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Factorial Energy unveils 40 Ah solid-state EV battery cell

Factorial Energy has introduced what it says is the first 40 Ah solid-state EV battery cell.  The Factorial Electrolyte System Technology (FEST) is a proprietary solid electrolyte material designed to enable safe and reliable cell performance with high-voltage and high-energy-density electrodes. Solid electrolytes like FEST are considered safer than conventional lithium-ion technology, as they replace… Read more »

Honda hopes to go electric in North America by 2040, will develop solid-state batteries

Have the last two holdouts among major automakers just hopped on the electric bandwagon, or are they just indulging in some fast-follower greenwashing? Following Toyota’s announcement of a new line of battery-electric vehicles, Honda now says it plans to make battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles 100% of its North American sales by 2040. There are… Read more »

Sandy Munro talks solid-state batteries, Tesla mega-castings and light-activated hydrogen (Full Video)

EV Design Prophet Sandy Munro is always worth listening to—he explains highly technical EV engineering topics in an engaging, accessible style. His most recent appearance was a discussion of the next generation of EV technologies, part of this week’s Spring 2021 Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering. Munro covered an amazing amount of ground in… Read more »

LiNa and ion Ventures conclude successful test of solid-state sodium battery platform

ion Ventures, a utility and energy storage infrastructure specialist, and LiNa Energy, a solid-state battery technology developer, recently concluded a successful trial of LiNa’s proprietary solid-state sodium battery platform.  LiNa says the battery is constructed from easily sourced, low-cost materials, contains no cobalt or lithium, operates at a wide range of temperatures, does not require… Read more »

New electrode materials bring all-solid-state batteries a step closer

At the Osaka Prefecture University, Atsushi Sakuda and colleagues have been studying a type of battery that they believe holds the key to the future of energy storage: all-solid-state batteries (ASSBs).  “In 2019, we developed a solid electrolyte using sodium ions, which showed the highest conductivity in the world reported at room temperature,” said Dr…. Read more »

Bluebus electric minibus, with solid-state LMP batteries, operating in France

The French city of Triel-sur-Seine has launched a trial of an electric shuttle service that uses a six-meter electric bus made by Bluebus, a subsidiary of the Bolloré Group. The minibuses, which will be delivered this summer, are part of an order for up to 800 e-buses from three manufacturers by Île-de-France Mobilités, an agency… Read more »

Solid Power introduces all-solid-state lithium metal batteries

Solid Power has announced the production and delivery of the company’s first-generation multi-layer, multi-ampere-hour (Ah) all-solid-state lithium metal batteries.  Solid-state batteries have long been thought of as the “Holy Grail” of EV battery technology, as the lithium metal anode provides more energy and range than today’s Li-ion design, and the solid electrolyte increases safety by… Read more »

Mercedes eCitaro G electric bus to be available with solid-state batteries

Scientists around the world are hard at work on solid-state batteries, which could offer significant technical and safety advantages over current lithium-ion designs. However, while micro-solid-state batteries are already in commercial use in some applications, most experts believe that large-scale automotive solid-state batteries are still years away from commercialization. Apparently, Mercedes didn’t get the memo,… Read more »

Ampcera announces new solid electrolyte technology for solid-state batteries

Ampcera has introduced a low-cost flexible solid electrolyte (SE) membrane technology for solid-state batteries (SSBs).  Ampcera’s SE membranes can be as thin as 25 microns, offer room temperature lithium ionic conductivity greater than 1 mS/cm, and are stable against a lithium metal anode. According to the company, they would enable solid-state lithium metal batteries with… Read more »

Scale up micro-solid-state batteries to large EV cells? It’s not so simple.

Q&A with Ilika Technologies Every other scientist in the battery world seems to be working on commercializing large-scale solid-state batteries for use in EVs. The potential for technical and safety benefits is substantial, so there will be a big pot of gold for those who first make real advancements on the automotive level.  Using solid… Read more »