The startup from Switzerland claims they made a high-density rechargeable battery. It is capable to power an electric car for 621 miles (1,000 km) on a single charge, much more than lithium-ion batteries currently available on the market.
The company Innolith created the first in the world battery in which the density of energy measures 1,000 Wh/kg. For comparison: the Tesla Model 3 uses a 250 Wh/kg battery. So, this fourfold difference is really impressive. We can say it is a breakthrough, if only this invention will ever be applied to electric vehicles.
The driving range of 621 miles (1,000km) will be possible for cars equipped with such a battery. Current most expensive Teslas are powered by Panasonic batteries supporting 300 miles.
Like other makers, Innolith uses liquid electrolytes in lithium-ion batteries. The difference is that the Swiss company replaces the organic highly flammable solvent containing electrolytes with a more stable and less flammable inorganic substance.
Apart from ‘wet’ lithium-ion technology constantly improved, some EV manufacturers rely on solid-state battery technology, which is now at the stage of lab tests. It is claimed to achieve up to 500 miles of range. Solid-state batteries comprise cells made of solid and ‘dry’ conductive material.
Source: the Verge