“When the scientists tested the material in the laboratory, cycling stability improved and capacity degraded only slightly over 10,000 cycles. The material also charged very quickly – within less than two minutes.”
See Charged EVsIt used to be said that if you had enough monkeys typing long enough great works of literature would form. I guess it’s even better when you turn loose ingenious scientists and engineers and command them to “Make a better lithium cell!”. Every few weeks there’s some breakthrough or other.
This one’s a biggy. Guys have figured out how to make a better electrode that doesn’t deteriorate much in cycling the battery. 10000 cycles fast-charging, say once a day, is 27 years of driving my Solo 100 miles a day, a million miles. I’d say that’s close enough to perfect. Even if these things cost a bit more to make it eliminates costly replacement of the battery in the lifetime of the car. That’s perfect.
I’m happy with Solo as is. Life with EVs continues to improve. May the best technology win and it’s not burning petroleum and rubbing its molecules to pieces and spewing heat and hot exhaust gas into the air.