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How to build a better battery (2:56)

Key Ideas

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Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 00:23 How can we make electric vehicle batteries more attractive to consumers so they will buy more electric cars?
  2. 00:37 How many new cars are sold every year? What percentage of them are electric?
  3. 01:04 What are the fundamental issues with today’s batteries that have slowed mainstream adoption of electric vehicles?
  4. 01:19 What three elements do all batteries have? Describe each element.
  5. 01:50 Describe the difference between a conventional lithium-ion battery and the QuantumScape battery. How is QuantumScape’s battery better than conventional lithium-ion batteries?