Size, chemical make-up, corrosion, volatiles… these are challenges facing automotive battery manufacturers. It's true, batteries have come a long way since Allessandro Volta's prototypes, but according to this article, the challenges automotive manufacturers face are extensive.
If batteries, the new “darling” in the automotive world, are the answer to all our problems, why bother researching other alternative fuels? However, although batteries may appear to be a quick solution to meeting CAFÉ standards, it seems the challenges they face may be too great to make them the long-term answer.
So all you scientists and engineers researching biofuels, vapor engines and other alternatives, keep your nose to the grindstone and you may still win the prize.
Full story at Txchnologist