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Batteries that charge your Smartphones in 15 minutes to be a reality soon!

Made out of wonder material, Graphene, the battery has the potential to revolutionise the world of battery technology

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  • Unveiled by Chinese company Dongxu Optoelectronics at an event in Beijing at the beginning of July, the battery pack is called the G-King
  • The Chinese company claims that the battery regains its lost charge in a matter of 13-15 minutes
  • Apart from smartphones, these batteries might be a breakthrough in the world of electric cars as well

While the companies selling smartphones and batteries continue to boast about fast recharging systems, but how fast can they really be? Can they recharge your phone completely in less than 15 minutes? Well, it is now possible with the coming of the world’s first ‘ Graphene’ battery pack.

Here is everything that you need to know about the world’s fastest battery recharging systems listed by businessinsider.com:

  • Unveiled by Chinese company Dongxu Optoelectronics at an event in Beijing at the beginning of July, the battery pack is called the G-King.
  • G-King has a capacity of 4,800mAh, which is considerably higher than any contemporary technology we find in smartphones, small tablets, and compact laptops like the 11-inch MacBook Air.

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  • The Chinese company claims that the battery regains its lost charge in a matter of 13-15 minutes.
  • G-King is strong enough to discharge and then again recharge up to 3,500 times, which is approximately seven times the strength of a regular Li-Ion battery.
  • Made out of wonder material, Graphene, the battery has the potential to revolutionise the world of battery technology.
Graphene. Image Source:YouTube.com
Graphene. Image Source:YouTube.com
  • Apart from smartphones, these batteries might be a breakthrough in the world of electric cars as well.
  • Dongxu hasn’t yet announced the launch of G-Kings commercially. It hasn’t revealed any information on when will the battery or its derivative reach us.

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  • Graphene batteries are touted to be expensive when it comes to market for the first time, may be in the region of $150, but the prices will gradually come down and it could be an economical option as well considering it is the only battery pack you will ever have to buy.

-prepared by Bulbul Sharma, a staff-writer at NewsGram. Twitter handle: iBulbul_

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    Graphene battery would be a strong support to all the the mobile users. This would be a great achievement in mobile sector.

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    Not only this, but there are inventions in which the battery would last forever.

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Shanghai Auto Show Exhibit Electric SUVs and Sedans with Driving Range, Luxury Features

Mercedes plans to release 10 electrified models worldwide, with most built in China, according to Hubertus Troska, its board member for China

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Volkswagen unveils a concept electric SUV, the whimsically named ID. ROOMZZ during the Auto Shanghai 2019 show in Shanghai, April 16, 2019. VOA

Automakers are showcasing electric SUVs and sedans with more driving range and luxury features at the Shanghai auto show, trying to appeal to Chinese buyers in their biggest market as Beijing slashes subsidies that have propelled demand.

Communist leaders wanting China to lead in electric vehicles have imposed sales targets. That requires brands to pour money into creating models to compete with gasoline-powered vehicles on price, looks and performance at a time when they are struggling with a Chinese sales slump.

General Motors, Volkswagen, China’s Geely and other brands on Tuesday displayed dozens of models, from luxury SUVs to compacts priced under $10,000, at Auto Shanghai 2019. The show, the global industry’s biggest marketing event of the year, opens to the public Saturday following a preview for reporters.

On Monday, GM unveiled Buick’s first all-electric model for China. GM says the four-door Velite 6 can travel 301 kilometers (185 miles) before the battery needs charging.

VW showed off a concept electric SUV, the whimsically named ID. ROOMZZ, designed to travel 450 kilometers (280 miles) on one charge. Features include seats that rotate 25 degrees to create a lounge-like atmosphere.

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The Sylphy Zero Emission, an all-electric model designed for China is displayed at the Nissan booth during the Auto Shanghai 2019 show in Shanghai on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. VOA

Communist leaders have promoted “new energy vehicles” for 15 years with subsidies to developers and buyers. That, along with support including orders to state-owned utilities to blanket China with charging stations, is helping to transform the technology into a mainstream product.

“People’s mindset and governmental policies are more encouraging toward e-cars than in any other country,” said VW CEO Herbert Diess.

Electric vehicles play a key role in the ruling Communist Party’s plans for government-led development of Chinese global competitors in technologies from robotics to biotech.

Those ambitions set off Beijing’s tariff war with President Donald Trump. Washington, Europe and other trading partners complain Chinese subsidies to technology developers and pressure on foreign companies to share know-how violate its market-opening commitments.

Electric car subsidies end next year, replaced by sales quotas. Automakers that fall short can buy credits from competitors that exceed their targets or face possible fines.

“Most of the traditional car makers are under huge pressure to launch NEVs,” said industry analyst John Zeng of LMC Automotive.

Last year’s Chinese sales of pure-electric and hybrid sedans and SUVs soared 60% over 2017 to 1.3 million, or half the global total. At the same time, industry revenue was squeezed by a 4.1% fall in total Chinese auto sales to 23.7 million vehicles.

That skid that worsened this year. First-quarter sales fell 13.7% from a year ago.

Still, China is a top market for global automakers, giving them an incentive to go along with Beijing’s electric ambitions. Total annual sales are expected eventually to reach 30 million, nearly double last year’s U.S. level of 17 million.

Under Beijing’s new rules, automakers must earn credits for sales of electrics equal to at least 10% of purchases this year and 12% in 2020. Longer-range vehicles can earn double credits. That means some brands can fill their quota if electrics make up as little as 5% of sales.

Also Tuesday, Nissan Motor Co. and its Chinese partner displayed the Sylphy Zero Emission, an all-electric model designed for China. Based on Nissan’s Leaf, the lower-priced Sylphy went on sale in August.

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The Sylphy Zero Emission, an all-electric model designed for China is displayed at the Nissan booth during the Auto Shanghai 2019 show in Shanghai on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. VOA

Mercedes Benz displayed its first all-electric model in China, the EQC 400 SUV. The Germany automaker says it can travel 400 kilometers (280 miles) on one charge and can go from zero to 100 kph (62 mph) in 5.2 seconds.

Mercedes plans to release 10 electrified models worldwide, with most built in China, according to Hubertus Troska, its board member for China. Some Chinese rivals have been selling low-priced electrics for a decade or more.

China’s BYD Auto, the biggest global electric brand by sales volume, unveiled three new pure-electric models last month. All promise ranges of more than 400 kilometers (280 miles) on one charge.

Last week, Geely Auto unveiled a sedan under its new electric brand, Geometry, with an advertised range of up to 500 kilometers (320 miles) on one charge.

Geely’s parent, Geely Holding, launched a joint venture with Mercedes parent Daimler AG in March to develop electrics under the smart brand. Geely Holding is Daimler’s biggest shareholder and also owns Sweden’s Volvo Cars.

Beijing wants to force automakers to speed up innovation and squeeze out producers that rely too heavily on subsidies. But the technology minister acknowledged in January that China faces a difficult transition as that spending is ending.

Keeping development on track “will be a challenge,” said Miao Wei, according to a transcript on his ministry’s website.

The shift creates an opportunity for fledgling Chinese automakers that lag global rivals in gasoline technology. They have just 10% of the global market for gasoline-powered vehicles but account for 50% of electric sales.

The end of subsidies should lead to dramatic changes, said Zeng of LMC Automotive. He said longer-range, feature-rich models from global majors will replace small producers that cannot survive without subsidies. Electric vehicles “will be much more competitive,” said Zeng.

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As the cost of batteries and other components falls, industry analysts say electrics in China could match gasoline vehicles in price and become profitable for manufacturers in less than five years.

EVs carry a higher sticker price in China than gasoline models. But industry analysts say owners who drive at least 16,000 kilometers (10,000 miles) a year save money in the long run, because maintenance and charging cost less. (VOA)