Has the future arrived without us even realising? American electric carmaker Fisker certainly seems to think so. They are claiming to have patented an all-new solid-state battery that gives a 500-mile range and recharges in just one minute.

This new battery setup features a new three-dimensional structure that increases the surface area contained within the batteries. This according to Fisker, increases the energy density to 2.5 times more than the newest lithium-ion batteries. This design also helps overcome the usual drawbacks suffered by solid-state setups of vulnerability to low temperatures and low power output.

The new future explained

The new future explained

Being new technology means new complexities with Fisker saying that this new battery tech is unlikely to make it into a car you can actually drive until sometime after 2023. When it does arrive, Fisker claim that it could lead to electric cars being capable of recharging at the same time it takes to fill up a modern cars fuel tank.

Not to mention the even bolder claim is that these new batteries will cost less than a third of the price when compared the current leading Lithium-ion units.

So, it’s cheaper, far more efficient, and reliable for daily use but don’t start saving just your cash just yet. Fisker has mentioned that there are various ‘technical bottlenecks’ before this tech gets to production meaning the wait for quickly usable electric tech goes on.

What are your thoughts on the claimed tech from Fisker? Is it the future of just science fiction? Let us know in the comments.

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