Improved Lithium Ion Batteries Will Have 20-Year Lifespans

Improved Lithium Ion Batteries Will Have 20-Year Lifespans

Range Govindan
Feb 10, 2010

You know how it goes: the battery in your laptop is running out of juice. You've had it for a few years and now you can barely function for 15 minutes without plugging it in. Well, it seems that Japanese company has made some incredible improvements up that.

These new batteries were developed by the Japanese company Eamex. These batteries will have 10,000-charge cycles and will last almost 20 years! That's pretty amazing. This technology could be easily incorporated into electric vehicles, making them even more efficient. Also, you could replace your generators with a couple of these puppies.

The idea was to work on the electrodes and stabilize them. This prevents the deterioration of the tin, making the batteries able to withstand repeated charges without losing much efficiency. By the end of this year, the batteries that Eamex is developing will be powerful enough to function in electric scooters.

[via CrunchGear, inline photo by CalCars.org]

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