Scientists create battery that lasts over 20 years and charges up to 70% in 2 minutes

10/14/2014 - 00:00

Scientists at Nanyang Technology University (NTU) have developed ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes.

The new generation batteries also have a long lifespan of over 20 years, more than 10 times compared to existing lithium-ion batteries.

This breakthrough has a wide-ranging impact on all industries, especially for electric vehicles, where consumers are put off by the long recharge times and its limited battery life.


Yuxin Tang, Yanyan Zhang, Jiyang Deng, Jiaqi Wei, Hong Le Tam, Bevita Kallupalathinkal Chandran, Zhili Dong, Zhong Chen, Xiaodong Chen. Nanotubes: Mechanical Force-Driven Growth of Elongated Bending TiO2-based Nanotubular Materials for Ultrafast Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries (Adv. Mater. 35/2014). Advanced Materials, 2014; 26 (35): 6046 DOI:10.1002/adma.201470238