28 Dec '14, 10am

Will Seeo’s 400 Wh/kg Battery Fulfil Expectations?

Whoever cracks the riddle to producing high density solid-state batteries is not going to waste their time with EVs for a decade or more. Samsung and Apple are interested in them for phones. Fitting 20Wh in a 6+ or Note 4 would be a huge leg up on competition, allowing them to charge $50-100 extra. I bet Apple alone would buy $1B/yr of 2x density batteries at $2000/kWh (even that is enough for only 1/4 of their phones). The total CE market would probably buy $5-10B/yr of these wonder batteries at $1000/kWh. Above all, EVs need cheap batteries. Once solid state battery manufacturers take over the CE world, then we can start talking about them considering expansion into a market that pays them 10x less per cell (auto cells will be $150/kWh or less in a few years). I’m guessing we’ll have to see 10M EV sales per year before solid state battery companies venture into that low ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2014/12/28/will-seeos-400-whkg-b...

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