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How far can electric cars really travel on a single charge? New study reveals true range of electric cars

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The term ‘range anxiety’ is a relatively new expression, but is becoming more and more pertinent as car manufacturers commit to making electric cars in place of traditional fossil-fuel-powered petrol and diesel motors. The likes of Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover have already committed to halting production of petrol and diesel cars by 2020, with other…

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Breakthrough in energy storage technology could mean electric cars may soon have the same range as petrol and diesel cars

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Researchers at Bristol University and Surrey University have claimed a breakthrough in energy storage technology that could see electric cars driven as far as petrol and diesel cars, and have the ability to recharge in a matter of minutes rather than hours. The two teams have developed a ‘next-generation’ material for supercapacitors, which store the…

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