lithium-ion battery


Definition of lithium-ion battery

: a rechargeable battery that uses lithium ions as the primary component of its electrolyte

Note: Lithium-ion batteries are common in portable electronic devices such as cell phones and laptop computers.

Examples of lithium-ion battery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But those problems involved large lithium-ion battery banks operated by utilities or big energy companies, not home batteries installed by solar contractors. Los Angeles Times, 11 Nov. 2021 Comstock Mining projects that global lithium-ion battery manufacturing will require 1.8 million tons annually of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE). Mergermarket, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021 Not just for cars anymore, Tesla’s lithium-ion battery systems can also help charge your home. Jason H. Harper, Robb Report, 22 Oct. 2021 In particular, the DoD concerned about China, which has invested heavily in and dominating lithium-ion battery production. Nicole Goodkind, Fortune, 12 Nov. 2021 Just forward are positioned 646 square feet of solar panels capable of generating up to 8kW to boost the yacht’s lithium-ion battery bank. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 5 Nov. 2021 Li-Cycle, for instance, gets more than half of its scrap from the lithium-ion battery manufacturers in the automobile and electronics industries, CEO Kochhar said, a share that will grow to 70 percent by 2025. Merrill Goozner, The New Republic, 28 Oct. 2021 The plant will generate nearly 700 megawatts of electricity when it is finished in 2023 while the lithium-ion battery will provide 380 megawatts of power. Ken Silverstein, Forbes, 28 June 2021 The startup produces them using a manufacturing infrastructure similar to that used for lithium-ion battery production. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 3 May 2021

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First Known Use of lithium-ion battery

1990, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lithium-ion battery was in 1990

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1 Dec 2021

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