Award-winning battery pioneer Akira Yoshino at Tesla, Apple and the electric future

Akira Yoshino, co-winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work with lithium-ion batteries, can take credit for the revolution in the automotive and technology industries. Li-ion batteries provided the first serious competition in a century for fossil fuels and transportation combustion engines. Now an honorary member of Asahi Kasei, the Japanese chemical … 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