Infographic: Battery Upgrades Unlocked

Infographic: Battery Upgrades Unlocked

From new materials to alternative techniques, and even outside the box strategies, innovators are looking for updated approaches to mobile power solutions.
The pursuit of more powerful, longer lasting, and sustainable batteries is an ongoing effort, fueled by the quest for cleaner energy sources. According to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Global EV Outlook 2022, electric vehicle (EV) sales doubled in 2021 over 2020 to a record 6.6 million, versus 120,000 electric cars sold worldwide in 2012.

On top of that, public spending on EV subsidies and incentives nearly doubled in 2021 to $30 billion, according to IEA. In the United States, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued two notices of intent in February 2022 under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to provide $2.91 billion to increase production of advanced batteries for clean energy industries, including electric vehicles and energy storage.

Faster charging, new materials, and even new approaches to mobile power are all solutions that companies, innovators, and researchers are pursuing. Here’s a snapshot of four such up-and-coming innovations.

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