Energy storage revolution - Zukunftsfeld Energiespeicher
Nearly all cell phones, laptops or MP3 players currently run on Li-Ion batteries. And the emerging trend toward e-mobility is hardly conceivable without the use of Li-Ion batteries in vehicles. Compared with traditional electricity storage solutions (like NiMH or lead batteries), Li-Ion batteries offer significantly longer product life and much higher energy efficiency. Yet Li-Ion technology has by no means reached its full potential.
This finding emerges from our joint study with the German engineering association VDMA. It concludes that the way forward in developing this potential is standardization. Action is urgently required to establish a standard for modular Li-Ion batteries with the widest possible industry reach.