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What lies in store for the future of the electric car battery?
With car technology constantly changing and advancing there is still one hurdle that is preventing the electric car becoming mainstream and that is the cost and inefficiency or the batteries. In a mobile phone, lithium ion batteries are effective, small and reliable, whereas in a car they are large, heavy and will not get you very far on your journey.
There is no doubt about the fact that the electric car is specifically designed to help conserve the environment and to save you money.
On the other hand, taking a closer and deeper look into the picture would let someone know that batteries of electric cars are actually using a large amount of mined metals, toxic chemicals as well as rare earth elements.
The fact that people are excavating these resources just to create a single battery for an electric car already poses a negative effect to the environment.
The issue now lies on the idea that if electrified cars truly aim to be green and healthy, then there is a ‘need’ to call for more action on their consumption and use of materials that are still detrimental to the surroundings.
The current lithium ion battery is unlikely to increase in capacity or change in price tag, but the new chemistry in lithium sulfur batteries could be the answer. With a pure lithium anode rather than graphite, these batteries could potentially store 5 times more energy than the current lithium ion battery can hold. The sulfur in the new batteries is cheap and plentiful. The only downside is that the battery currently dies after 50 cycles.