Lux: consumer electronics, not automotive, will drive next-gen battery development; solid-state over Li-S and
Lux: consumer electronics, not automotive, will drive next-gen battery development; solid-state over Li-S and Li-air 25 March 2013 While much of the motivation for next-generation batteries comes from transportation, Lux Research’s analysis concludes that the automotive market will be the last to adopt next-generation batteries due to the extreme cost sensitivity of automakers, stringent safety and lifetime requirements, and long, cautious adoption cycles. Hence, makers of next-generation batteries will have to look to other markets first. Designers of consumer electronics—the largest current Li-ion application—will move the next generation battery market more meaningfully as they continue to push towards devices with smaller footprints, according to Lux. Click to enlarge. Analyzing the consumer electronics space, solid-state batteries will provide real completion to Li-io...