Gallery: New Lithium-Air Batteries Could Go 500 Miles on a Single Charg...

 

Researchers at the materials research division of Risø DTU in Denmark are developing a new lithium-air (Li-air) vehicle battery that is lightweight, holds a lot of energy, and could enable car-makers to fully electrify larger vehicles. Theoretically, Li-air batteries could have the same energy density as gasoline, which would make it feasible to electrify large tractor-trailer trucks that can’t run on present-day lithium-ion batteries. Researchers working on the batteries believe they can power a vehicle for up to 500 miles on a single charge — no gasoline required.

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  1. Charles3000 April 14, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    The article says “If we succeed…”. Seems as if the folks at Excellatron have already demonstrated working Lithium-Air batteries while the rest of the world is still trying to figure it out. They are also projecting 1,000.

  2. caeman April 12, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Tractor trailers run on diesel, not gasoline.

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