StoreDot, a lithium-ion company, specializing in fast charging have produced a battery capable of being charged in 5 minutes. Electric vehicles will soon take 5 minutes to charge, The Guardian reported, a new lithium-ion battery has been produced by Israeli company StoreDot and manufactured by Eve Energy in China. Previously, StoreDot has demonstrated their “extreme fast-charging” batteries in iphones, drones and scooters which they use to showcase to car makers and other companies.
This new battery can be charged in five minutes. It replaces graphite with semiconductor nanoparticles into which ions can pass more quickly and easily. However, it would require higher- powered chargers than the ones used today. StoreDot is planning to deliver 100 miles of charge to a battery in five minutes by 2025. As of now, it can take a car as little as 30 minutes or more than 12 hours to charge depending on the batter and speed of the charger.
Courtest of @theblowup
There are four types of electric vehicles available in Canada today. Battery electric vehicle, plug-in hybrid electric , hybrid electric , and fuel-cell electric . According to Transport Canada, effective May, 2019, battery-electric, hydrogen fuel cell, and longer range plug-in hybrid vehicles are eligible for an incentive of $5,000. Short range plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are eligible for an incentive of $2,500.
In order to be eligible for the Incentives for Zero- Emission Vehicles program, a vehicle must have six seats or fewer which retails between $45,000 and $60,000. If vehicle add-ons such as delivery fees, accessories, and colour, increase the final purchase price, you will still be eligible for the incentive.
According to Electric Mobility Canada, there are approximately 168,000 electric vehicles in Canada.
Electric Vehicles are certainly the future for transportation. They leave a smaller carbon footprint than gas powered cars. Carbon footprint – that is, carbon dioxide and methane – makes up the majority of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2018, transportation accounted for 28% percent of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere in the United States. In the US, transportation is responsible for more carbon dioxide emissions than any other sector, and in Canada transportation is the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions.
Featured Image: Courtesy of StoreDot (left), courtesy of @theblowup (right).
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