Battery charging the car in eight minutes thanks to graphene at the University of Córdoba is created. Spain.
These graphene polymer cells give the car a range of 1,000 kilometers These batteries triple the power of lithium ion and reduce its price by 77%.
If there is something to lose sleep electric vehicle manufacturers are batteries.
It is a requirement of the sector to increase its potency and duration as well as reduce load time
Headaches that are about to come to an end. The production of graphene on an industrial scale, has joined the University of Cordoba for the first graphene polymer batteries. A company will be responsible for the manufacture of the cells, which have already been tested in Córdoba, starting next year. Two of the four major German automotive companies (can not yet reveal names) will begin this month to test the batteries with electric cars. Graphene, discovered in 2004 by Dr. Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov at the University of Manchester, has amazing properties. It is thin, superconducting, transparent and strong. Although it takes years promising to revolutionize the field of batteries, it was difficult to incorporate it into mass production. However, in 2012 the company, in Alicante, became the first global manufacturer of graphene on an industrial scale. From there the main effort has been focused on accelerating the actual applications called 'material god'. The latter comes as a battery. The newly developed technology incorporates graphene polymer composition.
The benefits result in energy density, length, speed of load, weight and price. "It will be a great leap forward for industries such as aerospace, automotive, computer or power supply, improving efficiency and providing opportunities that until now, could only be imagined. The new product, developed by the University of Córdoba, has a power "far superior" to any other technology available in the market, a fact that "minimizes the percentage of wasted energy during use." If lithium ion battery (the most advanced to date) has a density of 180 of graphene exceeds 600. That is, three times the power of current best technology on the market. Also gains in lifetime. Graphenano batteries are able to last up to four times longer than traditional metal hydride and two times more than lithium. For example, "an electric vehicle with this technology could reach 1,000 km of autonomy." And all this with a load of no more than eight minutes. Less weight and cost properties of graphene may also reduce the weight of the batteries 'half' of the conventional, "increasing the performance and autonomy of the machines on which it is applied." The University of Cordoba is now working to reduce the volume to an advanced version of the batteries. Graphene has "high density", so for now the batteries are suitable for electric vehicles (from boats to cars). In the future, the team hopes to reduce its size to incorporate into electronic devices such as mobile phones. Cost is another advantage of graphene batteries, which will manufacture and market. This product will be "up to 77% cheaper" than lithium, "standing within reach of consumers from the same day they go on sale." They will be compatible with existing devices or vehicles, avoiding an adaptation of infrastructure for use and promoting its rapid implementation. Today "Grabat Energy" and "Graphenano batteries" will be a reality.