Developed by the U.S. startup 量子景观, the second-generation cell technology relies on a solid rather than liquid electrolyte and lithium metal instead of graphite for the anode. If it can be industrialized at scale, the two companies could collaborate to build a 20 gigawatt-hour factory, 量子景观 said.
Jagdeep Singh, the CEO of 量子景观 and one of its three founders, said at a presentation this month that there were two stages of output planned for their production joint venture.
“第一阶段的体积较小，约为1 gWh，第二阶段的体积为20 gWh，这是真正的千兆规模生产，” Singh said.
The first cells could be produced in 2024 before industrialization begins in earnest by 2026. According to its plans, 量子景观 estimates that full capacity would be reached two years later.
“At our center of excellence in Salzgitter, 德国, we have successfully tested various 量子景观 cells. The results look very promising,“大众汽车集团零部件电池业务主管Frank Blome在本月的演讲中表示。
量子景观 says its cells are significantly safer and more compact than those employing existing lithium-ion chemistries, and vehicles equipped with them could easily drive farther than 700 km (435 miles) before being recharged in less than than 15 minutes. The company said 实现此类绩效指标 代表“holy grail”电动汽车电池开发。