China’s submarine fleet may soon be powered by lithium batteries
- Technical solutions have been found through extensive development and testing in booming electric car market, according to navy study
- Researchers say that replacing problematic lead-acid batteries with lithium could significantly boost subs’ survival and combat abilities
Published: 12:00pm, 29 Oct, 2022 Updated: 12:00pm, 29 Oct, 2022
China’s military has been planning to replace lead-acid batteries with lithium in its conventional submarines for more than a decade. Photo: Twitter
China’s large fleet of conventional submarines could soon be powered by lithium-ion batteries as a result of advances in the country’s world-leading
A lithium power source – instead of lead-acid batteries – could more than double the time a submarine can spend under water, give it Tesla-style acceleration and create more room for weapons, said researchers with the Naval Submarine Academy in Qingdao, Shandong province.
The changes could significantly boost a submarine’s survival and combat abilities, they said in a paper published in peer-reviewed Chinese journal Marine Electric and Electronic Engineering on October 15.
Surely China has managed to overcome safety issue with Li-Ion ... perhaps like BYD blade battery but with much more advanced version
Interesting what other bans will be impose to Chinese companies? perhaps ban all Chinese EV and CATL and BYD, as it is in a way helping Chinese military according to the idiots there