Why sodium-ion is the future of batteries

As the demand for electric vehicles continues rising to new heights, so does the need for affordable and efficient batteries. But due to several shortages crippling battery supply, and the fact that lithium is already a limited resource, it’s questionable how sustainable the usage of lithium-ion batteries actually is.

Although lithium-ion battery technology has made great strides over the last decade, a rising concern about these batteries is that the innovation surrounding them is starting to slow down. For instance, while the price of lithium-ion batteries has dropped ~73% throughout the last decade, it’s only fallen ~28% from 2017 to 2021. Perhaps more alarming, however, is that the price of lithium itself has nearly tripled since 2021!

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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