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Scientists develop liquid battery that charges in seconds

by Futures Centre, Aug 16
1 minute read

Scientists at the University of Glasgow have developed a liquid battery which could charge electric cars in seconds.


The technology uses a metal oxide, described by the researchers as an “exotic rust”, that can be charged with electricity when added to water. It is this liquid that would be used to charge electric batteries allowing them to be “recharged” in roughly the same length of time as petrol cars. The old battery liquid would be removed at the same time and recharged for future use. The researchers say this would provide the same distance-range as conventional fossil fuels.


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