Canadian researchers are testing a substance called succinonitrile to replace the organic-based solvent that now enables lithium-ion batteries to store an electric charge but is flammable and volatile. National Research Council Canada (NRC) researcher Isobel Davidson says the solvent packs a great deal of energy into a very confined space. If the container is abused – pierced with a metal object, for example – the result can be a minor explosion and fire. In the event of a vehicle ...

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