Car makers are spending a lot money electric cars. In the future, electric cars will replace petrol cars. Environmentalists believe this will reduce the amount CO2 put the atmosphere. A big problem for electric cars is charging the battery. Some batteries today's electric cars can take to 12 hours to charge fully. However, a company Israel says it has created a lithium-ion battery that people can charge just five minutes. This is the same amount of time it takes to fill a tank gas with petrol. The new lithium-ion batteries were developed by the Israeli company StoreDot. They are being manufactured a Chinese company called Eve Energy.
The new batteries could totally transform driving. They would mean electric cars would be able to travel as far as petrol cars. Many people electric cars today suffer "range anxiety". This is stress caused worrying about the battery running of electricity. A StoreDot spokesperson said: "You're either afraid that you're going to get stuck the highway, or that you're going to need to sit a charging station two hours." The new batteries would end this anxiety. A StoreDot spokesperson said: "We're the point of achieving a revolution the electric vehicle charging experience". He said it means the switch petrol to electric cars will happen much faster.