Global Motors Executive Vice President Doug Parks has announced that they are close to developing an electric vehicle battery that will last for one million miles. Current electric batteries generally last for 100,000 to 200,000 miles. GM also stated that improvements include zero-cobalt electrodes, solid state electrolytes and ultra-fast charging. Tesla announced at the beginning of May that they are working to develop a million-mile battery as well. The executive chief engineer of GM’s electric propulsion systems stated they are working to decrease production costs as they go along.