Yi Cui Talks Battery Tech Possibilities In The Future
Yi Cui, an associate professor at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, recently gave a fairly inspired talk on the history and future of battery technology.
Fair disclaimer: this video is for the EV/battery storage enthusiast who is also a bit a technology nerd - there is no Tesla Model P85D vs your dad's Toyota Corolla race to be found in the video.
However if you are excited to learn if is possible to have 10,000 cycle batteries that cost $100 per kWh inside a plug-in vehicle during your lifetime, then this is your cup of tea.
If you aren't currently a battery technology savant, but you want to be...just watch the video (up to the 26 minute mark) and you will be well on your way. Head into the second half of the presentation if you are feeling really ambitious with your learning.
As per the video description:
A Nice Primer On Reasonable Applications For Battery Storage
"Lithium ion batteries have been the dominant power source for consumer electronics. This lecture reviews the existing technology and presents promising future battery technologies that could have significantly higher energy density, lower cost, better safety and longer life. Novel battery chemistries and materials are key to a revolutionary change."
Hat tip to Martin B!