« Massless » carbon fiber battery doubles as a structural component

« Massless » carbon fiber battery doubles as a structural component

From electric planes that can only fly for so long to electric cars that need to pull over for a recharge every few hundred miles, heavy, bulky batteries are a huge, limiting factor in how far these types of vehicles can travel. Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology have been exploring an interesting alternative to these conventional energy storage solutions and are claiming a big breakthrough, demonstrating a new type of « massless » battery that could work as a power source and structural component of a vehicle at the same time. [Lire plus…]