Electrive reports that the team of scientists also tested the new cells and found that they were able to go through 1.000 charge and discharge cycles.

Researchers at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory collaborated in the development of this project and used a ceramic polymer material for the solid electrolyte.

Scientists who worked on the project said that "with further development, we expect our new design for the lithium-air battery to also reach a record energy density of 1200 watt-hours per kilogram."

They also claim to have fixed the issues that prevented previous generation lithium-air batteries from being suitable in practical applications.

The newly-developed type of battery is said to be usable in future EVs, electric trucks and aircraft, among other applications.