Swedish scientists discovered a way to use the body of a car as a battery
Oct 24, 2018
A team of researchers from the Technological University of Chalmers in Sweden has discovered a new system for storing energy in electric cars. The study shows that the carbon fiber of the vehicle's body can function as the electrodes of the batteries, paving the way for the development of structural batteries. This way, the carbon fiber would operate as part of the car's energy system, enabling a substantial weight reduction for the vehicle. Now, scientists are providing their help to the aeronautics and automotive industries to study the real possibilities of applying the structural battery system.