Five-minute battery: Could charging your electric car soon be as quick as filling your tank?

The Telegraph | Jan 19, 2021 at 1:46 PM
  • Electric cars have gradually become as quick, as good-looking and almost as cheap as their petrol-powered counterparts.
  • This is because there’s a limit to how quickly ions can flow through a battery, and in a longer-range battery they can get bunched up, damaging the battery’s anode and causing short-circuiting.
  • For drivers in the UK, the barrier to a five-minute car charge is likely to be availability, both of chargers and of suitable batteries.