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    Why hasn't there been more of an uptake of sodium-ion batteries in recent times?

    It's worth noting that lithium carbonate prices have fallen sharply over the past year (2023) and could be potentially holding back the development of sodium-ion batteries. The cost advantage of sodium-ion batteries is seen to have diminished with the prolonged decline in the price of lithium carbonate, a key raw material for lithium-ion batteries. China hoped to bring sodium-ion batteries to mass market in 2023, but slumping lithium prices have cooled off investments and delayed or paused projects.

    Furthermore, there is still no single-winning chemistry within sodium-ion batteries. Many R&D efforts are being undertaken to find the perfect anode/cathode active material that allows scalability beyond the lab stage. UL standardization for sodium-ion cells is, therefore, still a while away, and this makes OEMs hesitant to commit to such a technology. 

    What are the opportunities for sodium down the road?

    Sodium-ion batteries still look promising for two and three-wheelers, microcars, and energy storage, even if the lithium price drop has slowed progress. Sodium-ion batteries are typically safer than lithium-ion and have higher resistance to low temperatures and relatively quick charging times. Sodium-ion batteries could replace lead-acid batteries in energy storage systems and the micro EV market. The costs will be competitive initially, but sodium-ion batteries will be lighter and safer than lead-acid batteries. Electric microcars with sodium-ion batteries are already being shipped from China. Specifically, 5,000 units of the E10X microcar (with 23.2 kWh sodium-ion battery packs using cells supplied by HiNa) from JAC Yiwei are being transported to Central and South America.

    The IDTechEx report, "Sodium-ion Batteries 2024-2034: Technology, Players, Markets, and Forecasts", provides in-depth coverage of this emerging industry and tackles many more burning questions.

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    Beyond the Stockholm Convention IDTechEx Discusses the New Regulations Targeting Forever Chemicals - Seite 2 BOSTON, May 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -  What is the current market sentiment surrounding sodium-ion batteries in 2024? Sodium-ion batteries are beginning to become increasingly relevant in 2024 after many mass production announcements were made in …