In the Japanese company Kyocera, batteries with semi-solid filling were launched into mass production. They are considered wear-resistant and most reliable, thanks to gel or resin electrolytes, reducing the likelihood of flash even when overheating.
It is reported by Nikkei Asia.
The capacity of semi-solid batteries is 60% less than that of lithium-ion batteries. At the same time, they are safer and do not cause much damage to the environment. The emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere during their production is 40% lower than lithium-ion counterparts.
Currently, production has been launched at half capacity. Unfortunately, consumer car companies prefer lithium-ion batteries. They are not satisfied with the low capacity of semi-solid batteries. They believe that it is better to equip compartments with lithium-ion batteries with cooling and protection systems. The increase in the cost of a car is not taken into account.
Instead, Kyocera hopes to increase the production of semi-solid batteries next year. It was then that the EU’s requirements for informing about greenhouse gas emissions during the production of electric cars will come into force. This will reduce the demand for traditional high-capacity batteries.
Recall that Samsung plans to use recycled plastic in the production of all smartphones. Such a decision will have a positive impact on the environment, given the company’s large product line.