Take a moment and look around your home. I will guess you have at least one smartphone, a laptop computer, and probably an e-reader or two. I’m sure there are remote controls, smoke detectors, clocks and watches, small appliances, flashlights, maybe children’s toys, and your car outside your window.
On some level, our daily lives all run on batteries. And a lot of them still use the lithium-ion technology introduced in 1980 by John Goodenough. Just last year, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for it.
There have been improvements in size and density, but no revolutionary breakthroughs for the last 40 years…
At the age of 97, John Goodenough still goes to his lab at the University of Texas, Austin, and he continues to work on the next battery technology. Like any expert in the field, Goodenough believes it will replace the internal combustion engine in vehicles one day soon.
Let me put it this way: The batteries developed for Sony (SNE) camcorders just don’t cut it now. Without better battery technology, future innovations cannot function.
Without faster charging and longer ranges, electric vehicles (EVs) won’t be feasible for most people. Yet they’re sorely needed, especially in Europe and Asia, where automakers are mandated to “go electric” and pollution is a huge problem.
Samsung knows better than most about how unreliable lithium-ion batteries can be. Do you remember when the Galaxy Note 7 would randomly catch fire? Flight attendants had to go around and make sure no one brought those smartphones (and their malfunctioning batteries) onto a plane.
Today, Samsung is one of the major investors in solid state battery technology.
As you might guess, solid state batteries don’t have that liquid battery “acid” inside. Those liquids are highly flammable and toxic, so they’re a risk for users and for the environment. They also take up more space than what we really want in devices today.
The bottom line is that solid state batteries are safer, cheaper, lighter, and offer better battery life. That makes them a disruptive technology within a massive trend taking shape now.
Just like current batteries are the “backbone” of your household today, solid state batteries will be the backbone of the Roaring 2020s and all its technological innovations.
Since I first introduced this topic nearly 18 months ago – and created the Solid State Batteries Portfolio at Investment Opportunities – there has been quite a bit of progress as the technology moves toward commercial production. For instance:
- Earlier this year, Samsung revealed a solid state battery that gives EVs a range of up to 500 miles and can be recharged more than 1,000 times. That would give a vehicle 500,000 miles from one battery, making it the most durable and impressive vehicle battery in the market today.
- Toyota (TM), currently up 18% for us at Investment Opportunities, had planned to roll out its first solid state battery vehicles at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Unfortunately, there will not be any games this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so it seems unlikely the big launch will happen in July/August, after all. There has not been an update from Toyota. That said, the company could still be close to launching a solid state battery EV.
As a technology investor, what really gets me excited is following the patents. Besides Toyota, several of my picks in the Solid State Batteries Portfolio are early patentholders. For example, I’ve got one tiny company in the United Kingdom whose patents Toyota is relying on for electric cars. I’m willing to bet you’ve never heard of it – so go here to check out Investment Opportunities and get up to speed.
My original six Solid State Batteries plays are already up 36.5%… easily beating the S&P 500.
I remain extremely bullish on the long-term potential of solid state batteries. And they won’t just be used for electric cars…
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly, with connected devices expected to jump from 30 billion to 75 billion (150%) in just five years, according to Cisco. More connected devices means sensors and chips everywhere, and they all need a power source that is long lasting, safe, and often tiny.
Solid state batteries meet all three requirements.
Batteries that are smaller and last longer will be in big demand with 5G upgrades – where people can now stay connected and working in the most remote parts of the world.
In case you’re wondering, I’ve handpicked a few stocks there, too, in my newest 5G Highway Portfolio. In less than a month, that eight-stock portfolio is up 20%. Not bad for a bear market, I’d say! And I expect much more to come.
P.S. Companies like Microsoft (MSFT) capitalized on the internet and generated more than 18,000% profits.
5G is setting up similar opportunities today. But many investors are acting on bad information.
It’s maddening, and it’s why I just released the 5G Highway Portfolio. It is filled with stocks set to ride the wave higher, like the #1 5G medical robotics company or a company I’m calling the “Google of 5G.”
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Those on the right side of this innovation stand to build incredible wealth… just like people did from the creation of the internet and the smartphone. Think of this as your “field guide” for profiting from the next big battery breakthrough. Learn more here.