A recent report from the US Energy Information Administration said that electric vehicles adoption is not fast enough to meet climate goals as the transportation sector becomes the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.
Engineers from UC San Diego and LG Energy Solution developed a new solid-state battery technology that overcomes many limitations in ordinary batteries to offer cheaper alternatives for electric vehicles.
Currently accounting for 3 percent of new car sales, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are sold as low-carbon alternatives to fossil fuel and conventional hybrid cars. But a new report threatens to shatter their green credentials.
Lithium is important for rechargeable batteries because it can store more energy by weight compared with other batteries. Its demand is going higher because of the booming electric vehicle sales and scientists have found a possible new source to solve its scarcity.