The Future’s E.V. Battery: How Does It Look?By Shivam B
In the UK, Gigafactories might churn out millions of electric batteries. The government had already committed to the ban of selling new diesel and petrol-engined cars by 2030. That’s why it seems that electric cars would replace today’s fleet. Nissan, the carmaker, has promised to beef up E.V. production in northeast England. Its partner in the industry is in the process of creating a plant dedicated t the production of electric batteries nearby. Vauxhall’s owner Stellantis, Cheshire, has revealed that it will invest £100 million in building electric cars and vans in Cheshire at its Ellesmere Port.
When Was First Lithium-Ion Batteries Marketed?
In 1991, lithium-ion batteries were marketed for the first time, and Sony did it. With that, it has become the most prevalent rechargeable battery in laptops and mobile phones. It is said that lithium-ion batteries have more energy storage capacity and are also much lighter. They have longer lifetimes and are efficient between one to two decades. A traditional lead-acid battery lasts only about a third of the time that lithium-ion batteries do.
Future Of E.V. Batteries
To make the batteries affordable, scientists in Pennsylvania State University are checking out lithium iron phosphate batteries. It uses different electrode elements, and it is much safer and cheaper than lithium, manganese, nickel, cobalt oxide batteries. They can power EVS over 300 miles on a single charge itself. It has the potential to power 250 miles with ten minutes charge.
A Problem In Lithium Batteries
But one thing is there is a problem with lithium batteries, and it is that the material is rare compared to other minerals. That’s when the demand for lithium batteries increases, the price will go up. It has promoted all geologists to look for other sources of lithium.