Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Supercharges Electric Cars

 - Jan 8, 2011   Updated: May 19 2011
References: technewsdaily & news.rpi.edu
The agonizingly slow speed at which electric car batteries charge is one problem that Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is seeking to eradicate.

This company has drastically reduced the amount of time it takes to charge electric batteries through the use of 'nanoscoops,' which allow full charge at almost 60 times faster than usual. The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and their work is something to keep an eye on.

Implications - Remarkably, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's technology has made it possible to charge a Nissan Leaf with a regular household outlet in jus 8 hours. Typically, doing the same thing without their solution would take well over 200% longer to accomplish. That is truly no mean feat!