Electric cars today are more and more tightly included inour daily life with you. In almost any large metropolitan city (including our country), you can find a charging station for the same Tesla electric car. And in fact, one of the main problems of modern electric cars lies in the battery capacity. They are still not as powerful as we would like. However, everything can change thanks to the invention of British engineer Trevor Jackson.
How to make electric car batteries more capacious
Surely you (like us until today for) are nothave heard anything about Trevor Jackson. But he, meanwhile, managed to work as an engineer for companies such as Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems (a UK defense company engaged in the development of weapons, information security, aerospace), and also serve as an officer in the navy Her Royal Majesty.
According to the Daily Mail, at the beginningIn the 2000s, Mr. Jackson thought about the fact that traditional lithium-ion batteries are outdated and it is necessary to somehow modify this technology. Then, of course, the engineer did not even think about electric vehicles. He simply decided to develop a more capacious battery based on aluminum than lithium-ion analogues. In addition, Trevor Jackson decided to use an environmentally friendly substance as an electrolyte. It took almost 18 years to develop. During this time, the British developed an environmentally friendly battery that is suitable for use in any field - from the creation of ordinary batteries to batteries for electric vehicles and even aircraft. But not everything was so smooth.
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Since the engineer showed 10 years agoa prototype of his device to companies involved in the field of electrification, he was under pressure from the automotive industry. The battery was called unverified, and its capabilities - overpriced. How overpriced? Well, let's say, according to the engineer, Jackson's battery holds nine times more kilowatt-hours of electricity per kilogram than a lithium-ion one. Want a simple example? Please: if you put a battery comparable in weight and size to the Tesla Model S, then the range of the electric car will increase from 600 to almost 2,400 kilometers.
The breakthrough in my experiments came whenI found a new electrolyte formula - non-toxic and non-caustic. I even drank it when I showed it to investors to prove it was safe, ”says Trevor Jackson. In addition to safety, the electrolyte also has another important advantage - it can work with low-quality metal, for example, with recycled soda cans. However, I keep his formula in the strictest confidence.
And this could be mistaken for another "duck",if not for a couple of buts. First, an independent peer review by UK Trade and Investment, a government agency in 2017, concluded that Jackson’s battery is truly “up to date” and based on “credible technology.” In any case, we will follow the development of events and if this story has new details, you will be the first to know them in our news channel in Telegram.
And secondly, the engineer has already signed a multi-milliona contract with the British company Austin Electric, which will produce batteries using Mr. Jackson's technology. Of course, nobody will immediately install them on electric cars. First, it is planned to use a new type of battery in Asian tricycles (motor rickshaws), then in electric bicycles and scooters, and then the turn of electric cars will come. It is reported that in a free sale batteries of a new type may appear as early as 2020.