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Electric vehicles can last up to 2414 kilometers! Former Royal Navy Officer invents New Battery
Oct 24,2019 11:38CST
Austin Electric (Austin Electric), a British company with the defunct Austin car company (Austin Motor Company) trademark, will begin using a revolutionary new technology that could allow electric vehicles to last up to 1500 miles (2414 kilometers), according to foreign media reports.
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SMM: according to foreign media reports, Austin Electric (Austin Electric), a British company with the (Austin Motor Company) trademark, which no longer exists in Austin, will begin to adopt a revolutionary new technology that will allow electric vehicles to have a mileage of 1500 miles (2414 kilometers).

You know, Tesla's most popular electric car, the Model S, has a mileage of just 370 miles (595.46 kilometers), and Austin says it plans to start using the technology in new electric vehicles by 2020.

On October 18th local time, Trevor Jackson, the inventor of the technology, signed a multimillion-pound agreement with Austin to sell the technology to Austin.

Trevor Jackson is a British engineer and a former Royal Navy officer. As early as 2001, he began experimenting with the aluminum-air battery while working in the small town of Cornwall in Carrington. At that time, the electrolytes used were highly corrosive and toxic. After years of testing, Jackson has designed a new electrolyte that uses low-purity metals such as recyclable aluminum cans, but the composition of the electrolyte remains a secret and is the core and soul of the fuel cell.

The new aluminum-air fuel cell allows electric vehicles to last up to 1500 miles and is simpler, cheaper and easier to recycle than lithium-ion batteries currently used in millions of electric vehicles around the world. In addition, the new fuel cell is very light and powerful and can power buses, large trucks and even aircraft. Jackson also founded a company called Metalelectrique to commercialize its invention.

In 2017, (UK Trade, and Investment), a British government agency, conducted an independent review of the fuel cell, saying it was based on very mature technology and produced more energy per kilogram than lithium-ion batteries for standard electric vehicles. In addition, two French universities have further validated Jackson's technology.

Such certified tests show that Jackson's fuel cells produce nine times as much energy as lithium-ion batteries. The aluminum-air fuel cell produces nine times as much electricity per kilogram as an ordinary battery.

Jackson also plans to make the fuel cell for electric bicycles to prove that its technology is cheaper and lasts longer than other technologies. He then plans to turn such cars into hybrids by installing aluminum-air fuel cells and motors on the rear wheels of ordinary gasoline and diesel cars.

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