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Solid-state batteries have been created that can make electric car trips longer

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun16,2024

Created solid-state batteries that will be able to make electric car trips longer

Important Testing


In the automotive industry, battery cells and other components go through a rigorous multi-stage testing and development process, progressing from A-samples to D-samples before reaching full production.

  • A-samples – these are initial working prototypes of full-size commercial items.
  • B-samples – these are more mature prototypes that undergo more rigorous testing. Factorial is currently focused on integrating B samples into modules and batteries for comprehensive testing and optimization.

Factorial's solid-state batteries use the patented Factorial Electrolyte System Technology (FEST).

< p>The battery contains a lithium metal anode, a quasi-solid electrolyte, and a high-capacity cathode. The use of lightweight metallic lithium allows these batteries to achieve energy densities of up to 391 Wh/kg, which is well above the 300 Wh/kg limit set for current-generation lithium-ion technologies and more than double the capacity of typical lithium-iron batteries. phosphate (LFP) batteries.

In addition, the quasi-solid electrolyte improves safety compared to the liquid electrolytes used in lithium-ion batteries.

Factorial's ultimate goal is to develop batteries that can provide mileage vehicle over 966 kilometers on a single charge from a battery with a capacity of 90 kWh. These batteries are designed to be approximately 30% lighter and smaller than conventional lithium-ion batteries, providing significant benefits in vehicle efficiency and performance.

In addition, FEST batteries are designed in such a way that their can be produced on existing equipment for the production of lithium-ion batteries with minimal modifications, which eases the transition period for manufacturers.

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 natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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