Electric cars have been around for a few years now but they still have plenty of negative points that put a lot of people off owning one. One of the disadvantages of electric cars is how long they take to charge. Unlike in a petrol car, where if you are low on fuel you can just pull up at a station refuel and be on your way, electric cars can take hours to charge.

Scientists have now invented a new type of battery for the electric car that is cheap and recharges in just ten minutes! This could be a real game changer for the electric car industry going forward.

The battery has a self heating core to speed up charging time. They can actually drive an impressive 250 miles on one charge and be fully charged again within ten minutes.

You may wonder if this means that the car will lack in performance, but you couldn’t be more wrong. Cars with this battery fitted could do 0 to 60 in less than 3 seconds, making them the perfect addition to any sports car. The battery is made from cost effective material allowing the manufacturing costs to be kept down as it doesn’t contain the expensive materials that conventional lithium ion batteries need.