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Turkey’s ASELSAN & IBM Research to develop Metal-Air Batteries for EVs

ASELSAN said the Metal-Air Batteries to be developed will provide at least five times more storage capacity than current Li-Ion Batteries while preserving the same weight.  

In a statement, the company commented: ‘These Metal-Air batteries will deliver more storage capacity at a lower cost than existing batteries, which will significantly reduce the cost of energy. Consequently, these new batteries will be a critical automotive component in resolving range issues for electric vehicles.  Today, a family car can scarcely travel 160km (100 miles) using existing Li-Ion batteries, whereas the new Metal-Air technology batteries will increase this range up to at least 800km (500 miles).’

The two firms are also working on Millimeter Wave Integrated Circuits to be used for collision avoidance in vehicles amongst other applications. 

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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