Investments in alternative technologies aim to boost EV adoption

Mint April 1, 2024, 02:00 AM UTC

Summary: Billions are invested in alternative technologies to replace combustion engines and reduce greenhouse gases. Electric vehicle costs are mainly attributed to energy storage. Researchers in Japan discovered adding caffeine to fuel cells can increase efficiency by 11-fold, reducing platinum usage. AI identified 18 compounds for EV batteries, potentially cutting lithium usage by 70%. These innovations aim to overcome hurdles like price and infrastructure in expanding EV adoption.

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