A new report supported by Axeon has revealed the future of battery performance and cost for electric vehicles. Looking ahead to 2050, the report is based on research led by Element Energy, and was commissioned by the Committee on Climate Change.
Batteries make up a large proportion of the cost of electric vehicles, so future improvements in their performance and reductions in cost are of interest to all parties in the sector. The report contains a technology roadmap of future lithium-ion chemistries, including lithium-air batteries, which are the most promising technology in terms of energy density.
Axeon contributed its expertise as Europe’s largest independent pack assembler and its knowledge was combined with that of recognised world leading expert on lithium electrochemistry, Professor Peter Bruce from the University of St Andrews.
Axeon CEO, Lawrence Berns said, “We were delighted to have worked with Element Energy and Professor Bruce on this important report into the future of battery technology. Its findings are of interest to the whole electric vehicle sector and we are pleased that the research will help inform the Committee on Climate Change’s future policy recommendations in terms of cost-effective emissions reductions from road transport.”
Click through the link to download the Cost and Performance of EV Batteries Report.
Click through to download the SMMT Electric Car Guide that is designed to help motorists make more informed decisions when purchasing an EV. Presented in an easy to understand Q&A-style format, the free publication addresses some of the common queries relating to electric vehicles including information about batteries, charging, vehicle performance, on-the-road costs, government incentives and safety.