Lucia Gauchia (ECE, ME-EM) discusses graphene batteries in a Business Insider post about Henrik Fisker’s new electric car model. A number of other business, tech and science news media picked up the story including Yahoo! News, the San Francisco Chronicle, seattlePI.com and Latest Nigerian News.
Henrik Fisker is using a revolutionary new battery to power his Tesla killer
We took a closer look at the battery technology Fisker is promising to use, which he refers to as “the major leap, the next big step.”
Rather than working with conventional lithium-ion batteries, Fisker is turning to graphene supercapacitors.
Graphene is both the thinnest and strongest material discovered so far.
“Graphene shows a higher electron mobility, meaning that electrons can move faster through it. This will, e.g. charge a battery much faster,” Lucia Gauchia, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and energy storage systems at Michigan Technological University, told Business Insider. “Graphene is also lighter and it can present a higher active surface, so that more charge can be stored.”