Algae Could Make Electric Vehicles Cheaper and Increase Range: Seriously!

Electric vehicles have many advantages over gasoline-powered cars, such as better efficiency, zero carbon emissions, faster acceleration and less maintenance. However, electric cars have two major drawbacks. They tend to be expensive and have less range than gas-powered models. However, a single remedy could solve both of these problems: algae.

Sodium batteries with algae are a cheaper alternative to lithium batteries for electric cars

Algae and Tesla Cybertruck | Oleksandr Sushko via Unsplash; You’re here

One of the reasons electric vehicles are so expensive is the high cost of producing large and heavy battery packs, which primarily use lithium. Lithium supply is limited, and over the past year its price has skyrocketed by more than 500%.

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