Solid Power (Nasdaq: SLDP), a developer of all-solid-state battery cells for EVs, has completed installation of a pilot production line designed to produce EV-scale solid-state cells.
The company intends to produce its Silicon EV Cells, which use over 50% active silicon in the anode, for internal testing before delivering them to its automotive partners BMW and Ford for automotive qualification testing, which is planned for the end of the year.
Solid Power’s EV cell pilot line is designed to produce large-format sulfide-based cells in a manner that mimics existing lithium-ion production processes. When running at full capacity, the line is expected to be capable of producing 300 cells per week, or approximately 15,000 cells per year.
Solid Power expects to be able to optimize its Silicon EV Cells for capacities ranging from 60 to 100 Ah. This flexibility will allow the company to meet its automotive partners’ specifications, while allowing for additional partners with distinct design specifications.
“The installation of this EV cell pilot line will allow us to produce EV-scale cells suitable for initiating the formal automotive qualification process,” said Solid Power CEO Doug Campbell. “Over the coming quarters, we will work to bring the pilot line up to its full operational capability, and look forward to delivering EV-scale all-solid-state cells to our partners later this year.”
Source: Solid Power