From smartphones to e-cars – How important is the lithium-ion battery? | DW Documentary

The lithium-ion battery is proving to be one of the most important innovations for the 21st century. This new technology is the cornerstone of e-mobility and digitalization. It’s set to play a big role in enabling the switch to renewable energies.

Without the lithium-ion battery, many of the technological innovations we take for granted today would be almost inconceivable. From smartphones to e-cars, the lithium-ion battery can be found in almost every battery-powered device.
The technology is particularly well-established in one, perhaps surprising, place: the warehouse. In the field of “intralogistics,” e-mobility is already the order of the day. In fact, lithium-ion forklifts have been hard at work in warehouses around the world for more than a decade.
The Hamburg-based Jungheinrich company is a trailblazer in this technology. But pioneering comes with challenges. Intralogistics deals with a wide variety of issues, from artificial intelligence to sustainability, resource availability, and recycling. This film explores the extraction of lithium, the production of state-of-the-art cells and their use in vehicles and AI-controlled large-scale energy storage. It highlights the latest developments in this promising and rapidly advancing field.

#documentary #dwdocumentary #lithium #technology

DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch top documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary.

Subscribe to:
⮞ DW Documentary (English):
⮞ DW Documental (Spanish):
⮞ DW Documentary وثائقية دي دبليو (Arabic):
⮞ DW Doku (German):
⮞ DW Documentary हिन्दी (Hindi):

For more visit:
Follow DW Documentary on Instagram:
Follow DW Documental on Facebook:

We kindly ask viewers to read and stick to the DW netiquette policy on our channel: