QuantumScape Competitor Seeks EV Battery Gold in Fool’s Gold – Barron’s

The future of electric vehicles depends on making batteries cheaper and more efficient, w which is why everyone from Tesla (TSLA) to battery-maker QuantumScape (QS) are pushing to make them more advanced and seeks new technology to solve issues such as raw material cost and availability. In fact, it turns out that a worthless mineral—fools gold—could end up being the answer the battery industry needs to mint money down the road.

Solid state battery technology company Solid Power announced Friday an award from the Intelligence…