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NTU develops “ultra-fast” charging li-on battery

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:13 -- Laura Varriale
Nanyang Technological University

Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has developed a lithium-ion battery that can be recharged up to 70% in two minutes.

The battery is also designed to have a lifespan of 20 years. Current batteries have a lifespan of 2-3 years and take about 40 minutes to get up to 80% of charge, according to professor Chen Xiaodong from the School of Materials Science and Engineering at NTU.

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