US breakthrough that might reduce car battery size by a factor of 10

A team of researchers at The University of Illinois has developed a new type of battery. The researchers claim it could completely change the way we view power packs for consumer electronics and vehicles. The technology is based around 3-D electrodes that combine to construct microbattereis. This revolutionary concept could see a significant increase in power for the same volume of a significant reduction in the footprint of a battery for the same power. The BBC has a great article and the The Battery Guys recommend that you read the link below:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22191650