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Amazing New Battery Can Charge to 70 Percent in 2 Minutes

by Todd Haselton | October 14, 2014October 14, 2014 1:00 pm PST

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The Motorola Turbo Charger with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 can charge the Moto X (2014) with up to 8 hours of battery life in 15 minutes. That’s already pretty amazing, but there’s a new lithium-ion battery that’s being tested with even more stunning capabilities.

According to Science Daily, researchers at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a battery that’s capable of charging up to 70 percent of its total capacity in just two minutes. We might never have to worry about smartphone or tablet battery life again with this sort of tech, but researchers have their eyes on other industries, like electric cars.

In fact, Science Daily said the beefed up lithium ion batteries will charge 20 times faster than the current electric vehicle solutions — the goal is a full charge in 15 minutes — while also offering up to 10,000 recharge cycles. The greater number of recharge cycles means drivers won’t need to replace the expensive batteries as often. “Equally important, we can now drastically cut down the waste generated by disposed batteries, since our batteries last ten times longer than the current generation of lithium-ion batteries,” NTU Singapore associate Professor Chen Xiaodong explained.

Chen’s goal is to get his new battery tech to the market in two years, Science Daily said. Hit the source for the nitty gritty details on how the new batteries work.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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