When the fantasy of better battery science doesn't match reality

Tesla electric vehicle fast charging stations in Braintree, U.K., on Dec. 15, 2020. Foto: Bloomberg/Chris Ratcliffe.

With billions of dollars flowing to electric cars, investors are eagerly waiting for the next breakthrough in battery technology - one that will underpin the future adoption of green vehicles.

They may be waiting a while: The technical challenges of making better batteries (and therefore, electric vehicles) are enormous and the expectations associated with them are even more fantastical...

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