- on Education & Information
- Published in issue 9/2009 on page 16
The Road to Battery Power
The dawn of the age of electric vehicles
At the beginning of the twentieth century the internal combustion engine started to take over from electrically-powered vehicles. Now, a hundred years later, electric vehicles are slowly but surely making a come-back. Development continues apace and the enormous potential is clear. The key to the success of electric vehicles lies, contrary to early expectations, in lithium-ion cells rather than in fuel cells.