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Sodium-ion kinks need ironing before mounting lithium, nickel challenge

Sodium-ion technology – a type of battery unveiled by China’s top battery manufacturer this summer – is unlikely to displace existing lithium and nickel-based cell chemistries anytime soon as it does not offer significant improvements in safety and energy density, industry experts said at a conference on Tuesday.

Shi Weijun
 CATL's headquarters in Ningde, in China’s Fujian Province

CATL's headquarters in Ningde, in China’s Fujian Province

Sodium-ion cells do not iron out longstanding safety issues associated with lithium-ion batteries that are commonly used in electric vehicles (EVs), according to Kurt Gui, head of the strategy department...

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