Researchers develop novel battery electrolyte for lithium metal batteries


A new lithium-based electrolyte invented by Stanford University scientists could pave the way for the next generation of EVs. In a study published in Nature Energy, Stanford researchers demonstrated how their novel electrolyte design boosts the performance of lithium metal batteries. “Most electric cars run on lithium-ion batteries, which are rapidly approaching their theoretical limit… Read more »

LeydenJar says its silicon anode boosts battery energy density by 70%


LeydenJar Technologies, a Dutch spinoff of the applied research institute TNO, has developed a new battery anode that’s made from 100% silicon. The company says this provides two key benefits: batteries with a 70% higher energy density (1,350 Wh/L) and 62% lower CO2 emissions than current models. The anode is ready for production, and LeydenJar… Read more »

UN highlights social and environmental impacts of surging demand for battery raw materials


Demand for raw materials used in the production of EV batteries is expected to soar, and the UN trade body, UNCTAD, says the industry urgently needs to address the social and environmental impacts of the extraction of raw materials. UNCTAD predicts that the market for EV batteries will grow from an estimated $7 billion to… Read more »

The road to EVs with lower sticker prices than petrol cars – battery costs explained

Replacing carbon-emitting gas-powered cars with EVs requires whittling away EVs’ price premium, and that comes down to one thing: battery cost
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