The new technology attempts to overcome the challenges of solid-state batteries using a three-dimensional structure. In an announcement this week, the firm claimed the new battery could charge a car in just one minute, and allow for a range of over 500 miles

Fisker patents battery that can charge a car in a minute

Electric car-maker Fisker has filed patents for flexible solid-state battery technology that could slash charging times and improve range.

In an announcement this week, the firm claimed the new battery could charge a car in just one minute, and allow for a range of over 500 miles.

The battery is expected to be ready for mass production by 2023, and will be displayed at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in January.

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The new technology attempts to overcome the challenges of solid-state batteries using a three-dimensional structure. In an announcement this week, the firm claimed the new battery could charge a car in just one minute, and allow for a range of over 500 miles

The new technology attempts to overcome the challenges of solid-state batteries using a three-dimensional structure. In an announcement this week, the firm claimed the new battery could charge a car in just one minute, and allow for a range of over 500 miles

According to Fisker, the radical new battery would deliver 2.5 times the energy density of typical lithium ion batteries.

Solid-state batteries are known to have a number of limitations, such as low power and low rate capability as a result of the layered electrode structure, and issues arising from cold temperatures, the firm explains.

But, the new technology attempts to overcome the challenges using a three-dimensional solid-state structure.

This allows the electrodes to cover 25 times more surface area than flat thin-film designs.

‘This breakthrough marks the beginning of a new era in solid-state materials and manufacturing technologies,’ said Dr. Fabio Albano, VP of battery systems at Fisker Inc.

‘We are addressing all of the hurdles that solid-state batteries have encountered on the path to commercialization, such as performance in cold temperatures; the use of low cost and scalable manufacturing methods; and the ability to form bulk solid-state electrodes with significant thickness and high active material loadings.

‘We are excited to build on this foundation and move the needle in energy storage.’

According to the firm, the battery could allow electric cars to drive more than 500 miles on a single charge.

Fisker plans to show off the solid-state battery and fast-charging technology at CES.

They’ll also be launching the Fisker EMotion luxury electric vehicle, alongside a battery module equipped with advanced thermal management.

Electric car-maker Fisker has filed patents for flexible solid-state battery technology that could slash charging times and improve range

Electric car-maker Fisker has filed patents for flexible solid-state battery technology that could slash charging times and improve range

And, they’ll have on display fast-charging technology that will allow for a 127-mile range in just nine minutes.

‘Our aggressive vision for the entire EV and automotive industry, not just for Fisker Inc., revolves around making the impossible, possible – and this global solid-state battery breakthrough is reflective of our utmost seriousness in making that vision a reality,’ said Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO of Fisker Inc.

‘It used to be about the efficiency of the gasoline engine. Now, it’s all about who breaks the code and smashes the barriers to future battery technologies that will enable mass market electrification.

‘Our scientists have been working tirelessly to deliver. We’ve done it, and this is just the beginning.’

The battery is expected to be ready for mass production by 2023, and will be displayed at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in January

The battery is expected to be ready for mass production by 2023, and will be displayed at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in January

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