StoreDot, an Israeli battery startup, has said that mass-produced solid-state batteries are still at least a decade from production and global automotive manufacturers should be considering interim technologies in the medium term, such as semi-solid batteries.
In a recent statement, SoreDot’s CEO, Dr Doron Myersdorf asserted the importance of leading battery developers giving a realistic roadmap for the introduction of extreme fast-charging battery technologies.
“Right now, despite some of the bullish claims by our rivals, all-solid-state batteries are still at least 10 years away,” said, Myersdorf. “They are certainly no silver bullet for any vehicle maker currently developing fast-charging electric vehicle architectures.”
Solid-state-batteries promise cost-effective fast and safe charging batteries, with high energy densities. But they remain a work in progress, and still face significant challenges before they can be manufactured at scale.
“We believe a more practical step is the introduction of semi-solid-state batteries which we are targeting for mass production by 2028,” Myersdorf added.
“These will be advanced, safe, high performing cells that can achieve 100 miles of charge in just three minutes. They have the additional benefit of requiring a simpler and less challenging manufacturing process than all-solid-state technologies.”
Last month StoreDot announced the delivery of cells that exceeded 1,000 cycles in production-ready EV form factor. StoreDot is now shipping these cells in pouch format to its global automotive OEM partners for intense real-world testing, allowing drivers to charge consecutively 100 miles of range for each 5 minutes of charging.