Aluminum-Air Battery Extends Range of Electric Cars by 400%

DEVICE USES CHEMICAL REACTION OF WATER AND ALUMINUM

JUNE 5, 2014 – A partnership between Israel-based Phinergy and Canada’s ALCOA has resulted in a device called an “aluminum-air battery”, which is a device that is used in conjunction with an electric car’s battery to extend the driving range, sometimes a much as 400% more. For instance, the affordable Nissan Leaf can have its driving range of about 85 miles extended to as much as 300 miles. Owners must add water once a month, and is changed out at a service station possibly once a year. Read more and watch a video on the device being demonstrated on the CBC.ca website here.

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