A battery is a device that can store electrical energy and which is being increasingly used in the automobile industry, often in hybrid systems.

For shipping, we believe battery solutions only are often not as suitable as initially expected. They require frequent electrical supply and generally have a too low energy density per mass to be applied on board, making it an extremely heavy option. Operational profiles often do not allow for frequent recharging and the large amount of mass needed will take valuable space of cargo. Batteries are however a crucial element in any fuel cell system.

* Video by TED-Ed – a youth and education initiative.                                                                                                                                                            THRUST selects the information on this website independently and does not have any interests in the companies or organisations behind the videos.

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