Gallery: Envia Systems Announces New World Record For Lithium-Ion Batte...

 

Lithium-ion batteries are widely considered to be the ‘next big thing’ in electric vehicle power systems, but their storage capacity is still a cause for concern. That could be about to change though as California-based Envia Systems announced this week that they’ve broken the world record for energy density in a rechargeable lithium-ion cell. Their automotive-grade battery reportedly has a density of 400 Watt-hours/kilogram (Wh/kg) – that’s two to three times higher than the batteries that are currently available. Best of all, Envia believes that their breakthrough could halve the current price of lithium-ion batteries, making the technology more accessible.

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  1. rreed2000 August 27, 2012 at 10:58 am

    And exactly when do they expect these batteries to be available to consumers? I drive a Nissan Leaf and would love to have 200-300 miles range. But I’m concerned that this claim, like so many others, may be just vaporware.

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