The applications and market for lithium batteries are fast expanding, and the growth rate is expected to continue to increase.
Ever more manufacturers of industrial machines and electric vehicles are choosing lithium batteries, driven by the improved performance offered by this metal.
Tesla, first and foremost, has created a clear gap between itself and other vehicle manufacturers by creating the first true electric saloon in history. Its motors are powered by lithium battery packs which offer a range of over 500 km with an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.7 seconds.
Lithium is the lightest metal on the periodic table, as well as the least dense solid element with the highest electrochemical potential, making it a fundamental material in battery manufacturing.
These characteristics make it a perfect, powerful component for the batteries of the present as well as the future.
Improved performance and duration are the goals which drove Marco Righi and Alan Pastorelli, then in their early twenties, to perform their first tests on lithium batteries back in 2009.