Structural batteries are built into the actual configuration of battery-powered products – think the wing of a drone or the bumper of an electric vehicle. These batteries could reduce weight and extend range of a vehicle, but they're usually heavy, unsafe, or short-lived.

Now, engineers from the University of Michigan have created a damage-resistant and rechargeable structural battery prototype. Watch the demo on Tech Briefs TV.

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