GAUNGZHOU, China - Chinese startup Greater Bay Technology has claimed that its new electric vehicle (EV) battery can work in any weather. Called the Phoenix cell, the battery uses superconducting materials and thermal management to bring freezing temperatures to normal room temperature in just five minutes, Ameya Paleja reports for Interesting Engineering. Continue reading original article.
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12 June 2023 - While the Chinese company has its eyes on the ground, the cold-weather EV battery, which utilizes superconducting materials and thermal management to keep the batteries warm, and therefore efficient, could translate into effective tech for the burgeoning electric flight sector.
Paleja writes that the next-generation Phoenix cell can deliver a range of 621 miles (1,000 km) on a single charge. According to Greater Bay, the use of superconducting materials and thermal management technology in the cell ensures that the battery can be heated back from temperatures as low as -4 Fahrenheit (-20 degrees Celsius) to 77 Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius) in just five minutes.
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