Tsinghua announced that a solid-state lithium battery for electric vehicles can withstand 20,000 charges without experiencing a significant decrease in capacity.
According to some estimates, such a resource should be sufficient for the car’s entire life. One full charge can provide 500km of range, so 20 000 cycles equals 10 million kilometers.
We will not be able to know for sure if these promises are true, but this is still an impressive result.
Svolt Energy, another Chinese company, announced the development of a solid-state sulfur battery that will allow electric vehicles to travel at least 1000km on one tank. Svolt Energy already has more than 100 patents for its technology to produce sulfide battery. Although the timing of such batteries’ release is unknown, the source suggests a two-year time frame.
Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Nio announced the availability of a 150 kWh solid-state battery for all models in the fourth quarter. It will provide a range of 850 km for the ES8 crossovers, 900 km for the ES6 and more than 1000km for the ET7 sedan.