Carmakers are perfecting a new form of solid-state battery technology designed to eliminate one of the chief concerns among prospective EV buyers – range anxiety.

oday’s electric cars, from the Tesla Model 3 saloon to Jaguar’s I-Pace crossover, are all powered by lithium-ion batteries. These cells, which have been around for decades, are relatively cheap to charge but can’t compete with the range of petrol or diesel cars, leaving EV owners anxious about running out of power between charging stations.

However, it will be a different story when the “miraculous” new solid-state battery technology makes its way into production cars, says Autocar.

What are solid-state batteries?

As the name suggests, solid-state batteries are composed of “solid lithium electrodes” set in rigid “conductive” material such as ceramic or a polymer, reports Alphr.

By contrast, conventional lithium-ion batteries use solid lithium electrodes and are encased in a “chemical electrolyte”.

So why are they better than lithium-ion batteries?

Replacing the wet electrolyte with a solid means that the new batteries should be easier to make – and therefore cheaper – than the lithium-ion versions, says Top Gear.

Please click here for the full story.

Getting On ‘The Right Road’

Whatever your level of driving experience Surrey Driving Force can offer driving lessons in Surrey to suit you. From driving tests to refresher courses, our friendly and experienced instructors will help you to achieve your goal quickly and affordably.

  • Competitive rates
  • Friendly, patient and fully qualified Driving Instructors
  • Test success in as few lessons as possible
  • Convenient pick-ups from home, work or school
  • New, air-conditioned, dual control cars
  • Reduced driving lesson prices when you block book
  • Driving lessons seven days a week

As Well As Surrey Driving Lessons We Offer:

Don’t Forget!

Theory Test Pro – FREE!

Surrey Driving Force students have full access to premium content via Theory Test Pro whilst learning with us. This is a great resource and really helps our students pass their theory test first time. It’s also available as a free app to download on iPhone or Android, where again you can access the premium content.

Theory Test Pro

> Find Out More

Currently Browsing: Is This The Key To Increasing The Popularity of Electric Cars