27 Feb '12, 7pm

GM-backed Envia claims huge advance in cheaper, better batteries for 300-mile EVs

GM-backed Envia claims huge advance in cheaper, better batteries for 300-mile EVs

ENVIA SYSTEMS ACHIEVES WORLD RECORD ENERGY DENSITY FOR RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM-­‐ION BATTERIES Breakthrough 400 Watt-­‐hour/kilogram Lithium-­‐ion Battery Poised to Revolutionize Cost, Range and Safety in Electric Vehicles NEWARK, CA – February 27, 2012 – Envia Systems, a technology leader in high-­‐performance, low-­‐cost lithium-­‐ion energy storage solutions today announced test results that verify the company's next-­‐ generation rechargeable battery has achieved the highest recorded energy density of 400 Watt-­‐ hours/kilogram (Wh/kg) for a rechargeable lithium-­‐ion cell. When commercialized, this 400 Wh/kg battery is expected to slash the price of a 300-­‐mile range electric vehicle by cutting the cost of the battery pack by more than 50 percent. The testing of Envia's next-­‐generation lithium-­‐ion battery was performed by the Electrochemical Power Systems Department...

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