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BAE Testing 'Structural' Batteries in Racecars, Flashlights

Batteries are made from carbon fibre similar to that used in aerospace and racing.

Published: 15-Feb-2012

Torches, drones and an electric Le Mans racing car are all test-beds for a new kind of "structural battery", BAE Systems has said.

The batteries use carbon fibre and can form part of the body of a device.

By effectively building the power source into the fabric of an object they can save weight.

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