Long road trips through the vast expanses of the American Midwest can evoke feelings of uncertainty, especially when you’re unsure where the next gas station might appear. Before the era of smartphones, this situation was akin to an “Exacerbated Emotional Emergency,” as drivers dreaded the looming “E” on the dashboard, signifying an empty fuel tank. The fear of being stranded on the roadside, hoping for assistance and praying for safety, was a familiar road trip nightmare. This was the precursor to “range anxiety” before electric cars came into the picture. Today, many Tesla, Lucid, and Rivian owners experience microbursts of similar anxiety when contemplating the availability of charging stations outside the Bay Area.
While electric charging stations are gradually proliferating across the country, they haven’t achieved the same ubiquity as traditional gas stations. Instead of focusing solely on faster recharging solutions, Professors Soojin Park and Youn Soo Kim from Pohang University of Science & Technology, along with Professor Jaegeon Ryu from Songang University, devised a groundbreaking way to extend the distance electric vehicles can travel before needing a recharge.Continue reading… “Revolutionary Battery Innovation Promises to Alleviate Electric Vehicle Range Anxiety”