The electric vehicles (EVs) market has grown rapidly in recent years. This market is expected to continue to grow over the coming decade.
Despite this rapid increase, many potential electric vehicle drivers still have range anxiety, the fear that their car’s battery will die mid way.
To boost the EV range, a team of Korean researchers has developed a revolutionary technology that could extend the driving range by at least ten-fold.
Researchers from POSTECH and Sogang University developed charged polymeric binders for a high-capacity anode material, replacing conventional graphite anodes. High-capacity anode material can offer at least ten times higher capacity than that of conventional graphite anodes.
Professor Soojin Park of Sogang University said, “The introduction of high-capacity anode active materials can greatly increase the energy density of lithium secondary batteries, and it is expected that the driving range of electric vehicles can also be increased accordingly.” I hope it will be possible”.
This study was recently published as a cover article in the prestigious journal Advanced Functional Materials in the field of materials engineering.