Cleaner, greener and more sustainable, electric vehicles (EVs) are capturing hearts all over the planet. It’s a true love story.
Cleaner, greener and more sustainable, electric vehicles (EVs) are capturing hearts all over the planet. It’s a true love story.
Meet some of the world’s most passionate electric vehicle fans – from members of the public with inspiring stories of true romance in the field of electromobility to the people of BASF who pour their hearts into their work around electric vehicle battery materials...
Meet some of the world’s most passionate electric vehicle fans – from members of the public with inspiring stories of true romance in the field of electromobility to the people of BASF who pour their hearts into their work around electric vehicle battery materials...
One of America’s only female electric vehicle conversion specialists, the irrepressible Audrey Clunn, tells the tale of her one true love... (aside from her husband, Steve!) Read their story
Since he was a boy, Hernan’s life has been about motor racing. Now he and his team are recreating an iconic vintage racing car... as an electric vehicle. It’s all part of a race of a different kind: one against time itself. Read his story
To bridge the ever-widening gap between himself and his cherished young son, Lao Qian resolved to take the boy on the journey of a lifetime: a 2,000km road trip... in an electric vehicle. Read their story
At BASF, we love electric vehicles – and that’s exactly why we’re driven to make them even more sustainable. Find out how we are improving the carbon footprint of electric vehicles by focusing on the all-important battery materials, from sourcing to production to recycling.
At BASF, we love electric vehicles – and that’s exactly why we’re driven to make them even more sustainable. Find out how we are improving the carbon footprint of electric vehicles by focusing on the all-important battery materials, from sourcing to production to recycling.
In the ever-changing electric and hybrid vehicles markets, we work on many aspects of electromobility besides cathode active materials – like engineering plastics and polyurethane systems, functional coatings, fuels and lubricants. And our innovations include products for every part of an electric vehicle, as well as the charging infrastructure. But what links it all is our desire to make electromobility better, with the help of our partners, and to reduce as much as possible the carbon footprint of the EVs we love.
In the ever-changing electric and hybrid vehicles markets, we work on many aspects of electromobility besides cathode active materials – like engineering plastics and polyurethane systems, functional coatings, fuels and lubricants. And our innovations include products for every part of an electric vehicle, as well as the charging infrastructure. But what links it all is our desire to make electromobility better, with the help of our partners, and to reduce as much as possible the carbon footprint of the EVs we love.
Our global R&D teams work tirelessly to improve the performance of battery materials. Their advances are aimed at helping the real driving range of a typical midsize car jump to 600km, while reducing the charging time to 15 minutes.

We’re also researching how cobalt can be removed from electric vehicle batteries, or at least dramatically reduced. To that end, we’re exploring how cutting-edge lab research can be scaled up to production level.

In addition to R&D on cathode active materials for lithium-ion batteries, we are working on components for next-generation batteries. These include solid-state batteries in which the electrolyte is solid rather than liquid and the anode is lithium rather than graphite based. This will bring considerable improvements in safety and will take up less space in the car.

Partnering with universities, academic institutions and private partners, our finger is on the pulse of scientific advances when it comes to promising novel and improved materials. One example of our collaboration network is BELLA (Battery and Electrochemistry Laboratory), a joint laboratory of BASF and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.