Next generation batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles

The aim of this project is to realize the next generation of batteries; the Li-S batteries and M-ion batteries (M=Na, Al, Ca and Mg), i.e. post Li-ion batteries, as sustainable solutions for energy storage systems for hybrid and electric vehicles. These technologies provide advantages in terms of high capacity, environmental friendliness and sustainability, safety, and potential for competitive price. We approach the new technologies by addressing fundamental material science issues regarding new electrolytes, nano-structured electrodes, and by practical battery testing and evaluation including ageing and degradation mechanisms. We have formed a team of four research groups at Chalmers bringing in complementary expertise and infrastructure to the project. The project will involve 3 PhD students and 2 post-docs active in synthesis, experimental characterization, evaluation of materials and performance in practice in working battery cells.


Aleksandar Matic (contact)

Professor at Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Physics

Patrik Johansson

Professor at Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Physics

Anders Palmqvist

Professor at Chemical and Biological Engineering, Applied Surface Chemistry


Swedish Energy Agency

Funding years 2013–2017

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