This Electric Car Battery Refills Like A Gas Tank

Someday soon, drivers pulling into a service station to "fill `er up" might want battery fuel, not gasoline. Luz Industries Ltd., an Israeli solar-energy company, has developed a refuelable battery for electric cars. Forget about overnight recharging, says Yehuda Harats, president of the Jerusalem-based Luz Electric Fuel subsidiary: The battery's 20 gallons of zinc-based slurry, which generates electricity by reacting with oxygen in the air, would be drained and replenished in about five minutes.

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