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Quantum car battery could charge in 90 seconds? - Kyng - 03-29-2022

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A new type of battery charging technology could reduce the charge times of electric vehicles from hours to minutes, researchers claim.

Calculations made by scientists at the Institute for Basic Science in South Korea revealed that so-called quantum batteries would reduce typical home charging times of electric cars from 10 hours to just three minutes.

Charging at supercharger stations would be even quicker, dropping from around 30 minutes to 90 seconds – roughly the same amount of time it takes to fill a fuel-powered vehicle’s tank.

Quantum batteries work through a phenomenon known as superabsorption, which involves a quantum mechanical principle relating to a molecule’s ability to absorb light.

The process reduces the charging time the more the molecules become entangled, meaning a quantum battery’s charge time becomes faster as the size of the battery increases.

Wow, this does sound impressive :O . It's even an improvement over the the 5-minute charging battery I posted about last year (although, that was a conventional lithium-ion battery, rather than a quantum battery)

Of course, this is all highly theoretical at the moment (they don't even have a fully-functioning prototype yet) - but, I hope they can build one sooner rather than later :) !