(Community Matters 23) Goal: Charge EVs in 10-15 Minutes, WMU Researcher Says

First Aired March 18, 2023

One of the concerns about electric vehicles is for owners to have the same confidence in reliability they have with their gas-powered cars. Will we eventually be able to charge an EV just as quickly as we fill the tank with gas?

In this episode, Dr. Qingliu Wu, a Western Michigan University researcher working on a federal grant to improve the safety and quality of EV batteries, talks about where the bar is set for this technology.

Episode Resources

WMU news release about renewable energy research
Ford battery plant in Marshall discussions


Former WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays, 8:00 AM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.

Community Matters is sponsored by Lakeview Ford Lincoln.

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