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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-13-2018, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Researchers say new 'flow battery' could charge electric cars in seconds

Electric cars could be charged up and ready to go within seconds, according to scientists developing a new type of energy storage system.

Chemists from the University of Glasgow have developed a flow battery system using a nano-molecule that can store electric power or hydrogen gas in a new hybrid energy storage system.

Speaking about their "hybrid-electric-hydrogen" flow battery in the Nature Chemistry journal, they said it was based on the design of a nanoscale battery molecule and that it could release power on demand as electricity or as hydrogen gas - both which could be used to fuel cars.

According to the study, when a concentrated liquid containing the nano-molecules is made, the amount of energy it can store increases tenfold and the energy can be released as either electricity or hydrogen gas, allowing for flexibility in its use.

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It takes years, maybe decades, for these types of innovations to be ready for market .. if there are no dealbreakers, otherwise they don't see the light of day as products.
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I remember at least a decade ago, probably two decades, there was tech that replaced the fluid in batteries for a quick charge. I guess it never worked out, like most breakthroughs.
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We wont see this kind of technology placed into a production vehicle, before we see it tested/used in motorsports. If its not cost effective to use there, then we are still a long ways out from seeing it introduced on passenger vehicles.
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I don't think all good car tech starts in motorsports. Just a lot of it.
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