A better lithium battery

Batteries-June-20By Vivien Diniz, Lithium Investing News — At the end of July, Lousiana State University’s The Daily Reveille asked a question that I’ve found myself asking quite often: when will batteries improve?

Truthfully, I have no clue. And to make it worse, I don’t think there is any clear answer I can give that will satisfy the “when” question — at least not one that will keep you from rolling your eyes in disbelief at the generous 5+ year waiting period for improved technology.

The sad truth about lithium-ion batteries is that as much as we have come to depend on them for our everyday electronic needs and electric vehicle ambitions, they are not perfect. While these batteries do have advantages over other types of batteries — for example, they have the potential for higher capacities — there are also limitations. Read more.

Posted August 14, 2013