Electromobility is a key part of reconciling the global desire for individual mobility against the need to significantly reduce global emissions. BASF believes electromobility, combined with renewable energy, is key to sustainable mobility. Efficient, cost-effective storage of electrical energy in batteries will be critical to the commercial success of electric cars.

BASF is a leading cathode active material (CAM) supplier to battery producers. Materials for the cathode — the positive electrode within a battery — have a huge impact on battery performance, which enables longer driving distances, shorter recharge time and lower costs.

With many innovations in battery materials, BASF gives car and truck drivers peace of mind, and impacts the environment less.

  • Full electric vehicles use only energy stored in batteries. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles use a combustion engine to boost the driving range. Both technologies are categorized as “alternative powertrain solutions”.
  • BASF is committed to collaborating with all stakeholders, including manufacturers, scientists and policymakers, to solve the challenges faced on the road to full electromobility. 
  • Between 2012 and 2017, BASF has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in research, development and production of battery materials and components.
  • The successful adoption of electromobility as a cornerstone of sustainable transportation requires more than innovative companies and market demand. Stable, progressive political leadership and supporting legal frameworks are also critical factors.

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Meanwhile, the success of electromobility requires more. BASF’s broad innovative portfolio for the electrified automotive industry also includes light-weight plastics, functional coatings and more.

Explore the interactive image below to learn more about how BASF improves e-mobility: