Explained: How Electric Vehicles Can Be Enhanced With Solid State Batteries

Solid-state batteries can be a game changer for electric vehicles (EVs), storing more energy, charging faster and offering greater safety than liquid lithium ion batteries, helping to accelerate the shift from fossil fuel-powered cars. How are they different from liquid lithium ion batteries? Solid-state batteries use thin layers of solid electrolytes, which carry lithium ions … Read more

Rechargeable batteries now have six times more capacity, researchers build prototype

New research in the rechargeable battery sphere has resulted in an alkali metal chlorine battery that can hold up to six times more charge than today’s normal lithium ion batteries. The discovery was published on August 25, 2021. After the discovery, the research team finds itself closer to two goals: accelerating the battery to the … Read more

Lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles: a fire hazard?

General Motors expanded the recall of its Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles due to the risk of fire from bag-type lithium-ion battery cells manufactured by LG of South Korea. The recall, the second-largest involving batteries made by LG Chem’s battery pack, LG Energy Solution (LGES), highlights the challenges battery companies face in making a stable product … Read more