Fisker patents car battery with 500 mile range that can be charged in one minute


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.