Toshiba SCiB Announced for March 2008, Charges in 5 Minutes, Lives 10 Years

Toshiba SCiBToshiba has announced a new battery for electric cars that will probably change the view over them, by substantially decreasing the time taken by recharge. The new battery is called Super Charge ion Battery ( SCiB ) and in just 5 minutes it recharges 90 percent. Also, it has a very long lifespan of more than 10 years, remaining alive after more than 5,000 recharges.

As they’ve stated, after 3,000 recharges it only loses 10 percent of it’s efficiency, unlike other usual batteries currently used in electric cars. Toshiharu Watanabe, Toshiba’s vice president stated that “The excellent performance of the SCiB will assure its successful application in industrial systems and in the electronic vehicles markets as a new energy solution.” and is looking further to cover 10 percent of market by 2016.

via Dodevice

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