Academic research as Pennsylvania State University in US has devised a way to charge a battery in just 10 minutes.
Research has shown that heating a battery can make a positive difference when it comes to charging.
In studies, the battery is heated to an optimum 60C and then allowed to cool to room temperature. This enabled the battery to be charged incredibly quickly, without causing any damage. The tests also showed that doing this repeatedly had no negative effects on the battery.
To show the time difference this could mean. As an example, a Tesla Model S currently takes 40 minutes to charge from zero to 80% using a supercharger. So even quicker charging is on the way as battery technology continues to make great strides forward.