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February 22nd, 2010

Electric cars: put battery in the roof

Abstract:
A nanoscale material developed in Britain could one day yield wafer-thin cellphones and light-weight, long-range electric cars powered by the roof, boot and doors, researchers have reported.

For now, the new technology - a patented mix of carbon fibre and polymer resin that can charge and release electricity just like a regular battery - has not gone beyond a successful laboratory experiment.

But if scaled-up, it could hold several advantages over existing energy sources for hybrid and electric cars, according to the scientists at Imperial College London who developed it.

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