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The car, which was equipped with a next-generation battery, was able to double the typical mileage on a single charge compared to a standard Tesla Model S.
This feat, achieved by Detroit-based startup company Our Next Energy (ONE), is also more than the highest-range of travel for any gasoline-powered vehicle.
The results reached by the Gemini battery “set a new benchmark for the entire automotive industry,” according to ONE founder and CEO, Mujeeb Ijaz.
“We want to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles by eliminating range anxiety, which holds back most consumers today,” he continued.
“We are now focussed on evolving this proof-of-concept battery into a new product called GeminiTM, which will enable long distance trips on a single charge while improving cost and safety using sustainable materials.”
The Gemini battery prototype uses a lithium iron phosphate design, which ONE is hopeful about using the same technology for commercial trucks later in 2022.
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The prototype battery would improve anxiety for electric car users about the range the car can travel between charges, which has, until now, been solved by the extensive availability of charging stations.
This has also been problematic in itself, due to the time it takes to recharge an electric car, compared to refueling a gas-power vehicle.
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