In this article we will talk about sustainable mobility and we will ask ourselves why electric batteries made with salt, produced in Italy and which have a minimal environmental impact, are not used?

Sustainable mobility is a priority aspect for all of us, as we must be strong and coordinated in reducing pollution within our beautiful planet as much as possible. There are infinite possibilities for achieving this ecological transition and, among these, electric cars certainly have a priority role.

Normally, when we talk about an electric car, we talk about a car with lithium-ion batteries. They represent a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional internal fuels, such as petrol or diesel.

However, energy production and consumption, along with the use of minerals in lithium-ion batteries, present significant environmental impacts. For example, for every kWh of capacity of a battery, several kilograms of carbon dioxide are emitted into the air, depending on the production cycle (on average between 40 and 350 kg).

However, a potential truly sustainable alternative is salt batteries. Technically they could offer an option with a truly lower environmental impact and Italy has a leading role in this sector.

In fact, there is an Italian company specialized in this technology, which has repeatedly underlined the principles of availability of materials in Italy and how it is a truly environmentally friendly innovation.

Salt batteries could truly be a sustainable solution for energy storage, as well as being a safe and reliable alternative. However, unfortunately salt batteries are currently not commonly used in electric cars, due to lower energy density and lower performance.

However, technological progress definitely evolves every day. We currently use truly ultra-technological cell phones, but simply 10 years ago the world of smartphones was still very immature.

Every day Italy and the various companies that are involved in this sector are trying to progress in the field of electric salt batteries. These efforts could indeed lead to significant progress in the production of more sustainable batteries in a short time.

A factor not to be forgotten is also the high availability of the main material in Italy (i.e. Salt) which could also favor a larger scale development of batteries, also reducing the dependence on the import of raw materials.

Currently, in fact, all electric cars "depend" on China, as it is the leader in the production of electric batteries thanks to the high availability of the famous raw materials.

In conclusion, although salt batteries are not currently commonly used in electric cars due to their lower performance compared to lithium-ion batteries, research and development in this area could soon lead to a change in direction.

Our hope is clearly to see Italy free in the production of salt batteries and therefore to be independent and detached from any economic logic linked to third states. In this way, Italian sustainable mobility could start with a truly notable acceleration.

Currently, almost all car manufacturers present electric cars or hybrid cars in their commercial offering, but the former are growing slowly also due to the problem linked to the costs, which are not exactly economical for the latter.

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