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News Hyundai and Kia to Develop Solid State Batteries with Factorial Energy

Hyundai and Kia to Develop Solid State Batteries with Factorial Energy

Hyundai and Kia are interested in solid state batteries

 

  • Solid state batteries are safer than lithium-ion units and they offer more range

  • Factorial Energy is already developing its own solid state battery tech

  • Toyota could beat Hyundai and Kia to market with its own solid state battery

Automakers are constantly trying to develop new technologies in order to improve electric vehicles. One of these technologies is solid state batteries.

Those batteries use a different construction that lithium-ion batteries that are installed in the vast majority of the electric vehicles currently on our roads.

The advantages of using solid state batteries are safety and efficiency. They are safer because their contents are not liquid, so they don’t have to be maintained at high temperatures to deliver their optimal performance. In addition, they are less likely to cause a fire and they are easier to put out if they do.

Furthermore, solid state batteries can store more electricity than lithium-ion ones, meaning that the same size of battery would provide a longer range. Hyundai believes they could increase the range of its EVs by 20 to 50 percent.

Other benefits claimed by the automaker are the fact that no special temperature regulation system is needed and that they don’t require many changes to the production line, both factors that reduce the cost of implementation.

Hyundai and Kia won’t be developing these batteries alone since they chose to partner with Factorial Energy, a Massachusetts based company that is already working on its own solid state battery technology.

The Korean manufacturers are not the only ones interested by this type of battery since Toyota has already announced its intention to install them in its own electric vehicles and it could very well beat Hyundai and Kia to the market.

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