Li-ion batteries and the years ahead
Published: Thursday, 22 February 2018
Lithium-ion batteries are set to lead the decarbonization of the world’s economy after a technological revolution in recent years. Martim Facada looks at the evolution of the battery industry and its relationship with the most critical raw materials: lithium, cobalt, nickel and graphite.
Sparked off by the Tesla effect and Elon Musk’s
ambition to replace the world’s internal
combustion engines (ICEs) with electric vehicles (EVs), the EV
industry has experienced unexpected yet rapid growth over the
past three years. ...