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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. 

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