knows the Achilles’ heel of electric vehicle are limited range and long recharge time. A lot of time and money is being spent trying to change that. Lithium-air batteries are a promising technology that theoretically could create batteries the same energy density as gasoline.

(via Instapaper)

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