Electric cars have been painted as part of the solution to reduce emissions globally, but many people remain wary about their practicality. What if our innovations in battery materials help to double the driving range on a single charge to 600 km, halve the size of the battery, extend their lifespans and reduce the charging time to 15 minutes by 2025?
Our innovations in battery materials will help to make e-mobility fit for everyday use. Wouldn't it be great to recharge your e-car in 15 minutes and continue a 600 km drive by 2025? And wouldn't it be nice to recharge yourself from daily stress in those 15 minutes?
We asked the same questions to independent filmmakers. This is how they would recharge themselves in 15 minutes:
Driving 600 km on a single charge
By 2025, our innovations in battery materials aim to double the driving range of midsize cars from 300 to 600 km on a single charge. This is symbolized in the picture below. In a combined 600 km journey in Los Angeles and Shanghai, a message is "written" in the streets by GPS: "keep being optimistic". Thanks to our innovative battery materials, we are optimistic about the future of e-mobility!
This is how we're shaping the future of e-mobility
Cathode active materials are key to make e-mobility a practical reality for everyone. Our researchers use a comprehensive "toolbox" of different methods to influence the properties of the materials: from the composition of the metals, different particle sizes and distributions, to the adjustment of porosity and surface properties.
Digitalization accelerates research
We generate more than 70 million data points every day when we test our material in small test batteries. Machine learning and our supercomputer Quriosity help predict and analyze material properties, accelerating our research.
Where will our battery materials take you?
We believe the development of advanced emission control technologies and the increasing demand for electric powered cars will help reduce emissions and increase air quality on a global scale. Fewer emissions will make our world a better place to live by reducing the impact of air pollution in inner cities and creating a positive effect on the health of the population.