when fisker relaunched as an electric car company, it announced that its first vehicle would be powered by a graphene-based hybrid supercapacitor technology, and then later announced those plans had been shelved for the use of more traditional li-ion batteries. now the manufacturer announces a ‘breakthrough’ in solid-state batteries to power its EVs, and it is filing for patents.


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fisker is patenting a new solid-state electrode structure that could enable a battery with some unbelievable specifications. the american-automaker says the battery cells in development will feature three-dimensional electrodes with 2.5 x the energy density of lithium-ion batteries, and this will enable ranges of more than 500 miles (805 km) on a single charge, with charging times as low as one minute.

 

 

like any breakthrough in battery technology announcement, it should be viewed tentatively as very few make it to a commercial level. fisker says that it should be automotive production grade ready for around 2023, while it plans to launch its ‘EMotion’ electric car at CES 2018.

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