Active Structural Batteries

Angela Belcher with Alan Ransil

Currently 60-90% of the weight of the battery package in an electric car or an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is inactive - does not contribute to energy storage.  This project is developing a structural approach to build vehicle components from materials that do contribute to energy storage, which will enable electrical vehicles with longer battery lifetime.
 
See Kieran present their project at IdeaStream 2018 below.