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

By Charlotte Radford
Published: Wednesday, 01 May 2019

The attractiveness of lithium metal batteries for electric vehicle applications is undeniable, but bringing about the change will require technical advances. Solid-state batteries are a realistic long-term goal and will negate the use cobalt, whose prices remain volatile.

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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