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EV Battery Tech is fast evolving as investment pours into innovation

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EV Battery Tech is fast evolving as investment pours into innovation

In the world of EVs, a Harvard-backed tech startup, Adden Energy, has made a breakthrough. They developed a battery unit capable of fully charging in only three minutes, lasting more than twice the current EV batteries. If advanced correctly, these new batteries can change the future of EVs.

The innovative sector concerning EVs is growing tremendously as more investments are flowing into battery technologies. Everyone is focused on an innovation that can overcome the battery-related hurdles faced by EVs today. Hence, more investments are flowing into EV battery technologies.

Here are a few new battery technologies that can shape the future of EVs.

Fluoride Cells

Today’s batteries, from EVs to smartphones, are Lithium-ion cathode and graphite battery systems. Even though numerous battery system alternatives are being researched, most of them are less energy dense. This is not the case with fluoride cells. These batteries are not only much more energy dense than Li-on cells, with around a 10x energy density increase, but they are also cheaper.

Sodium-Ion Cells

Sodium is an element that is found in abundance on earth, with salt being the sixth-most abundant substance. This makes Na-ion batteries by far the cheapest alternative. Another plus point is that sodium can also be harvested as a by-product of desalination, the process where we derive potable water from seawater.

Organosilicon Electrolyte Batteries

Scientists have discovered that using organosilicon electrolyte solutions in Li-ion batteries makes them more stable, reducing the risk of thermal runaway and reducing the chances of fires.

Structural Battery Architechtures

Battery kits take up a significant proportion of the weight and cost of today’s EVs. Hence, structural battery architectures can significantly reduce the cost and weight as they already have enough strength to support the structure of the EV.

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