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Breakthrough in Superfast Battery Charging Technology with Graphene

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TOKYO, Japan – At a recent symposium on batteries in Japan Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei showed a superfast battery charging technology that works with super-conducting Graphene. Wonder-material Graphene also offers unprecedented characteristics for tyres, as Vittoria showed in its new line-ups of road, MTB and e-MTB tyres last month.

Breakthrough in Superfast Battery Charging Technology with Graphene
Graphene makes that batteries can be recharged 10 times faster. Revolutionary G+ Graphene also offers unprecedented characteristics for tyres. – Photo Bike Europe

Huawei claims that its new charging technology that works with super-strong and super-conductive Graphene, ensures that batteries can be recharged 10 times faster without any expense of the battery lifetime.

‘Revolution in electronics’

At the battery symposium the Chinese smartphone manufacturer demonstrated the recharging of a 3000 mAh battery from 0 to 48% in five minutes. A 600mAh battery was recharged to 68% in just two minutes. For reference; the iPhone 6S has a 1750mAh battery and the Galaxy S6 has a 2550mAh battery.

“We are confident that this breakthrough in fast charging leads to a new revolution in electronic devices,” Huawei writes in a press release. “Soon we can recharge our batteries in the time it takes to pour a cup of coffee!” It goes without saying that superfast battery charging will greatly enhance the usage of electric bikes.

Intelligent tyres with Graphene

In Europe Graphene is made by the Italian company Directa Plus. This is Vittoria’s technology partner supplying the tyre maker with revolutionary G+ Graphene. With it G+ Isotech is made which is Vittoria’s unique Graphene compound. Vittoria claims, “With the application of Graphene in our tyres and wheels we have truly developed revolutionary products. Therefore we have created a new product range called ‘Intelligent Tyre System’ (IT’S). Vittoria tyres are now intelligent. IT’S compounds become harder and softer depending on the needs of the rider. When the tyre is rolling straight the rubber is at its hardest and offers low rolling resistance. When the rider breaks, accelerates or corners, the compounds soften and offer significantly more grip.”

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