Working on the next big thing in EVs

While many remain confident lithium-ion batteries are the way forward, there is a number willing to bet the future of electric cars lies elsewhere. And they're working hard to prove it.

For nearly two years, a team of former Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius engineers has been working on the next big thing in electric cars: the latest version of the 154-year-old lead-acid battery.

Their aim is to build a battery strong enough to power a wider range of vehicles, something they think the current cutting-edge technology – lithium ion – can't do cheaply, particularly given recent safety scares.

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