A new development in electric cars could see vehicles be recharged in as little time as it takes to refuel a petrol or diesel vehicle

One of the biggest obstacles EV drivers face is the issue of charging. However, as reported by the Express, new research could change that.

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell developed a way to safely, cleanly and efficiently produce hydrogen gas to be used in next generation electric cars.

The hydrogen used in the fuel cells which can be used to combine hydrogen and oxygen from the air to produce electricity at efficiency of up to 85 per cent, according to David K. Ryan who is the project’s principal investigator.

The battery would consist of a set up of  a stainless steel canister filled with cobalt. A carbonate solution made from a combination of carbon dioxide and water is pumped through the canister and warm up to 150 degrees and it also also compressed to about three atmospheres, or 45 pounds or square inch.

Water is then looped back into the canister and mixes with he carbonate to form a catalytic solution.

The electricity produced by the fuel cell can be then used in the electric motors, rechargeable storage battery and headlights.

For the full article, please visit the Express here.