La Mahle Company developed a lithium-ion battery that could enable fast and light charging in just 90 seconds. Sure, it's too small to be useful on bigger cars that consume more, but for two wheels it's perfect. Maybe even for very light tricycles and quadricycles.
The company says the technology to recharge in 90 seconds would make EVs even faster and more practical for short trips and city distribution. Clear as the sun. The battery Mahle (reduced version) could also be used in consumer electronics.
Little giants to recharge
There's more: Mahle's proposed battery technology does not use rare metals, and will be fully recyclable. A big blow also in terms of the necessary environmental sustainability. Recharging the batteries to "drain" the environment is no longer a viable option, and fortunately.
The new battery concept is currently in the prototype stage. It essentially combines the advantages of conventional lithium-ion batteries and those offered by supercapacitors. Not only does it offer fast charging, therefore, but it has a high power density and also a low self-discharge. For the more technical I also add that it has no thermal runaway (the less technical can click the link to understand what it is).
This lithium-carbon battery concept it was presented on the occasion of the Achen Colloquium, a symposium-event of industry experts held in Aachen on 5 and 6 October last.
At the event, Mahle presented not only the battery to be recharged in 90 seconds. The company's plans also include an integrated thermal management system for battery electric vehicles. With this system, the manufacturer wants to optimize the overall efficiency of the vehicles. Its introduction could reduce costs and allow the integration of motor, electronics and battery temperature control into the entire system.
Ambitious goals, which will take (yes, I'm sure) well over 90 seconds.