New research at the University of Waterloo could lead to the development of batteries that triple the range of electric vehicles.
Iron-air batteries promise a considerably higher energy density than present-day lithium-ion batteries.
All batteries eventually begin degrading after they’ve been drained and recharged over and over again.
Silicon – the second most abundant element in the earth’s crust – shows great promise in Li-ion batteries, according to new research from the University of Eastern Finland.
Modern batteries power everything from cars to cell phones, but they are far from perfect – they catch fire, they perform poorly in cold weather and they have relatively short lifecycles
Deep de-carbonization hinges on the breakthroughs in energy storage technologies. Better batteries are needed to make electric cars with improved performance-to-cost ratios.