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Solid-state batteries for EVs: The key to long-distance driving?

Seems like everyone is getting into the race to build electric vehicles. This past February, James Dyson made the decision to build more than just high-precision vacuums and fans and instead focus on electric vehicles (EVs). Dyson plans to construct three EVs by 2020, the Financial Times reported, with an estimated $2.8 billion project. Much like Elon Musk, Dyson looks to shake up the EV market by using solid-state batteries instead of the lithium-ion versions.

The main difference between the batteries is that lithium-ion batteries use liquid electrolytic solution to regulate flow, whereas solid-state batteries use a solid electrolyte.

Ilika plc (LON:IKA) is a pioneer in solid state battery technology enabling solutions for applications in Industrial IoT, MedTech, Electric Vehicles and Consumer Electronics.