New Battery Could Charge an Electric Car in 10 Minutes

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A new design for lithium-ion batteries could dramatically reduce charging times. (Credit: buffaloboy/Shutterstock)

Forget the 10 hours it can take to charge your Tesla Model X. A new battery, created by researchers at Penn State, can complete a charge in as little as 10 minutes.

Described in a report published today in Joule, the new lithium-ion battery could top up electric vehicles with 200 miles of charge in a time comparable to filling up a gas-powered vehicle. The technique involves

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