27 Aug '14, 11am

Sakti3 Claims Solid-State Battery Breakthrough For Electric Cars - Green Car Reports

By Antony Ingram 3,155 views Aug 27, 2014 Follow Antony Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 2014 Chevrolet Volt Enlarge Photo A Michigan-based startup called Sakti3 claims it has battery chemistry that doubles the energy density of today's best lithium-ion batteries. Speaking to Scientific American , Sakti3's co-founder and CEO Ann Marie Sastry says the firm's prototype solid-state lithium cells have reached 1,143 Watt-hours per liter--a number that wouldn't just transform an electric car's range, but its cost too. Should we get excited? Yes and no. Technology like this would certainly be beneficial for electric cars. Energy density is something of a holy grail for the genre, because it increases the one aspect of electric cars most people are still unsure about: range. The more energy you can pack into any given area, the more there is for the car to use to tr...

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