Of the various concerns that people have regarding electric cars, one of the most often-heard is the worry that their batteries won’t work in cold winter weather. That may not be an issue in the semi-near future, however – scientists at the University of California, San Diego have created a new type of electrolyte that allows lithium batteries to work with “excellent performance” at temperatures as low as -60 ºC (-76 ºF). By contrast, traditional lithium-ion batteries tend to conk out at around -20 ºC (-4 ºF).
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