Sepp Hasslberger: Batteries that Last Forever — with No Fire Hazard. A Game Changer?

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Sepp Hasslberger
Sepp Hasslberger

Batteries without the fire hazard … and a longer life. Things are getting better. 

Samsung, MIT say their solid-state batteries could last a lifetime

Researchers have developed a new material for a basic battery component that they say will enable almost indefinite power storage. The new material — a solid electrolyte — could not only increase battery life, but also storage capacity and safety, as liquid electrolytes are the leading cause of battery fires.   . . .   Another advantage of a solid-state lithium-ion battery is that it can perform under frigid temperatures.