Gallery: New Axeon Battery Could Extend Electric Car Range by 35%


UK manufacturer Axeon has successfully led a consortium to develop a new battery pack that could extend the range of electric vehicles by 35 percent. That would be enough to make your Chevy Volt go 50 miles instead of 37 (our real-world range), without ever engaging the engine generator. Thirty-five percent more EV power may sound like modest gains until you consider that electric cars with range extenders like the Volt are already on the cusp of being useful to people who live in the country outside of urban centers. With just 35% more power, folks living as much as 20 miles from towns could enjoy the full benefits of electric cars and range-extended EVs. It could even make fully electric cars viable for people who live deep in the countryside – which is a lot of people in the U.S.

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1 Comment

  1. caeman September 29, 2011 at 9:57 am

    This promising! Now you have my attention, being a mid-deep country dweller.

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