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Geely developed a battery that can ensure driving of one million kilometers

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, commonly known as Geely Holding, has produced a battery that can ensure driving of one million kilometers with minimal impact on range, and retains more than 90 percent of its capacity at temperatures below -30 degrees Celsius. It is an LFP (lithium-iron-phosphate) battery with a density of 192 Wh/kg.

The new battery charges faster and takes 17 minutes and 4 seconds to charge from 10 to 80 percent. It also manages to retain 90.54 percent of its capacity at a temperature of -30 degrees Celsius, and can be charged up to 3,500 times. The secret is in its construction. It contains doped electrode materials in its composition in order to reduce the speed of the internal chemical reaction.

Geely tested the battery with a large number of tests, including the extreme ones. They pierced the battery with eight 5 mm steel needles and left it in that condition for an hour. Next, a 5.8 mm round was fired into the battery and failed to ignite it. After that, it was submerged in seawater, thrown into a fire, and even run over with a 26-ton roller. None of the tests caused significant damage.

This would definitely be a revolution in the development of batteries, and the company did not announce when production would start.

Source: Geely

New Toyota batteries will offer a range of 1,000 km

The development and sale of electric vehicles is on the rise, and with them come certain problems. Currently, the biggest ones are batteries. Thus, Toyota announced that in the next three years it will produce a battery that will enable a range of at least 800 kilometers.

By the end of the decade, Japanese car manufacturers plan to sell 3.5 million electric vehicles globally, of which 1.7 million will be equipped with new batteries. According to the latest information, the offer will include four types of batteries of the new generation, as well as a battery with solid electrolyte technology (solid-state).

Toyota is currently developing a lithium-ion battery, Performance, which will be used from 2026 and will provide a range of over 800 km. It will cost 20% less than the battery currently installed in the leader of electric generation, the Toyota bZ4X. Thanks to the fast charger, the battery will be charged from 10 to 80 percent in about 20 minutes.

The second type of battery that Toyota plans to produce is the lithium-ion phosphate Popularization battery. They will offer a slightly shorter range (about 600 km) and will arrive between 2026 and 2027. The production of this type of battery will cost 40% less compared to the battery in the bZ4x model. It will charge up to 80 percent in about 30 minutes.

From 2027, a high-performance lithium-ion battery will be added to the offer, which will enable a range of over 1,000 kilometers. Also, Toyota is working on solid-state batteries that would also allow a range of 1,000 kilometers, and would be charged to 80 percent in just 10 minutes.

Source: Toyota

Seat invests 1.8 billion euros in battery production

The Spanish car manufacturer Seat has announced that it intends to enter the production of batteries for electric vehicles, and the first step will be the construction of a brand new factory that will be financed from EU funds. The European Union will finance the project with 1.5 billion euros, and Seat will invest an additional 300 million euros. The factory should start operating in 2025.

The factory will cover an area of 64,000 square meters, the equivalent of nine football fields, and will create more than 400 direct jobs and an additional 100 indirect jobs. The management of Seat and Cupra wants to position Spain as the center of electromobility in Europe. In this regard, an initiative has been proposed to the government to deduct 15% of the personal income tax from every buyer of an electric vehicle in Spain in order to stimulate car sales while expanding the network of charging stations.

This factory will also produce PowerCo cells, and will be produced in Sagunto (Valencia). At the same time, the battery factory will be connected to a factory where zero-emission models will be produced for the entire Volkswagen Group.

CEO of SEAT & CUPRA Wayne Griffiths, stated that the construction will start at the beginning of the eighth month of this year.

Source: Seat