Lithium-sulfur to power e-scooter | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 25 | p. 12 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 20, 2016

Lithium-sulfur to power e-scooter

Department: Business
Keywords: energy storage, e-scooter, battery, lithium-sulfur
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A researcher at Oxis’s labs in Oxfordshire, England, places battery cells on a testing platform.
Credit: Oxis
Photo of a researcher at Oxis’s labs in Oxfordshire, England, placing battery cells on a testing platform.
 
A researcher at Oxis’s labs in Oxfordshire, England, places battery cells on a testing platform.
Credit: Oxis

Oxis Energy, a U.K.-based battery developer, is partnering with Denmark’s Lithium Balance to make a lithium-sulfur battery for electric scooters. The pair aims to introduce the battery in China by 2018. Their prototype is 60% lighter than lead batteries and goes further on a charge, Oxis says. China is home to 30 million electric scooters, of which 98% use lead acid batteries. Separately, CAMX Power has granted Johnson Matthey a license to use its CAM-7 nickel-based cathode materials in lithium-ion batteries.

 
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