A new battery design could last for an entire 100 years

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Tesla’s battery research arm based in Canada published a paper earlier this month that provides details of a battery design that could serve us for 100 years, Electrek reported

As the world looks to reduce carbon emissions, electric transportation is one of the ways that is being touted to achieve emission targets that countries have set themselves. To ensure this can be sustainable, countries need to switch to renewable sources of power, while electric vehicle makers need to ensure that the cars themselves do not become a cause of concern.    

Tesla’s tie-up with the world leader in battery technology

Elon Musk’s Tesla has teamed up with one of the world’s leading experts on battery technology, Jeff Dahn. One of the pioneers of the lithium-ion batteries that are used in most electric devices today, Dahn has been working on li-ion batteries ever since they were invented.

Dahn works at the Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, and Tesla set up its Advanced Battery Research division at the university to benefit from Dahn’s expertise in the area. Dahn has been credited for the commercial success of li-ion batteries after he worked on increasing their life cycles.

Now that these batteries are a runaway success and the foundation for electric transportation, Dahn has been working to increase their energy density and durability….”

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