The problems will come when Li batteries are *really* popular for cars. There is nowhere near enough Li to supply even a fraction of the ultimate demand. Researchers might spend their timer more profitably looking at Al and Mg.
Who says battery technology can't keep up? With research like this concentrating on ways to boost existing lithium ion batteries, plus efforts elsewhere to craft lithium-air and more exotic formulations, I predict a bright future for battery technology. Will battery technology ever catch up to Moores Law? What do you think?
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.