A new battery that can break the transportation market

Battery powered vehicles have made a remarkable impact on the transportation market. Because of this companies have been trying to make batteries for vehicles for greater ranges. A promising possibility are these batteries. For the cost of the materials cost a lot less then lithium batteries. These batteries are around 20-40% cheaper then lithium batteries. When the battery dies it takes only 5 minutes to charge.

The impact of these batteries would result in factories being able to make products for cheaper then usual.

Battery powered vehicles have made a remarkable impact on the transportation market. Because of this companies have been trying to make batteries for vehicles for greater ranges. A promising possibility are sodium-ion batteries, the cost of the materials cost a lot less then lithium batteries. These batteries are around 20-40% cheaper then lithium batteries. When the battery dies it takes only 5 minutes to charge.
Sodium-ion battery

The impact of these batteries would result in lower cost’s for energy storage on the electric grid.

“In the short term, the cost to manufacture Na-ion will be high as producers look to reach scaled production in the mid-2020s,” Reid says. “In this time, demand for batteries in the EV sector will surge from 0.6TWh in 2022 to 2.8TWh by 2030, a boom too soon for the Na-ion market.”

Further Details

The sodium-ion battery (NIB or SIB) is a type of rechargeable battery analogous to the lithium-ion battery. However but using sodiumions (Na+) as the charge carriers. Its working principle and cell construction are almost identical. Especially with those of commercially widespread lithium-ion battery types, but sodium compounds are used instead of lithium compounds.

For these batteries have received much academic and commercial interest in the 2010s and 2020s. Especially as a possible complementary technology to lithium-ion batteries. For that’s largely due to the uneven geographic distribution. Also high environmental impact and high cost of many of the elements required for lithium-ion batteries. Chief among these are lithium, cobalt, copper and nickel. All which are not strictly required for many types of sodium-ion batteries.[1] The largest advantage of sodium-ion batteries is the high natural abundance of sodium. This would make commercial production of these are less costly than lithium-ion batteries.[2]

Sources:

https://www.anl.gov/article/pivotal-battery-discovery-could-impact-transportation-and-the-grid

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