Perfect for food delivery mopeds, the new design helps reduce city air pollution
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Spotted: German engineering experts MAHLE Powertrain have partnered with Allotrope Energy to create a lithium carbon battery for electric mopeds. The battery is completely recyclable and fully charges in 90 seconds. As an alternative to petrol-powered mopeds currently completing substantial amounts of last-mile deliveries, the new battery could help to significantly reduce urban air pollution.
The battery includes a high-capacity electric double layer capacitor that contributes to its stability and power. The resulting efficiency allows for super-fast recharging without requiring additional cooling systems or additions to electrical grids. The battery is designed specifically to be inexpensive to produce and buy. The relatively small capacity makes it usable in small vehicles. All parts of the battery are recyclable, thereby contributing positively to the movement towards reducing EV waste.
Current EV batteries of a similar size work for up to two years before needing replacement. MAHLE says its battery works for 100,000 cycles.
Electric vehicles are at an exciting development stage, with variations of size, shape and power creating increasingly creative, innovative means for transporting people and goods. Springwise recently spotted solar-powered micro cars as a new public transport option, and the first electric tundra buggy.
Written by: Keely Khoury