Electric and hybrid sales are growing worldwide. There are challenges for industries and consumers of electric or hybrid cars. But according to a new technology from Purdue researchers, people will soon be able to drive cars that are powered by ‘Instantly Rechargeable’ batteries which are also called as ‘Ifbattery’. These batteries are considered safe, affordable and eco-friendly. The process of recharging both electric and hybrid vehicle batteries would be similar to that of refuelling with gas. But instead of using fossil fuels, electricity will be used to do so.
Eric Nauman co-founder of If-battery and a purdue professor of mechanical engineering , basic medical sciences and a biomedical engineering said, “Designing and building enough of these recharging station requires massive infrastructure development, which means the energy distribution and storage is being rebuilt at tremendous cost to accomodate the need for continual local battery recharge.”
He also said, “If-battery is developing an energy storage system which would enable drivers to fill up their electric or hybrid vehicles with electrolytes to re-enrgize spent battery fluids. It is much like refuelling their gas tanks.”
If-battery depends on an energy storage system. It helps drivers to fill up on fluid electrolytes in order to re-energize used battery fluids. Drivers need to keep their cars fully charged from time to time which is a greatest hurdle for them. The If-battery team is waiting to find additional financing as the researchers are hoping to soon build large-scale prototypes and find manufacturing partners.