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Lithium-Air Batteries: Technology Trends and Commercialization Prospects – PR Newswire – The Sacramento Bee

DUBLIN, Ireland, July 12, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ —

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/w2pshb/lithiumair) has announced the addition of the “Lithium-Air Batteries: Technology Trends and Commercialization Prospects” report to their offering.

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Electric vehicles are facing numerous technological challenges to replace gasoline internal combustion engine-powered cars. One of the biggest problems is low energy density of currently available li-ion batteries, which allows a short driving range of 150 km/charge. To boost full-scale development of the EV market, replacing current internal combustion engine cars, it is necessary to develop EVs with a similar single charge range of more than 500km with internal combustion engine cars.

According to NEDO (Japan), the energy density limit of li-ion secondary batteries is expected to be up to 250 Wh/kg. To develop EVs with the 500km range, which is considered as a prerequisite for growth of the EV market, it is required to develop a new type of battery that has energy density of 700 Wh/kg or more. Among several candidate technologies, metal-air batteries such as lithium-air and zinc-air batteries are considered as the most promising.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/07/12/5562555/lithium-air-batteries-technology.html#storylink=cpy
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