The typical non-electric car will emit near 5 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. When you multiply that number by how many drivers there are in the world, that figure becomes enormously high.
Electric or hybrid cars are one way to put a plug in greenhouse gas emissions, but how do they work? To understand this, you need to understand the batteries that power them.
Distinguished Professor Guoxiu Wang from the UTS Centre for Clean Energy Technology, Professor Peter Notten from Eindhoven University in the Netherlands, spoke to 2ser on battery technologies that power electric cars.
Listen to the full 2ser interview on the CCET website.