Electric vehicles will require advanced battery technology such as silicon anode lithium-ion batteries to become fully viable. Carbon anodes, the incumbent technology used in lithium-ion batteries have almost reached their theoretical capacity limit and hence their future potential is capped.
The advantages of lighter Li-ion batteries with more power are highly relevant to low carbon vehicles. Nexeon’s technology will be optimised for the higher rate charge and discharge required for automotive applications (i.e. HEVs, PHEVs and BEVs) in the medium term.