…or maybe not.
An Israeli tech company, StoreDot, has developed a new technology for rechargeable batteries that utilizes a proprietary blend of amino acids in place of some of the lithium. In the process, they have managed to reduce recharging times for cellphones to 60 seconds, instead of the usual 90 minutes.
As their next trick, they are working on applying this technology to electric car batteries, and they claim that it will enable people to store enough energy for a 150 mile drive in about 5 minutes. If this becomes reality, it could make electric cars much more practical for more consumers.