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Six-minute lithium battery recharge for phones and cars on way




Sawston-based Echion Technologies is developing 1kg of new battery material a day thanks to technology developed by co-founders, Jean de la Verpilliere, CEO, and Alex Groombridge, CTO, right. Picture: Keith Heppell
Sawston-based Echion Technologies is developing 1kg of new battery material a day thanks to technology developed by co-founders, Jean de la Verpilliere, CEO, and Alex Groombridge, CTO, right. Picture: Keith Heppell

Echion Technologies, the Sawston-based battery specialist spun out of Cambridge University, is preparing to commercialise technology which has been trialled to allow charging times for both mobiles and electric cars to drop to six minutes.

The development could revolutionise the electric transport era, allowing electric car owners to recharge at any garage over a cup of coffee rather than having to stay close enough to recharge overnight at home.

The restrictions are being lifted thanks to technology which involves replacing graphite with a new material, possibly a compound - but Dr Jean De La Verpilliere isn't saying what.



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