Re ECF Project: 2014-45

Project Title: Development of high capacity battery materials to improve driving range of electric vehicles

Applicant: Dr. Denis Y.W. YU, City University of Hong Kong

Total Approved Grant: $499,980

Duration: 1/62015 to 31/5/2017

Project Status/Remarks: On-going

Electric vehicles are vital to reducing air pollution. There are numerous electric vehicles in the market, but the driving range of 100-150 km is relatively low. The main limitation is the battery material that is used. New materials that can give higher capacity need to be developed. The proposed project aims to increase the capacity of battery materials (cathodes). The scope of the work is two-fold:

  1. to develop low-cost cathode materials that can deliver higher capacity than existing materials; and
  2. to develop inert solid electrolyte as ionic conductive surface coating on materials to suppress material degradation and electrolyte decomposition.

Summary of the Findings/Outcomes:
To be available upon completion of the project