BYD rumoured to be interested in sodium-ion batteries
There are rumours in China that BYD wants to start mass production of sodium-ion batteries for electric cars. Local media report that BYD plans to manufacture them from the second quarter of 2023 and initially use them in some versions of the Qin EV, the Dolphin and the new Seagull model.
Sodium over lithium: The low-cost alternative to Li-ion batteries
CATL has presented a sodium-ion cell along with plans to start production in 2023. What are the advantages and disadvantages of replacing lithium? Christoph M. Schwarzer evaluated the technology by speaking to battery experts from P3 Automotive and Prof. Dr Markus Hölzle from ZSW. The potential is huge!