Graphene batteries - batteries of future or not?

New graphene-based battery material has a charging speed 5 times faster than lithium-ion batteries. Standard lithium battery requires charging time of at least an hour to fully charge, while a battery based on the "graphene ball" material would require only 12 minutes to fully charge. Whether this battery would replace the lithium battery?

 

 

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It certainly should if they can come up with a way to make graphene economical - unfortunately, every attempt at creating graphene on the cheap so far has failed. To me - it will be the single most important breakthrough of a generation if it is achieved, the possibilities with graphene are endless

The University of Manchester lists just a few ideas: http://www.graphene.manchester.ac.uk/ 

Lithium Ion batteries are only a small section of the market that be will upturned by graphene IF a breakthrough happens. Until then, Musk can sleep easy.

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This one has real promise though given that it's an actual battery producing corporation that has done the research, and it's less about this being a brand new technology, then a supposedly manufacturing feasible version of something that has been shown in labs.

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Not sure if Musk can sleep easy, especially after the most powerful people in this industry say that China that EV future belongs to China. 

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