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Could e-bikes be about to get even more eco-friendly? Researchers develop rechargeable graphene batteries

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Jack Sexty

Jack is the news editor here at eBikeTips, and also edits the live blog and writes tech news over on our sister site road.cc. Jack first became fascinated with e-bikes when an elderly gentleman breezed past him without a care in the world up a big old hill in North Wales - thus realising e-bikes are the real deal! Although he genuinely enjoys time trials and lung-busting climbs without assistance, Jack likes nothing more than cruising round town on an e-bike during his days off.   

2 comments

4 months 2 weeks ago

The battery fit should be standardized so that it could be possible to be replaced by a more advanced model in a decade, without having to throw the vehicle away.

4 months 2 weeks ago

I would take this all with a rather large pinch of salt.  Graphene has been touted as a revoluntionary battery technology for years and appears to be no closer to production use.  Note the limit of 50 recharge cycles for example. 

Also note that the only environmental effects they are referring to are construction.  Neither LI-Ion or Graphene have been around long enough for the long tail of their impact to be understood.

Bear in mind we've been using plastics for decades and the impacts from things like microplastics are only now being found and understood.

In short PR piece with not much real world relevance.....