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Solid-State Batteries

Solid state batteries were invented as a safer alternative to mitigate the risks involved in using liquid electrolytes in Lithium-ion batteries.

In the early 1980s, Dr. John B. Goodenough and his team at the University of Oxford made significant contributions to the development of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, which laid the foundation for advancements in solid-state battery technology.

The main difference between Li-ion batteries and Solid State is the material the electrolyte is made of. In Li-ion batteries the electrolyte is in liquid form, whereas in Solid State it is in solid form as the name implies.

Battery Solid State - The difference between Li-ion batteries and Solid State batteries

The difference between Li-ion batteries and Solid State batteries

Since then, various scientists, engineers, and research institutions around the world such as Toyota, MIT and Samsung have made contributions to the development of solid-state batteries. This is a battery technology that is very promising and still rapidly evolving, with ongoing research aiming to improve their performance, safety and commercial viability. Many believe this is the future in electric vehicle battery storage because of the smaller volume and size of the batteries produced, their high energy density and, perhaps most important of all, the very rapid charging times.

Watch the video below for a more detailed comparison of Solid-state vs Lithium-ion: