The future of mobility is electric, but electric vehicles (EVs) are still lagging behind internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles on all key parameters. This is preventing them from becoming truly widespread.
EVs are still lagging behind ICE
All we need – better batteries
Increasing the range means that EV batteries need to store more energy. The higher cost of EVs is attributable to the cost of batteries and to the short service life of those batteries. Furthermore, current EVs cannot be charged fast because the batteries do not withstand fast charging conditions.
Improving battery parameters such as energy density, charge rate, cycle life and cost is a major technological challenge, but can be solved when TUBALL™ graphene nanotubes (also known as single wall carbon nanotubes) are incorporated in the design of lithium-ion batteries.