Sion Power has demonstrated its new Licerion EV technology, which focuses on high energy density, increased cycle life, and fast charging ability. The company projects that its Licerion EV cells will offer 420 Wh/kg and 700 Wh/L when scaled to commercial design. Sion tested 1.8 Ah cells, which resulted in 800 full depth of discharge cycles to 70% capacity. Fifteen-minute charge times to 100% state of charge were repeatedly demonstrated with 99.7% efficiency, according to Sion engineers.
“This achievement demonstrates a remarkable balance between high energy density, faster charge times, and longer cycle life,” says Dr. Urs Schoop, CTO at Sion Power. “Though battery experts know fast charging is not ideal for battery longevity, the market demands this as an option. Sion Power has the technology to produce a viable alternative to traditional lithium-ion cells for many applications, including EVs.”
Sion plans to license its Licerion EV technology for use in automobile applications while focusing its internal manufacturing capabilities on specialized markets, including electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOL) and unmanned vehicles.
Source: Sion Power