GS Yuasa Hopes To Move From Lithium-Ion To Lithium Sulfur By 2020

GS Yuasa Hopes To Move From Lithium-Ion To Lithium Sulfur By 2020

According to Green Car Congress, the Japan Times reported that GS Yuasa has developed a potential breakthrough battery that makes use of a lithium sulfur design with up to 3 times the energy capacity of today's lithium-ion cells.

"The battery reportedly uses sulfur as a key material in the cathode and a silicon-based anode. The company said it now aims to improve the durability of the anode , so it can commercialize the next-generation lithium-ion battery by 2020."

"To formulate the cathode material, GS Yuasa fills sulfur into small holes on carbon rods, the company said."

It's widely believed that lithium sulfur is the most likely "next-generation" battery technology, to be followed by solid state.

Source: Green Car Congress