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Can Ionic Materials Design A Rechargeable Battery That Unseats The Lithium-Ion?

Lithium-ion–the kind of battery used in your computer and in Teslas–has a lot of good qualities, and some serious drawbacks. A new battery company is looking for a less combustible, less expensive solution. Most of the world is betting on lithium-ion as the future of batteries–Elon Musk for one. When fully up and running in 2020, Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 is expected to churn out 50 million kilowatt hours of lithium-ion power packs a year–enough for plenty of Model 3s and home Powerwall storage units.
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