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Fast-charging damages electric car batteries

Commercial fast-charging stations subject electric car batteries to high temperatures and high resistance that can cause them to crack, leak, and lose their storage capacity, write engineers at the University of California, Riverside in a new study published in Energy Storage. To remedy this, the researchers have developed a method for charging at lower temperatures with less risk of catastrophic damage and loss of storage capacity. The research is led by ECE Professor Mihri Ozkan and ME Professor Cengiz Ozkan. See the full story at UCR News.

The work is also featured in the Engineer magazine.