Like all batteries, the batteries found in electric cars have a limited lifespan. This means that eventually at some point in time, they will start to degrade in which they will stop offering up the same range as they once did when they were brand new. However, researchers are hoping to fix it.

In a paper published in the The Journal of the Electrochemical Society, researchers at Halifax, Nova Scotia’s Dalhousie University could have potentially found a way to double the current lifespan of lithium-ion batteries. As it stands, batteries powering our electric cars are estimated to last 500,000 miles, but if this research proves successful, it could double that amount where it could last 1 million miles.

In addition to lasting 1 million miles, this research suggest that the battery could last for 4,000 charging cycles while only losing 10% of its charging capacity as it reaches the end of its lifespan. Now, most car owners probably do not drive their cars until the 1 million mile mark, but it seems that this battery tech could use useful for vehicles that are constantly on the road, like taxis, delivery trucks, and so on.

We’re not sure when we can expect to see these batteries make their way into electric cars, but we imagine that it will probably be a while, so don’t hold your breath just yet.

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