batteries May not be the solution of the electric vehicle.
The british company Augmented Optics has revealed that it is studying a new material that could be a revolution in the area of electric vehicles, as would fully re-charge the vehicle in seconds, similar to the time that is normally used to fill the fuel tank.
This new and revolutionary material, a plastic-based employees for soft contact lenses, is being tested by the universities of Surrey and Bristol, and the analysis has already shed some promising results. The new material allows the supercapacitors to be up to 1,000 times more effective that the current.
Augmented Optics is now trying to develop the first prototypes that can be installed in a vehicle, and that could allow a range around 150 miles, about 241 kilometers, which could be recharged completely in seconds, instead of several hours as is usual today.
Currently all electric vehicles to store the charge in batteries.
materialize this progress, you could automatically convert obsolete all existing technology currently, batteries, since this material would give rise to a new generation of supercondesadores, capable of storing huge amounts of energy, and can dispense with the traditional batteries.
A capacitor in itself is not an element of storage of electricity, but form part of an electrical circuit, behaves in precisely this way, storing the energy that it receives during the charging process, the same amount which is then ejected in the process of downloading. A supercondensador is a similar device, but which by their composition are capable of storing huge amounts of energy, several thousands of times more than the capacitors of conventional.
The supercapacitors today are not able to store and maintain the load in a manner as efficient as the batteries, so the new material of this british company promises to equalize the charging of the supercapacitors to a li-ion battery currently available, but with the possibility of a recharge immediately and the costs of production cheaper.