Green Revolution: Electric Vehicles

Host Lisa Van Pay visits the scientists and engineers working to make the electric car of the future a reality today. One of the toughest parts is storing enough potential energy to get you where you’re going, and in this case, it’s all about the battery. Graduate student Katharine Stroukoff from the University of Texas-Austin explains how her research may help build a better battery, while Mike Nawrot and Dan Lauber, members of the MIT electric vehicle team, describe the advantages of their fully electric Porsche 914. They also explain how they are working to improve some of the problems associated with electric vehicles, such as battery life and charge time.

Provided by the National Science Foundation

Runtime: 6:45

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