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Lithium-Air Batteries: The Saviour of the EV Industry?

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In 2012 electric vehicles experienced their best sales year ever in the US, however they still only sold fewer than 10,000 (less than 0.1% of new car sales).

Hybrids, such as the Toyota Prius, on the other hand have become a popular choice.

The difference is the that hybrids can recharge their batteries whilst on the move, yet EV drivers suffer from suffer range anxiety, knowing that if their battery runs out before they arrive at a recharging station, then they will be stranded.

This inability to recharge themselves means that EVs are dependent on their battery capacity, and the most popular battery used at the moment is the lithium-ion battery. Now on paper the lithium ion cell can store just more than 400 watt-hours of energy per kilogram, but in reality the figure is around half of that.

In order to remove the range anxiety and entice more people to buy EVs, battery technology must improve to offer a density of around 800 watt-hours per kilogram, at least. Lithium-ion batteries are unlikely to ever produce this performance, especially at a reasonable price.
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