Via Electrive |
The Alliance of Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi is working on solid-state batteries and aims to deploy these “before 2030, and by 2025 if possible,” Renault’s head of EVs Gilles Normand told the Financial Times.
Solid-state batteries are the new hope of the car industry that still aims for long range electric vehicles. In the interview with the FT, Normand explains: “The technology promises huge advantages over current lithium ion batteries in cost, density and thermal stability.”
He adds: “There are many challenges, but we are making very good progress with an aim of getting it to market before 2030, and by 2025 if possible.”
In order to make it happen, Renault-Nissan had freed 1 billion dollars this January to invest into startups such as Ionic Materials. They are working on solid-state batteries, which are cobalt free. Ionic Materials describes its electrolyte as a “platform technology” that can be combined with a wide range of electrode chemistries, including lithium metal anodes, sulfur cathodes, and more.