Battery Story of the Week

Battery design breakthrough could make electric cars safer, cheaper and more environmentally sustainable
The Independent

A battery design breakthrough has opened up the possibility of developing zinc-ion rather than lithium-ion batteries for use in everything from smartphones to electric cars, making them safer, cheaper and more environmentally sustainable.

โ€œThere is still much to explore,โ€ the researchers note, โ€œbut our findings open a way to low-cost and non-flammable organic electrolytes for practical Zn batteries with enhanced sustainability.โ€

Translation: Not happening anytime in the next decade, if ever.