Honda announced a breakthrough in electric batteries with a 10-fold increase in capacityDecember 8, 2018
Modern industry is trying with all its might to improve modern batteries, and while lithium-ion batteries are the best deal. Honda has announced a breakthrough in this segment and is pinning its hopes on fluoride-ion batteries.
At the moment, the limitations of lithium-ion batteries are well known, so a number of automakers are exploring alternatives. Honda is no exception, their scientists have teamed up with specialists from the California Institute of Technology and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop a new chemical composition of batteries that promises to be significantly better relative to existing ones.
So far we will not go into technical details, but Honda says a significant increase in the specific density of specific energy. The new proposal will be able to meet the modern needs of consumers and manufacturers.
Dr. Christopher Brooks, chief researcher at Honda Research Institute, said: “Fluoride-ion batteries can offer ten times the density than existing lithium batteries.” This is a huge breakthrough and fluoride-ion batteries can be much lighter than lithium-ion batteries, and at the same time significantly increase the range in electric vehicles.
Of course, everything is not so rosy and modern fluoride-ion batteries go on the operating mode only in the temperature regime of about 150 degrees Celsius. Although Honda specialists claim that they have found a way to create a fluoride-ion electrochemical cell capable of operating at room temperature.