Chakraborty quoted by Inverse about electric vehicle batteries

Inverse spoke to Prabuddha Chakraborty, assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Maine, about a new study featuring a battery for electric vehicles that can charge as fast as 11 minutes. Electric vehicles have historically been expensive and heavy thanks to their large lithium-ion batteries that require more battery replacements than a traditional combustion-powered car. Another challenge facing the electric vehicle market is “range anxiety,” or the fear of running out of charge in the middle of a trip. “If you look closely, all of these problems are related to the battery,” Chakraborty said.