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LG Sees Battery Breakthrough By 2028 That Has Eluded Tesla

Heejin Kim and Gabrielle Coppola of Bloomberg report on an EV battery breakthrough.

The C3 Take
  • LG believes it has made a breakthrough in “dry-coating” which aims to replace the wet process that battery makers use now to create cathode and anode electrodes.
  • Dry-coating is seen as more affordable, energy efficient, and environmentally friendly that the wet process.
  • The company is planning to finish a pilot project later this year and start commercial production of its dry-coated cathodes and anodes in 2028.

“Batteries have three major components: two electrodes (an anode and a cathode) and an electrolyte that helps shuttle the charge between them. The materials used to make those components determine how much energy batteries store and at what cost.”

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