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Toshiba's 'super charge ion battery' (SCiB) has been around since 2007 pushing its benefit of very fast charging - up to 90% of full in just five minutes. The battery has also been proven reliable and safe and chosen for use in electric cars from both Mitsubishi and Honda. 

“We are very excited by the potential of the new titanium niobium oxide anode and the next-generation SCiB,” said Dr. Osamu Hori, Director of Corporate Research & Development Center at Toshiba Corporation. “Rather than an incremental improvement, this is a game changing advance that will make a significant difference to the range and performance of EV. We will continue to improve the battery’s performance and aim to put the next-generation SCiB into practical application in fiscal year 2019.”

The benefits of fast charging are clear for any electric vehicle but Toshiba's SCiB can add the bonus of doubling or tripling drive time compared to a typical fast charge lithium ion battery.

This would of course include electric bicycles and bring the benefit of either increasing range or decreasing size and mass of the battery - one of the current, key detractors for ebikes.