All-solid-state batteries will power next generation EVs
Electric vehicles will need to have a range of ~500 miles, 10 minute charging, and cost competitive to reach the mass market.
EVs won’t get there with lithium-ion batteries and will need to transition to next generation all-solid-state batteries.
All-solid-state batteries replace the liquid electrolyte with a solid material such as ceramic, glass or a polymer.
Some have solved several all-solid-state battery problems, but not all;
- Battery life that’s too short for a vehicle
- Suffer from poor conductivity
- Uncompetitive costs
- Violent swelling and shrinking of materials when charged or discharged
Toyota is leading the patent race on all-solid-state batteries with 233 patents or applications, ~3x more than closest competitor.
Lithium-ion batteries will never be a game changer for the mass market. Something else needs to deliver a range of ~500 miles, 10 minute charging, and cost competitive.
– Mike Reed
Bloomberg Source Article: Race for Next-Generation Battery Supremacy Has an Early Leader