BATTERY MATERIALS CONF: EVs will progress to solid-state batteries in 10-15 years, pending manufacturing developments

By Charlotte Radford
Published: Thursday, 11 April 2019

High prices and volatility have increased the appeal of lower-cobalt battery chemistries or cobalt-free battery technology, such as solid-state batteries in electric vehicles.

Electric vehicles will shift to using solid-state batteries using lithium metal in the long term, but requisite developments in the manufacturing process mean batteries with liquid electrodes will remain in use until at least the late 2020s, according to Emily Hersch, managing partner of DCDB Group. 

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