23 October 2019
Battery technology has had a dynamic evolution ever since Alessandro Volta invented the first battery some 200 years ago. Today, there are three main application areas for rechargeable batteries: portable electronics, transportation and stationary application, which is still in the early stages of development.
Although rechargeable batteries have come a long way in satisfying our increasingly sophisticated demands for lighter, smaller and fancier portable electronics, better batteries are still needed in order to meet some of the serious challenges we now face such as climate change. We need batteries that can help us decarbonise and electrify the entire transportation sector and increase the share of renewables in the energy mix of our cities.