The science could be expanded into aviation, where passenger airplanes will need to lose significant weight before any plans of electric power could be considered.
“In addition, the lower energy density of structural batteries would make them safer than standard batteries, especially as they would also not contain any volatile substances,” says Asp.
So… yep. We’re not sure how it really works but it sounds cool. Because science. Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell and all that.
NOTE: This article first appeared in TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.