The batteries of the future that will replace oil

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When admin research of the CSIC and director of the Neo-Energy group of the National Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of Catalonia, gives a lecture, he begins by teaching a nocturnal photograph of the earth seen from space. “Seeing all those lights of our cities illuminating the planet, an extraterrestrial civilization might think we are an advanced species … but we are a civilization that historically has been dedicated to waste energy.”

Electrification is an unavoidable change, we must leave fossil fuels, “he says. In that they work in the National Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of Catalonia: in new electricity storage systems that make possible that new one hundred percent electric world.

The batteries, with greater capacity and with lower weight and charging time, have made possible the popularization of the electric vehicle. They will also allow in the future to increase the autonomy and power to make it a superior alternative to the combustion engine.

According to the predictions of Bloomberg analysts, sales of electric cars will exceed those of gasoline and diesel combustion in 2038, and its price will be similar to conventional vehicles in just eight years. According to this same report, the cost of Ion-Lithium batteries will fall significantly: a battery that would have cost $ 1,000 in 2010, will be worth only $ 73 in 2030.