How a new generation of lithium-ion batteries is powering cars, airplanes, drones and the internet

Lithium-ion battery technology has revolutionized the way cars and trucks are driven.

But the industry has also made a lot of noise about the risk that the batteries could overheat.

What if a lithium-cell battery could go rogue?

What if the battery was so fragile that it exploded?

In a nutshell, a battery that can go wrong.

In an exclusive report for New York magazine, reporter and reporter-in-residence at MIT, Nicholas Koller, joins us to discuss what we know so far about lithium- ion batteries, how they work, and what we can expect from them in the future.

This story was produced by New York Mag’s Tech Lab.

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