Dyson-backed battery could revolutionise electric cars

A new type of battery that’s received $15m (£10m) in backing from British vacuum manufacturer Dyson could revolutionise electric cars, doubling their range and making them viable for swathes of UK motorists.
A company called Satki3, an offshoot from the University of Michigan, has invented a solid-state battery that’s around twice as power dense as the lithium ion type battery commonly found in electric cars and smartphones. So, in a Nissan Leaf for example, the theoretical range would leap to 250 miles if its lithium ion battery pack were replaced by a Satki3 solid-state battery pack of the same size.