The lithium-air battery (Li-air) is a type of metal-air electrochemical cell or battery that generates a current flow by oxidising lithium at the anode and reducing oxygen at the cathode. The expected driving distance of an electric car in relation to the energy density of the battery cell used. The energy density of a battery cell depends on the area capacity of the electrode for Li-air, Li-S, and Li-ion batteries.
The Global Electric Truck Lithium-Air Battery market accounted for $XX Billion in 2022 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2023 to 2030.
In comparison to the industry-standard lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, researchers have recently developed a novel lithium-air battery design with an energy density that is about four times higher. A lithium-air battery that has recently been developed by scientists from the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Argonne National Laboratory of the U.S.
The Department of Energy has an energy density higher than that of the lithium-ion batteries, which are the industry standard and are used in the majority of electric cars.
An important difference between the researchers’ design and lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries is that theirs uses a solid electrolyte rather than a liquid one. It is important to note that the lithium-air battery has an energy capacity that is up to four times greater than Li-ion batteries, i.e., 1 kilowatt-hour per kilogram or higher. By removing a significant obstacle to widespread EV adoption, the design offers the potential to allow 1,000 miles of range on a single charge.
When compared to their Li-ion peers, lithium-air batteries don’t have the same safety issues or risks associated with raw material supply because they draw oxygen from the ambient air.
As businesses look into alternatives that offer better performance at lower manufacturing costs, they could be a game-changer for the EV industry. The researchers’ design could power domestic aircraft, trains, long-haul trucks, submarines, and consumer-facing electric vehicles in addition to these.
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