Major innovations from Hydro-Québec’s research institute (IREQ) and CIC Energigune pave the way for a generation of batteries that will succeed lithium-ion batteries in transportation electrification.

This Solid State Battery technology will lead to the development of safe, powerful, inexpensive batteries thanks to two main innovations.The first innovation is that the technology uses a solid electrolyte and the second is that the anode is made of metallic lithium with a specially treated surface.

Lithium-ion batteries, which dominate the cell-phone and electric-vehicle markets, offer EVs a range of around 160 km. But this generation is approaching its top performance. These batteries also have some safety issues, as the liquid electrolytes are flammable.

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