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Soon electric vehicles could charge faster than your iPhone

By Pranshu Verma

27 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

U.S. government researchers say they’ve found a way to charge an electric vehicle’s battery 90 percent within 10 minutes. The Washington Post reports on how the technology could mark a massive shift.

For many Americans, electric vehicles are alluring up until the point they think about taking it on a long road trip.

A gas powered car will likely let them drive a median of 400 miles on a full tank - and a refill takes minutes. A full charge on an electric vehicle is more likely get them somewhere between 200 to 300 miles, and could take upward of 15 to 3o minutes of charging before hitting the road again.

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