AT University of Singapore launched a test bus, the Flash Shuttle, whose battery is charged for 20 seconds.
Flash Shuttle runs on fashionable supercapacitors, which are quickly charged, but have a small capacity in compared to conventional batteries. AT the case of Flash Shuttle is only 2 km of travel. Problem? Yes. But decided it exquisitely - each stop is equipped with a simple charger, which feeds the battery of the battery. 20 seconds while passengers enter and come out. 20 seconds to charge and To go further. AND spare battery for just in case. 2 tea to the master who devised this.
The tests will last 2 years, after which the bus can be city streets of Singapore. French electric bus developers are confident that the Flash Shuttle is not only economically profitable, but also more efficient than other public transport in service.
Why it's interesting
Because the charge rate is on par with battery capacity - this is much more important problem today's electric cars than autopilot. AND solutions for dozens of them. Tesla, for example, started with improve the charge itself, and not batteries. Toshiba is working on a fundamentally new battery with anodes from niobium titanium oxide. A at BMW just promise that their iNext electric car by all parameters eclipses Tesla and can go with single charge up to 700 km. True, o they do not are distributed.
Read in Russian: В Сингапуре запустили электрический автобус, который заряжается всего 20 секунд