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Developers from the USA presented an innovative solid-state battery that can surpass world analogues

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun14,2024

Developers from the USA presented an innovative solid-state battery that can surpass the world's analogues

The American company Factorial Energy has taken a significant step in the development of solid-state batteries that can surpass existing lithium-ion analogues. The company has already shipped the first batch of its new batteries for testing at Mercedes-Benz.

Massachusetts-based Factorial Energy has been working on its lithium-metal solid-state battery technology for more than a decade. Enlisting the support of automotive giants such as Stellantis, Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai, the company aims to create batteries with high energy consumption and long mileage.

At CES 2023, Factorial first introduced its 100 amp-hour battery, and since October last year, it started supplying the first samples for testing to its global partners. In June 2024, the company announced the shipment of the first samples of Type B, with a capacity of 106 amp-hours, to Mercedes-Benz, which was the first announced case of delivery of such samples to a global car manufacturer.

Factorial solid-state batteries use the unique Factorial Electrolyte System Technology (FEST), which includes a lithium-metal anode, a semi-solid electrolyte and a highly efficient cathode. This makes it possible to reach an energy density of up to 391 Wh/kg, which significantly exceeds the performance of modern lithium-ion batteries. This technology also improves safety in compared to liquid electrolytes.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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