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Factorial Energy batteries will increase the autonomous mileage of an electric vehicle by 50%

For a long time, the creation of effective solid-statebatteries were an impossible dream for manufacturers, and their advertisements confirmed Edison's words 138 years ago that the battery was a gimmick and a mechanism to trick shareholders. However, the success of Factorial Energy, working in conjunction with Hyundai Motor subsidiary, automaker Kia, confirms the possibility of setting up production of solid electrolyte batteries that can increase autonomous mileage by 20-50%.

Work on the creation of solid-state technologybattery life continued at Factorial Energy in Massachusetts for about 6 years and culminated in the "world's first commercial solid state cell with a balanced performance profile."

New Factorial Electrolyte System TechnologyTechnology (FEST) uses a solid electrolyte, already patented by the company, to ensure the safe operation of high-voltage, high-capacity batteries. In April 2021, Factorial Energy presented the first 40 Ah solid-state batteries for electric vehicles (EV) in London. The presented samples worked at room temperature. Today, the company is preparing several prototypes designed to test the technology in real conditions of electric vehicle operation.

The developers point to three mainadvantages of the developed FEST technology. First of all, it is noted that the technology makes it possible to create solid-state batteries with increased fire-fighting properties: they do not spontaneously ignite and do not burn even if the case is destroyed. The second advantage of FEST is its high energy storage density, which will allow in the future to increase the autonomous driving range of an electric vehicle on a single battery charge by almost 50%. And the third advantage of the technology is the low cost of modernizing existing assembly lines to integrate FEST into the production process for creating batteries.

Source: factorialenergy