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Posts Tagged: Solid-State EV Batteries

Are solid-state batteries always safer than Li-ion?

Many in the EV industry see solid-state batteries as the future, and one of the reasons is that the more stable solid electrolyte is expected to be safer than current liquid electrolytes. However, new research indicates that the picture may be more complex. A recent study led by the DOE’s Sandia National Laboratories, published in… Read more »

Sakuu develops the first battery in its new solid-state product line

Additive manufacturing specialist Sakuu has developed a lithium metal battery that achieved an energy density of 800 Wh/l in recent testing. The company says its battery achieves an energy density of 500-700 Wh/l, or greater. It demonstrates an energy retention rate of 97% after 200 cycles, and Sakuu expects it to reach an 80% retention… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz teams up with ProLogium on solid-state batteries

Mercedes-Benz and battery firm ProLogium are teaming up to develop solid-state batteries. The automaker will make an unspecified investment in ProLogium, and will take a seat on the company’s board of directors. The first test vehicles using the new batteries are not expected to appear for several years. “We believe that range and efficiency are… Read more »

Factorial Energy raises $200 million for solid-state battery tech

Massachusetts-based solid-state battery developer Factorial Energy raised $200 million in a Series D funding round from Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis. It will use the funding for research and development, commercial production and the deployment of batteries with its Factorial Electrolyte System Technology (FEST) electrolyte. While Stellantis announced 2026 as its goal for introducing the first competitive… Read more »

Solid Power partners with SK Innovation to produce solid-state batteries

Solid Power has partnered with SK Innovation to manufacture automotive-scale all-solid-state batteries using Solid Power’s sulfide-based solid electrolyte, proprietary cell designs and production processes. SK Innovation has also agreed to invest $30 million in Solid Power. The two companies will cooperate on cell development, validation and production in order to enable Solid Power to deliver… Read more »

Solid-state battery firm LiNa secures £3.5 million in seed funding

LiNa Energy has closed a £3.5-million ($4.78-million) late seed funding round. LiNa is commercializing a cobalt- and lithium-free solid-state sodium battery. The company claims its design has the potential to exceed the performance of both lithium-ion and sodium-ion technologies at a cost of less than $50/kWh.  The funding, along with recently obtained grant money, enables… Read more »

Solid Power says safety tests show its solid-state battery tech is safer than current chemistries

Colorado-based Solid Power, a solid-state battery specialist that has backing from Ford and BMW, says recent third-party safety tests demonstrate that its battery cells, which use a sulfide-based solid electrolyte, are safer than current lithium-ion cells, which use a liquid or gel electrolyte. The tests aimed to simulate abuse and damage to Solid Power’s prototype… Read more »

Solid Power to build new solid-state battery plant in Thornton, Colorado

Solid Power, a producer of all-solid-state EV batteries, plans to build a second Denver-area production facility in Thornton, Colorado. The new plant will expand Solid Power’s capacity to produce materials for its battery cells, including the ability to produce up to 30 metric tons of sulfide-based solid electrolyte material annually—a 25x throughput increase over current… Read more »

Umicore buys a stake in solid-state battery developer Solid Power

Umicore has announced that it holds a stake in solid-state battery specialist Solid Power, following Solid Power’s announcement of its intent to become a publicly listed company. Umicore built its stake through earlier Series A and B investment rounds.  Solid Power also counts Ford, BMW, Hyundai and Samsung among its investors. The company claims that… Read more »

Solid Power unveils all-solid-state platform technology

Solid Power, a producer of all-solid-state EV batteries, has unveiled details of its all-solid-state platform technology and the three battery designs it enables. The company also announced the transition of its high-content silicon all-solid-state battery to its Colorado-based production line. Solid Power’s proprietary sulfide solid electrolyte powers the all-solid-state platform, which can enable both high-content… Read more »