One of the two major issues with EVs are batteries. Lithium is not the long-term answer, but there are potential options on the horizon. In addition, there are challenges regarding both range and recharge times. The following links provide some recent developments that are encouraging.
‘Game-changing’ new battery charges in 3 minutes and lasts 20 years https://www.independent.co.uk/tech/new-battery-charging-speed-electric-vehicles-b2177786.html
Plant-Based Car Batteries? Hemp Batteries Could Be 200 Times Cheaper To Produce Than Classic Batteries https://www.benzinga.com/general/biotech/22/01/25199255/hemp-car-batteries
The hemp used for batteries https://www.energytech.com/energy-storage/article/21177341/will-hemp-make-ev-batteries-better
New Tesla Super Battery Charger https://electrek.co/2022/11/12/tesla-supercharger-way-more-powerful-than-previously-thought/
The world’s first CO2 battery for long-duration energy storage is headed to the US https://electrek.co/2022/11/14/the-worlds-first-co2-battery-for-long-duration-energy-storage-is-headed-to-the-us/
Electric Batteries that charge faster than you can you’re your gas tank https://www.google.com/search?q=The+Electric+Vehicle+Battery+That+Charges+Faster+Than+You+Can+Fill+Your+Gas+Tank&rlz=1C1AWFC_enUS1021US1025&oq=The+Electric+Vehicle+Battery+That+Charges+Faster+Than+You+Can+Fill+Your+Gas+Tank&aqs=chrome..69i57.1977j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
New battery technology has the potential to significantly reduce energy storage costs
Finland’s Revolutionary Take On Renewable Energy, The Sand Battery https://www.grunge.com/1126796/finlands-revolutionary-take-on-renewable-energy-the-sand-battery/
As The EV Push Continues, BMW Engineer Believes Lithium-Ion Batteries Are Already At Death’s Door
A cheap sodium-sulfur battery boasts 4x the capacity of lithium-ion
‘Significant breakthrough’: This new sea-salt battery has 4 times the capacity of lithium https://www.euronews.com/green/2022/12/13/significant-breakthrough-this-new-sea-salt-battery-has-4-times-the-capacity-of-lithium#:~:text=Researchers%20have%20built%20a%20new,environmentally%20friendly%20than%20existing%20options.
You Could Double Your Tesla’s Range By Switching To This Battery https://www.slashgear.com/1135739/you-could-double-your-teslas-range-by-switching-to-this-battery/