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Tellurium may be key to longer-range EVs

BC research team advancing lithium-tellurium battery tech Metal Tech News – September 14, 2022

 

Last updated 10/4/2022 at 2:11pm

Lithium-tellurium disc batteries are held with clamps during testing at UBC.

University of British Columbia Okanagan

A bank of Lithium-tellurium battery cells being tested at UBC Okanagan's Advanced Materials for Energy Storage Lab.

Tellurium, a rare byproduct of mining copper and gold, may be the secret ingredient to longer-lasting lithium batteries that allow electric vehicles to travel more than twice as far on a single charge.

With the support of industrial partner Fenix Advanced Materials, researchers at the University of British Columbia Okanagan are developing solid-state lithium-tellurium batteries that could deliv...



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