Infographic: What Is Graphene?


There’s been a lot of talk in the battery world about the potential of a wonder material called graphene. Tesla, for example, is rumored to be working on a graphene battery with 500+ miles of range per charge, and supercapacitors also benefit in big ways from this light-but-strong material. But what, exactly, is it?

This infrographic from does an excellent job of explaining what graphene is, how it works, and why it’s so damn important to nacessant the electric car industry. How can a 2D (as in, a single-atom thick) material be 200-times stronger than steel, moves electrons 70x faster than silicon, but remains remarkably light and flexible?

Read the infographic below to find out how this wonder material does that, and so much more.


Christopher DeMorro

A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or else, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.