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Solid state, graphene still far from challenging Li-On batteries

With some fearing that Lithium-Ion batteries have neared their full potential, attention is turning to alternative approaches as an answer for electric vehicle (EV) range and price concerns. Solid State Batteries (SSBs) are one such approach, with Toyota and Dyson showing interest, and this week, Samsung has revealed a potential graphene-based answer. Many think that to truly compete with Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles, EVs will need better battery technologies. BNEF has forecast that it could take until 2026 for Lithium-Ion batteries to reach the critical $100 per kWh cost threshold, that would make them cheaper to buy and own than ICE-driven vehicles. If accurate, such a forecast could give automakers cause for pursuing an alternative battery technology for EVs,…

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