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Cathode materials offer the broadest innovation potential of a lithium-ion battery as they make the batteries more powerful, reliable and affordable. BASF researchers are thus contributing in the best way to shape the future of electromobility.
BASF’s battery materials portfolio includes Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Oxide (NCA) and Nickel Cobalt Manganese Oxide (NCM). BASF researchers can tailor the materials through selected changes in the chemical composition, morphology (shape and structure) and the manufacturing process. By 2025, innovative chemistry will help to double the real driving range of a mid-size car from 300 to 600 kilometers with a single battery charge and to reduce the charging time to 15 minutes. At the same time, the researchers are working on reducing the size of the battery by half and doubling its lifetime. Today, BASF is already supplying cathode active materials to leading battery producers.