New battery extends electric car range

A battery for electric cars that boosts the typical range by 35% has been successfully tested by an European battery supplier Axeon, which led the £1.3 million project to develop […]

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By Vicky Ellis

A battery for electric cars that boosts the typical range by 35% has been successfully tested by an European battery supplier Axeon, which led the £1.3 million project to develop the battery, found the range was better compared to a battery of the same weight with existing technologies.

John Laughlin at the Technology Strategy Board, which co-funded the project, said: “We are delighted that our investment in this consortium’s project has yielded such impressive results, as the size and weight of batteries relative to their capacity has been a barrier to the wider take-up of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.”

Lawrence Berns, CEO of Axeon added that the new battery: “represents a real step forward in the development of electric vehicles.”

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