Toyota battery breakthrough means magnesium could eventually replace lithium

For anyone (i.e. everyone) who’s ever panicked when their mobile device chirped, “low battery,” the future could be far less stressful, thanks to the advanced battery research of scientists at the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA). A new breakthrough involving magnesium batteries may soon open the doors for smaller, longer-lasting batteries for everything from cars to cell phones. Video courtesy of Toyota USA Newsroom.

Source: Gizmag

The electrolyte has been the trouble spot for magnesium-based batteries, but Toyota's researchers may have cracked that, paving the way towards their production (Credit: Toyota).

The electrolyte has been the trouble spot for magnesium-based batteries, but Toyota’s researchers may have cracked that, paving the way towards their production (Credit: Toyota).

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