Could A Car Battery Revolution Be Around The Corner?

Thu 4th Apr 2019

The limited range of electric car batteries has always been considered a sticking point for those considering EV car purchases, but a Swiss tech company may have solved the problem.

Innolith AG announced this week that they are developing the world’s first 1,000Wh/kg rechargeable battery, which when in use will allow cars to travel 1,000 kilometres (621 miles).

The prospect of the amazing range on the battery is made even better when you take into consideration Innolith AG is a company which specialises in inorganic battery technology, meaning that the cost to produce the batteries will also be a lot less, in both environmental and financial terms. Also, by using non-flammable electrolytes, there will be less chance of the vehicle catching fire.

“The EV revolution is currently stymied by the limitations of available batteries,” said Innolith AG’s CEO, Sergey Buchin.

“Consumers want an adequate range on a single charge in an affordable EV, and confidence that it is not going to catch fire. The Innolith Energy Battery is the breakthrough technology that potentially can meet all these needs.”

The company is ready to begin testing the new technology in Germany and claims that the charging time for the batteries to reach 250 miles will be same as a conventional electric battery. However, a full recharge will probably require the vehicle to be plugged in overnight.

"This new breakthrough has been made possible by years of dedicated research into all aspects of inorganic electrolytes and their application to rechargeable batteries," comments Innolith Chairman, Alan Greenshields. "Simply put, the experience gained in how to build high power batteries with exceptional robustness and cycle life has proved to be the right basis for building high energy products too.