AN EXPONENTIAL PROBLEM. WILL SAFETY DRIVE THE FUTURE OF THE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY?
Lithium-ion batteries offer a light and highly efficient way to store and reuse energy. As a result, they account for the vast majority of “installed power and energy capacity”, according to a report released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. But while we are carrying around our phone’s in our pockets and driving electric cars powered with over 7,000 individual cells, lingering questions remain about their safety.