Enabling Electric Vehicles to charge as fast as it takes to fill up a tank of gas.
Our vehicles are a major cause of global warming and air pollution, accounting for nearly one-third of all green house gas emissions and over 2 million deaths globally per year.
Just in the United States, nearly one half the entire population — an estimated 150 million — live in areas that don’t meet federal air quality standards. Passenger vehicles and heavy-duty trucks are the main sources of this pollution, which includes ozone, particulate matter, and other smog-forming emissions. Poor air quality poses serious health risks, and increases respiratory ailments like asthma and bronchitis, and heightens the risk of life-threatening conditions like cancer.
This is caused in part by the inefficiency of the internal combustion engine - the best diesel engines are only 40% efficient, and the more common fossil fuel engines achieve only 20% overall efficiency.
Electric vehicles are the obvious advancement; a more reliable (up to 90% higher), more efficient solution (80%), producing zero emissions and drastically reducing the harmful impact of transportation on our world. However, electric vehicles still have one big problem: the inability to charge fast.