The tech development company Quantumscape has announced the creation of solid-state batteries that can fast-charge in under 30 minutes, through 400 consecutive cycles. If these can gain traction, this would be a big step for the EV industry.
Why are Quantumscape’s batteries a big deal?
That being said, Quantumspace’s solid-state batteries taking 15 minutes to charge on a DC fast-charger and holding their capacity through those 400 charges is extremely impressive.
Fast-charging is becoming one of the most popular methods of EV charging, but it can quickly take a toll on a vehicle’s battery. The difference with Quantumspace is that fast-charging doesn’t seem to affect their battery’s capacity.
What is a solid-state battery?
A lithium-ion battery uses a liquid electrolyte solution to help power our cars, phones, tablets, and more. However, a solid-state battery uses a solid electrolyte instead of liquid, and because of this, it has a much higher energy density than a lithium-ion battery.
Will fast-charging, solid-state batteries stick around?
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