Envia, a battery breakthrough for electric vehicles
Electric vehicles suffer nowadays from two main problems : limited range and expensive price. But both problems could soon be solved if Envia Systems, a California-based company succeeded. To Climate Progress :
” Envia says its new manganese-based cathode design allows lithium cells to store almost three times the amount of energy per charge than today’s commercial lithium-ion battery packs. ”
But there is more :” The cost of cells will be less than half (…) of cells today “. Yes, Envia could bring batteries that would triple the range while being half as cheap as today’s models.
No doubt that with such batteries, electric vehicles would have a much bigger chance of becoming mainstream. I guess both General Motors and the US Department of Energy were right in investing so much in this project.