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Battery technologies – the way forward

Overview

News that the UK has pledged to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040 has put a feather in the cap of the electric car industry on the back of claims that charging cars and vans from the grid, like a laptop or phone, is sure to be cleaner than petrol or diesel power.

The government's promise to invest over £800m in driverless and clean technology, as well as a further £246m in battery technology research, is clear testament to this claim. This article examines the implications for the global battery market.

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