Johnny’s in the basement, mixin’ up the medicine, I’m on the pavement, reading news with wonderment:
In his first TechCrunch+ article, Senior Climate Writer Tim De Chant examined nine startups optimizing EV battery technology that have collectively raised just over $4 billion in the last 18 months.
Improving tech like solid-state batteries, replacing specific chemical components and using hybrid chemistries are just a few of the techniques startups are deploying to unlock benefits like reducing weight while increasing range and safety.
“But cars and trucks won’t be the only thing touched by the battery revolution that’ll occur over the next few years,” he writes.
“Like many advances, better, lighter and longer-lasting batteries will drive changes in our lives that are both unexpected and welcome.”
We’re going on a bit of a roller coaster ride in terms of good news versus not, so keep your hands and legs inside the newsletter, and you’ll be good.