Once commercialised, solid-state batteries offer an alternative to lithium-ion without the safety concerns, range anxiety and cost. Automotive OEMs are investing money in R&D and the technology’s development is progressing, as Frank Lev from Tavima Canada explains.
Automotive transport was and continues to be, a vast market for batteries because they are a paradigm-changing technology. For instance, lead-acid batteries have enabled vehicles with internal combustion engines, nickel-metal hydride has empowered cars with hybrid-electric drive, whereas lithium-ion has made electric vehicles (EV) a commercial . . .