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Friday, July 20, 2012

An electric car that actually goes far?

July 20, 2012 The performance of new lithium-air batteries is nearly unchanged after 100 charge and discharge cycles, which could bode well for their future use in electric vehicles. (credit: (car) Tony Hisgett/Wikimedia; (graph) Adapted from Z. Peng et al./Science) Researchers have made the first stable lithium-air batteries, Science NOW reports. They may one day give electric cars a driving range similar to today’s gas guzzlers.

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