A breakthrough has been made in rechargeable car batteries.
According to the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology on Thursday, its new all-solid-state Lithium metal battery will increase the range of electric vehicles.
Co-produced by Georgia Institute of Technology in the U.S., the battery uses a new type of electrolyte called an "elastomer," which will enable EV drivers to get 8-hundred kilometers out of a single charge.
Currently, the commonly-used Liquid Lithium ion batteries only last for around 500 kilometers.
The new battery is also safer and less likely to catch fire and is expected to be a potential game-changer amid growing demand for electric cars.