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G'day, There is a lot of snippets of information but independent facts seem to be few and far between. Is there a particular information source for batteries using little or no exotic materials/metals?
 

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Very good, haha. I was looking for serious technology answers but a laugh a day does work. There was a Japanese tech guy promoting an iron gas battery that could be recycled simply. Also a lot of talk about graphene but it is short in nature and short on facts. If there are any facts out there I have failed to find them so pointers would be appreciated.
 

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Some of the solid-state battery technology is looking interesting - especially when you see goals of their providing potentials for 500mile range and 1 minute recharging for electric vehicles.
 

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Agreed but then there has been no information on the materials used so far, what type of materials would be needed for the terminals? Graphene could do the job if sufficiently developed but that seems not to be the case yet and the best conductor I know is still gold.
 

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Nickel-Iron Storage batteries:

What was old is new again...
 
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It appears competition is limiting what can be said. Also, certain technologies need to be profitable immediately. Once the current health crisis eases, expect more announcements. Also, expect the infrastructure to magically appear for charging these batteries, at least in the US, since the current health crisis is already yielding to the climate change crisis.

Tesla's Million Mile Battery is ready for production as of June last year.


And, of course, investors need to be convinced to invest.

 

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There was quite a bit of news recently about solid state batteries including this.

A UK-based consortium of seven organisations including Oxford University has banded together to develop prototypes of solid-state battery (SSB) technology with the automotive sector in mind.

Early deployment of SSBs is expected to be in consumer electronics, niche automotive applications and unmanned aerospace, before being used in broader EV markets.

The Faraday Institution forecasts that, in 2030, SSBs are likely to take a 7 per cent share of the global consumer electronics battery market and a 4 per cent share of the EV battery market.

Global SSB revenues from sales to EV manufacturers are forecast to reach $8bn by 2030 and then grow rapidly to 2040 and 2050 when the market is expected to become extensive.

 

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