I wrote an indepth article on Electricnick.com talking about the benefits of such a battery. In a nutshell, the current limitation with modern lithium batteries are long charging period and a relatively low weight to storage ratio, impacting at the moment the consumer’s ideal range for an electric vehicle (EV).
There are many solution, ranging from exotic, and yes, very expensive lithium chemistry, to balancing out the current lithium-ion technology with ultracapacitors. If ultracapacitors are good at charging and discharging fast, they are not suitable for propulsion only. Using them for ancillary, and regenerative braking is a great way to manage the energy load for maximum efficiency.
GE’s graphene storage simple solution
GE’s solution is elegant and simple. If graphene was harvested more or less with scotch tape until now, a team of researchers at GE found a more productive way to create graphene storage. The best part is that it can be done with nothing less than a simple CD-rom burner.
Sometimes solutions are simple, and as we’ve said before, there are more solutions than obstacles.