Promising article based on a new study concerning fast charging electric car batteries.

DC fast charging makes electric cars considerably more practical, allowing drivers to recharge a car’s battery to 80 percent of capacity in half an hour or less.

But quick charging was widely thought to come with a major drawback: While it lowers recharging times, research so far has indicated that fast charging shortens the lifespan of lithium-ion cells.

Now a new study published in the journal Nature Materials (via Green Car Congress) claims quick charging is less damaging than originally thought.

Fast charging itself was found to be less important for battery preservation than the distribution of current through the electrodes…

Read the complete article from Green Car Reports here.

This is great news for Clean Energy electric car owners using the time saving fast charging stations.

Resource: Green Car Reports

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