Batteries, the crucial junction for the mobility of the future
Interview with Prof. Luca Magagnin
We went to the laboratories of the Politecnico di Milano where the batteries of the future are being studied
Batteries are at the centre of research and the electrification of vehicles has further stimulated the demand for higher performance. Every day we read about more or less sci-fi studies. To find out what's brewing, we went to the laboratories of the Politecnico di Milano, where the batteries of the future are being studied. Professor Luca Magagnin guided us.
First of all, we tried to understand what the most promising areas of study are and what advantages they will bring in the near future. An epoch-making change will be the transition to solid-state batteries, but even on the cells we know now there could be big news thanks to the adoption of new materials. We also talked a lot about recharging, not only in terms of time, but also in terms of infrastructure.
When discussing batteries, it is imperative to talk about efficiency operating temperatures and possible dangers of overheating. We also try to better understand whether super-fast recharging damages the battery.