EU-funded project develops improved Lithium-ion for electric cars

The breakthroughs, announced last week, promise to boost competitiveness among European battery and electric vehicle manufacturers. Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries have sparked the attention of electric vehicle manufacturers ever since they first came on the market in the early 1990s. Among their advantages are a shorter charge-time and a higher energy-storage capacity than other types of rechargeables, such as nickel-metal hydride batteries.