Mar 15, 2019 Pageview：18
Researchers at the Argonne laboratory in France are in the early stages of developing air lithium batteries that some scientists say will be 100 times more powerful than the existing battery packs for electric cars.
According to the market reaction of plug-in electric vehicles this year, it is impossible to know whether users will actually pay for the high price of current car batteries and their limited storage capacity. Although the new generation of lithium batteries has developed by leaps and bounds in the past 10 years, it still has various limitations and cannot meet the needs of many users.
What if the lithium battery can be lighter, cheaper, and can store up to five times the storage capacity of the Chevrolet Volt, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and Nissan Leaf?
Aragon's laboratory staff said that the air lithium battery can achieve the above-mentioned goals, and possibly even more, the project has received government support of 8.8 million US dollars.
A common lithium battery is a lithium ion that is moved out through a carbon rod of an anode and is transferred to an oxide metal of a cathode through an electrolyte (usually a lithium salt). Air lithium-ion batteries utilize a lithium anode and a porous cathode carbon rod to allow lithium ions to move freely through the supplied oxygen. The difference is that in the eyes of the layman, this is the breathing of the air lithium-ion battery. The capacity of the lithium-ion battery depends on the amount of lithium ions contained in the cathode. With this configuration, the battery can be made smaller, lighter, and possibly cheaper. In addition, it is also possible to provide more power for an electric vehicle equipped with such a battery, so that it can travel 100 kilometers or more on a single charge.
Air lithium ion technology is still in its infancy, but with the development of clean energy technology, universities and car manufacturers around the world are striving to find the future direction of electric vehicles. Most experts say that battery technology takes 10 years (or even 20 years) to really reduce costs and actually put them into use.
The federal government is confident in battery technology such as air lithium battery technology, and will also add an additional $34 million to the development of automotive batteries.
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