British company Oxis Energy believes its high capacity lithium-sulfur batteries, which hold up to five times more energy per weight than lithium-ion cells, are ready to vastly increase the range of electric aircraft.
Maersk has teamed with Trident Maritime Systems to create a 600 kWh container battery that can be placed on a container-hauling ship to provide power. The battery is now en route to be installed on the Maersk Cape Town container vessel.
People will stop complaining about EV range the minute fast charging is a reality, and startup Piëch reckons it's got the goods to deliver an 80 percent charge on a 500-km-range battery in 4 minutes, 40 seconds, vastly quicker than anything else on the market. Why not just launch the battery, then?