Developments in Battery Technology Fuelling the Adoption of Electric Vehicles

 
NOIDA, India - April 11, 2024 - PRLog -- Transportation is one of the main reasons for the emission of various greenhouse gases. In order to cope up with this issue, governments all over the world have advocated the use of electric vehicles. It is because, these vehicles fuel up with the help of a battery and not conventional fuels, and don't even produce emissions

The support of the governments for no emission vehicles has given rise to the battery -driven vehicles. The sales of the electric vehicles were on the rise even during the time of the pandemic, where the sales of other vehicles witnessed a downfall.

Many countries are on the way of phasing out the sale of new ICE vehicles in the coming years. Though, there are some concerns encircling the adoption of electric vehicles, such as performance of the battery, sustainability, and range.

Improving Battery Technologies

Regular developments, which are going on in battery technologies provide better range, faster charging, and improved performance, dependability, and safety.

All these developments will support the EV industry for meeting the requirements and address the apprehensions of consumers.

Improving the Safety of Lithium-ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are mostly used in the electric vehicles, and the price of these batteries have decreased significantly in the past. But what remains a cause of concern for EV battery manufacturers, is the safety of these batteries. While, some of these batteries can catch fire, particularly if they are damaged. On an yearly basis, companies spend  a lot of bucks for the development of safer batteries, which have no risk of catching fire.
An electrolyte that is fire-proof at extreme temperatures has been developed by the researchers at Stanford University. Lithium salt was added by them to a polymer-based electrolyte.

The lithium salt was increased from less than 50% to 63% by weight. LiFSI acts as an "anchor" in the electrolyte for extremely-combustible solvent molecules. With the help of this innovation, lithium-ion batteries can operate at an enormously high temperature.
We have focused on the use of batteries in electric vehicles, but it is not the only sue of batteries. They are used in consumer electronics such as cell phones, laptops etc.

It is because of the increase in the adoption of electric vehicles, due to many advancements taking place in battery technology, and the increasing use of consumer electronics, the demand for batteries will reach to a value of USD 176.92 billion by the end of this decade.

Source: P&S Intelligence (https://www.psmarketresearch.com/)

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