The vehicle is equipped with a solid-state battery
produced through a collaboration with Sakti3 and will have a range of 400+ miles.
Elmar Degenhart, chairman of the executive board of Continental, says that they're fairly certain that in the not-too-distant future the lithium-ion battery of today will give way to a solid-state battery
James Dyson, the billionaire inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, said his company was building a "radical" all-electric car for launch in 2020, with a commitment to spend Au2 billion on solid-state battery
technology and vehicle design.
Commenting on the deal, Solid Powers CEO Doug Campbell said, We are committed to advancing the solid-state battery
industry and pushing the limits on development as a way to improve battery-powered devices such as electric vehicles, portable electronics, and other applications.
Companies such as smartphone maker Samsung and Car maker Toyota are also working on solid-state battery
Toyota is now working on an EV powered by a solid-state battery
that significantly increases driving range and reduces charging time.
Braga explains that the energy density of the solid-state battery
cells is "drastically increased" because the cathode capacity is no longer limited by the amount of Li-metal on the anode.
According to a report by Science Hook, researchers were initially looking for a solid-state battery
that used an electrolyte gel instead of lithium to hold its charge.
Because it dispenses with the liquid electrolytes used in most batteries, which can cause chemical reactions that lead to overheating, a solid-state battery
doesn't require bulky cooling systems and thus can deliver the same amount of energy in a much smaller package.
The field is littered with hype and people left in the dust--including LeVine, whose book, in its slow march to press, didn't get to the solid-state battery
technology that's now at the cutting edge.
12 December 2014 - US-based solid-state battery
systems specialist Oakridge Global Energy Solutions, Inc.
Batteries can range in size from AA cells to coin cells, and even down to a small SMT device such as the Cymbet rechargeable EnerChip solid-state battery
that provides a 3.