Fourth Industrial Revolution

Spray them, fly them, shoot them - batteries are about to get wonderfully weird

A worker holds a battery in the Johnson Controls Saft Advanced Power Solutions factory in Nersac, southwestern France, January 31, 2008. Johnson Controls Saft Advanced Power Solutions announced the official opening of its new lithium-ion automotive battery manufacturing facility on Thursday. The plant is dedicated to the manufacture of advanced Lithium-Ion batteries for hybrid, plug-in, fuel cell and electric vehicles and is the first of its kind in the world.     REUTERS/Regis Duvignau  (FRANCE) - RTR1WI0F

New battery formats could change the world, and scientists are close to a breakthrough Image: REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Anna Bruce-Lockhart
Editorial Lead, World Economic Forum
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