12 May '18, 7pm

Major Japanese Automakers Team Up to Develop Holy Grail Batteries

Major Japanese Automakers Team Up to Develop Holy Grail Batteries

Nearly every major automaker has declared the future is electric. If so, the next leap forward will be solid-state batteries, which outdo lithium-ion units. Facing pressures from global scientists, major Japanese automakers and the state government have joined forces to develop next-generation solid-state batteries. A report from Nikkei on Sunday said the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will provide $14-million to support the initiative. Automakers joining forces include Toyota, Nissan, and Honda. Other companies have also signed on for the initiative and include Panasonic and Libtec, a research body. ALSO SEE: Nissan is Finding a Way to Reuse Old Leaf Batteries Solid-state batteries are seen as the holy grail for battery technology. Current lithium-ion batteries use liquid electrolytes, but solid-state units employ a solid form, as the name implies. They’...

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