Samsung lithium-ion cell to recharge to 80 percent in 20 minutes

Samsung SDI battery plant in Xi'an, China

The limitations of current lithium-ion battery-cell technology pose a hindrance to more widespread adoption of plug-in electric cars. Relatively short ranges and long charging times accorded by current lithium-ion cells still limit the appeal of electric cars in the minds of many new-car buyers. Now Samsung SDI—the South Korean electronics… …read more