Frazer-Nash recently responded to a call for evidence from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on the UK’s position in relation to advanced materials and battery technology. In this white paper, Steve Merritt explores some of the challenges faced, and the opportunities that new battery technologies could offer as we work towards achieving Net Zero by 2050.
The road to reach Net Zero by 2050 is a winding one, with challenges at every mile marker – of recyclability, of scarcity and energy demand, and of industrial decarbonisation. Batteries will be vital in decarbonation, particularly of the transport sector, with innovations in a range of technologies necessary for different vehicle types. So, what are the challenges we face in developing these technologies, and what steps will we need to take to overcome them and to turn the Net Zero single track road into a fast-moving motorway?