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New Material Transforms Car Bodies Into Batteries 213

MikeChino writes "As battery manufacturers race to produce more efficient lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, some scientists are looking to make the cars themselves a power source. Researchers are currently developing a new auto body material that can store and release electrical energy like a battery. Once perfected, scientists hope the substance will replace standard car bodies, making vehicles up to 15 percent lighter and significantly extending the range of electric vehicles."
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New Material Transforms Car Bodies Into Batteries

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Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.