A major breakthrough could deal with the panic of electric vehicles' owner when it comes to keeping their car on the road for a longer period of time. Scientists might rely on nanotechnology to innovate the battery, in order to allow an average hybrid to reach its destination within the next 500 miles, after just one charge.
A recent study showed that the American clients aren't satisfied with the present potential of the battery which equips the hybrid vehicles, now able to display a 100-miles range.
We can only imagine how profit margins will grow once the researchers will come up with the innovation which will make cars able to roll on the streets for a 5 times longer period of time.
The weaknesses of the entire green car system are triggered by the batteries' minuses. Scientists are aware of this fact and hope that nanotechnology will provide an effective answer to this problem, since the popularity of cars is unlikely to decrease in the near future.
“Most people on the planet want to own a car. I think that’s not going to change,” declared Winifried Wilcke, an IBM
IMB became famous worldwide after its team invested the floppy disk, the hard drive and the barcode. Now it is time for them to say a few things about the hybrid vehicle industry.
First off all, the lithium-ion battery is heavy and inefficient, being unable to power the car for only 75 miles on a single charge. Second, it is expensive, and it also determines the high price of the car.
The proper answer seems to be a lithium-air battery, which involves oxygen to form lithium oxide, the same amount which would go back into the atmosphere when the car would be recharged. So this entire process would make the battery lighter and much more energy-efficient.
IBM is aware of the fact that a major company doesn't have to build its projects at the environment's expense and furthermore, that it owes a lot to the entire ecosystem, which suffered more or less under its influence.
“A high-tech company has an obligation really, to help the environment and the world,” concluded Wilcke.
IBM says that it is likely for the lithium-air long-range battery to become a dream come true on a large commercial scale until 2020.
This action would give a significant boost to the entire hybrid vehicle industry, making drivers completely forget about the benefits provided by the dirty and pricey oil industry.