Lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries are cheaper, safer, and longer lasting than batteries made with nickel- and cobalt-based cathodes. In China, the streets are full of electric vehicles using this technology. But LFP never caught on as a chemistry for electric vehicle batteries in North America. In this episode, C&EN reporters Craig Bettenhausen and Matt Blois talk about the promise and risks of bringing lithium iron phosphate to a North American market.
C&EN Uncovered, a new project from C&EN’s podcast, Stereo Chemistry , offers another look at subjects from recent cover stories. Read Blois’s Jan. 30, 2023, cover story about lithium iron phosphate at http://bit.ly/3nbMkpK.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3lzGtKy.
Executive producer: Kerri Jansen
C&EN Uncovered host: Craig Bettenhausen
Cover story reporter: Matt Blois
Audio editor: Mark Feuer DiTusa
Story editor: Michael McCoy
Copyeditor: Sabrina Ashwell
Show logo design: William A. Ludwig
Episode artwork: David Girai Photography
Music: “Hot Chocolate” by Aves
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