A South Korean company, in collaboration with a University, has created a revolutionary material that will change the batteries of electric cars. The company has announced higher conductivity, shorter charging times and greater energy capacity.
More autonomy and shorter charging times. To that we could reduce everything the electric car needs to become the dominant mobility solution on our roads. For this reason, many manufacturers are investing huge amounts of money to achieve significant advances in batteries for electric vehicles.
And, little by little, those progress They are coming to the market. Far behind are electric cars that barely approve about 100 kilometers of autonomy per charge. What we are not entirely aware of is that that time was about 15 years ago – or perhaps less -, and that now almost any electric car is approved for at least 200 kilometers and there are already some that triple that figure.
Therefore, we are not surprised that a South Korean company is working on a revolutionary material that will change the history of the battery for the electric car. The company in question is called SK On and is the fifth largest producer of batteries in the world.
The revolutionary material that will change the history of the battery for the electric car
The company has announced that it has just created a new material aimed at improve battery efficiency and that is compatible with both current silicon, cobalt and lithium batteries, as well as the new solid-state batteries that will hit the market in the coming years and that aim to revolutionize the way we now understand electric mobility.
Developed together with Dankook University in South Korea, this project has already filed several international patent applications and its findings, according to the researchers, “represent a significant step towards achieving stable solid electrolytes in air,” and also “it will improve power density.”
In this way, this revolutionary material that SK On has created would achieve increase the conductivity of current lithium batteries by 70%, thus reducing loading times considerably. Also would increase the energy capacity of the battery by up to 25%improving the stability of the assembly and increasing security.
This significant advance in battery technology is expected to be even more effective in the long-awaited solid-state batteries, which already advertise up to 300% more energy storage capacity than other batteries in the same space, in addition to promising reduce charging times to one hour and prolong its useful life.