Inventor of new lithium-ion battery responds to skepticism

The inventor of a new lithium-ion (Li-on) technology that is purported to be safer, faster-charging, and longer-lasting than today’s rechargeable batteries responded to experts wary of his claim, saying new discoveries invite strong skepticism.

John Goodenough, 94, a professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and co-inventor of the original lithium-ion battery, this week said he demonstrated new battery cells that have at least three times as much energy density as today’s Li-on batteries.

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The lithium-ion battery in a Nissan Leaf.

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