This new battery technology works because of the material that is being used in the construction of the items. The new material is making headlines because of the fact that it can be integrated into the design of an automobile and would make it lighter and more fuel efficient, and could actually supply power to recharge the battery of an electric car.
Devices such as cell phones, iPods, laptops and anything else that you can think of that would use battery power would be able to benefit from this new battery technology.
In the case of portable devices, the entire outer shell would actually be made from this material and would serve as the charging agent. There would simply never be a need to ever plug the device into a charger again. For cars, areas such as the roof or part of a door panel could have the material integrated into it and the power routed to the battery of the automobile. Again, electric or hybrid car owners are spared the inconvenience of having to recharge their batteries.
The new technology is just that, new, so there is still a lot of work to be done in order to get it to be as effective as possible. The developers are still continuing to find ways to make it stronger, lighter, more durable and of course more energy efficient.