Governments are turning to economic incentives, including tax credits, and to manufacturer phaseouts to replace internal combustion engine cars with electric vehicles (EVs). For EVs to fully live up to the standards that many drivers have come to expect, however, they need to reliably travel as far as their petroleum-burning counterparts in the same amount of time. To do so in a sustainable way requires developing small, energy-dense batteries that charge quickly. Chao-Yang Wang of Pennsylvania State University and his colleagues now demonstrate a method for recharging state-of-the-art EV batteries in just 10 minutes .
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