Fisker, the electric car company known more for the failed Karma, might have a battery technology that can turn around this company’s future.
A battery that promises 500 miles of driving range and the capability to be charged in just 60 seconds might sound like the stuff of dreams in this fossil fuel dominated world but it might actually be a reality. According to PC Magazine in an update on this revolutionary battery technology, they posted about earlier last week (Nov. 14, 2017) recharging times and range on par, if not better than regular old dino-fuel cars might be here. Check out a screenshot of what this solid-state battery looks like on an electrolyte level below.
Lithium-ion battery technology has grown steadily since they started to be used in earnest in the early 1970’s. If Fisker’s latest claims are to be believed, this would be the equivalent of a canyon-sized leap in how much energy a lithium-ion battery can store.
According to PC Magazine, this gigantic technological leap is all thanks to its electrode design.
That impressive combination of range and charge time is thanks to the use of three-dimensional electrodes by Fisker. It allows the solid-state battery to hold 2.5 times the energy density of the equivalent lithium-ion battery.
Keep in mind that this is just a patent and there is no actual physical battery that has been built yet. Furthermore, as per Electrek, Fisker is in talks with a couple of automotive companies for possible partnerships. In addition, Fisker says this level of technology won’t be ready for automotive use until 2023, which is long ways away in terms of battery technology storage.
If its actual applications of current electric car batty technology you’re looking for, Fisker is hankering to introduce their Fisker EMotion car at the 2018 Consumer Electronics show in two short months. Specs on their luxury electric sedan aren’t public yet but this EMotion can go 400 miles on a single charge and can charge up to 125 miles in just 9 minutes.