New Batteries with Better Performance, Improved Safety

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Initial Prototype of a Solid Sodium Battery with the Potential to Store Extra Energy Created
Date:November 23, 2017
Source:Université de Genève
Summary:
Currently the most important technology for batteries is the lithium-ion battery technology, but the technology is expensive and contains a flammable liquid. To satisfy the growing demand from emerging markets, researchers have devised a new battery prototype: known as "all-solid-state," this battery has the potential to store more energy while maintaining high safety and reliability levels.

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EV Batteries: A $240 Billion Industry In The Making That China Wants To Take Charge Of

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Even those who consider themselves somewhat knowledgeable about the electric vehicle (EV) industry would be hard pressed to name more than a handful of EV battery suppliers.

Most would quickly name Japan’s Panasonic and South Korea’s Samsung and LG Chem, as well as reference the Gigafactoy that Panasonic and Tesla opened this past January in Nevada. A few of the more knowledgeable would also name BYD, a leading electric vehicle manufacturer in China that is also one of the world’s largest battery suppliers.

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China Is About to Bury Elon Musk in Batteries

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Factories are adding enough capacity to power the equivalent of nearly 1.5 million Model S vehicles

As Elon Musk races to finish building the world’s biggest battery factory in the Nevada desert, China is poised to leave him in the dust.

Chinese companies have plans for additional factories with the capacity to pump out more than 120 gigawatt-hours a year by 2021, according to
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What Changed In The EV Battery Market In November?

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    The battery market is one of the most interesting industries in the global economy. As part of our new “What Changed … ?” series, it seemed appropriate to include a thorough update of what changes in the EV battery market on a monthly basis. Below is a rundown of what changed in November.

It was revealed that SK Innovation, a major South Korean EV battery manufacturer, plans to invest 840.2 billion won (~$777 million) into an EV battery production facility in Hungary in early 2018.

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