When was the last time you looked at an everyday object and realized how much it improves your daily life? Smartphones, laptops, and especially electric cars owe their success to advancements made in modern batteries. Devices last longer, charge faster and can use more power than they previously could.
With the countless benefits technological advancements in batteries offer to our daily lives — at times without us even knowing — it is a bonus that these innovations contribute to green efforts. They reduce the need for non-renewable energy resources, lowering carbon emissions worldwide.
With these advancements revolutionizing every industry, it is safe to say that a good battery is one of the foundations of a great product — and every day, batteries are getting better and better. With it, lives are improving as well.
An Endless Campaign for a Better Battery
Multiple companies are pouring money into researching a better battery. Conferences and tradeshows showcase constantly evolving technology that can soon be in the palm of your hands or powering devices and appliances you would have never though could be battery-powered, such as your vehicle.
Different materials, new methods, and innovative designs for batteries are continually being developed to meet growing demand for new technology. The possibilities are endless, and developments sprout across the globe by the day. If you’re thinking of a new way to improve batteries, a research facility somewhere in the world is most probably already testing that very idea.
Paving the Way for New Products
Products that were not possible years ago are now flourishing thanks to new battery technology. Wireless devices and rechargeable tools are now considered normal. Electric vehicles are now a viable choice due to the longer mileage and faster charging time. They are also cooler, and trendier.
Smaller batteries enable a large amount of technology to fit in continuously shrinking mediums, making it possible for smartphones, laptops, and other devices to get thinner or smaller — more sleek and convenient to carry around. All these benefits come without compromising batteries’ performance.
Breaking New Grounds
In the future, we might soon have batteries that charge in seconds and hold that charge for months at a time. Researchers are even developing ways to charge batteries from electric currents generated by the human body — something that pleases our robot overlords as they construct the matrix.
Different materials and production methods are producing batteries that are more resilient and even foldable. Sound waves are now a viable way to charge batteries, so no need to plug in or dock your phone. That’s right, the day we get to see wireless charging might come sooner than you thought.
Technology is moving at a blistering pace, and one of its key drivers is better batteries. With the importance of green efforts becoming more and more evident as well, the future of energy resources is batteries.
These little packs of power are at the forefront of almost every new technology — pushing boundaries and making everything a little more convenient, environmentally friendly, and more lightweight.