Filling up an electric car battery like a gas engine ??? Cleantech News and Analysis


“A battery is made up of an anode on one side and a cathode on the other, with an electrolyte in between. For a zinc battery, zinc ions travel from the anode to the cathode through the electrolyte, creating a chemical reaction that allows electrons to be harvested along the way. Eos could create a system that could plug into one of its used flow batteries and pump out the used electrolyte, with the zinc dissolved in it, and pump in new electrolyte with new zinc to created a newly charged battery. Envision pulling into a gas station and taking a few minute to fill ???er up with electrolyte.

O.K., the idea is still in the very earliest stages of research and development and concept.”

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