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It completely dumps lithium-ion chemistry. Seems they felt what I've been feeling for a while now, and it's that the future of battery tech is not Lithium. It's too unstable, too much to deal with.
Looks like these guys are using the same concept of a lithium car battery (layering the cells), but instead the cells have some sort of organic material and other chemistry they aren't willing to talk about (best not to if you have a revolutionary idea).
Now, there big questions to ask here. How much power does it take to charge that fast? What's the battery's lifespan? How does the battery handle heat (as in terms of range and performance)? How heavy is it? How expensive is it?
Assuming the battery's other specs match up to the five minute, 300 miles, not flammable claims, the future is going to be awesome. This battery can blow the phone industry out the water, where battery tech has been stagnant over the past few or so years.