Lithium-ion batteries power much of our technology; from the mobile phones in our pockets to large battery-powered trucks. But solid-state batteries may be a more powerful, compact, safe, and sustainable option, especially for electric vehicles.
Road travel accounts for approximately 15% of all global CO2 emissions. It’s why many governments around the world have recently set ambitious targets to ensure that all new car sales will be zero emission by 2035. Countries that have made this pledge include the UK, Singapore, Canada, Chile and all countries that are within the European Economic Area (EEA). Add to this some of the US’s wealthiest and most populous states, such as New York and California, and there is a global appetite for change. This is one of the factors boosting the demand for electric vehicles (EVs), sales of which have been growing exponentially in the UK and around the world. Now, the race is on to ensure that battery technology and production can keep pace.