Sodium-ion batteries are the safe, cheap and abundant alternative to lithium

Next year electric bike giants Niu plan to launch a scooter powered by a sodium-ion battery rather than the lithium-ion cells which have become ubiquitous across the burgeoning electric bike market.

And despite suggestions that it’s a backward step in terms of performance, sodium-ion technology could become dominant in the future as a cheaper, safer and greener alternative to lithium.

Within a few years EVs are expected to outsell combustion-engined vehicles, and some forecasts predict that the global supplies of lithium will become unable to keep pace with demand by as early as 2030.

DG Innovate plc (LON:DGI) is an advanced research and development company pioneering sustainable and environmentally considerate improvements to electric mobility and storage, using abundant materials and the best engineering and scientific practices.

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