Faradion e-bike launch proves sodium-ion battery technology

Sodium-ion batteries could replace existing lithium-ion technology following the successful test of the world’s first sodium-ion powered e-bike, produced by British company Faradion.

One of the big advantages of the sodium battery is that it can be transported safer, discharged to zero volts. Regular lithium batteries cannot be discharged to zero, and have to be shipped at least partially charged, risking fires. With the successful demonstration of the “proof of concept” e-bike it could now be put to use in other applications, such as electric vehicles, thanks to their performance against lithium-ion products already on the market.

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