One of the biggest drawbacks of electric cars is that they take several hours to recharge. This obviously has a huge impact on their practical use.
But thanks to a new type of liquid or flow battery technology, electric cars will soon get recharged in a matter of minutes — and not hours.
According to Phys.org, Prof Lee Cronin, the Regius Chair of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow, UK, might have just developed a whole new type of liquid battery that as much as ten times more energy-dense than all other similar type of batteries currently available in the market.
What does this mean? Unlike a normal electric car which has a solid battery, which takes anywhere between 1 to 12 hours to recharge for the car to move again, the liquid or flow battery developed by Prof Cronin is liquid in nature, rather than a solid.