Silicon eyed as way to boost electric car battery potential

FILE PHOTO: A BMW Mini electric car is charged at a station downtown Munich March 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo

(Reuters) – The race to build a better electric car battery is turning to silicon, with several companies working to engineer types of the material that can boost driving range and cut production costs. About 500,000 electric vehicles (EVs) were sold globally in 2016, a figure that is expected to jump sevenfold by 2022, according […]

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