Limited range is one of the most heard arguments not to buy an electric car. But tech company Envia Systems has announced a 400 Watt-hours / kilogram rechargeable battery. They claim a 300 mile / almost 500 kilometre range and cutting costs by 50%. High tech, low pricing?
“Since the inception of Envia, our product team has worked tirelessly and logged over 25 million test channel hours to optimally develop each of the active components of the battery: Envia’s proprietary Si-C anode, HCMR cathode and EHV electrolyte”, said Dr. Sujeet Kumar, Envia Systems co-‐founder, president & CTO. “Rather than just a proof-‐of-‐concept of energy density, I am pleased that our team was successful in actually delivering 400 Wh/kg automotive grade 45 Ah lithium-‐ion rechargeable cells.”
When commercialized, it could make the electric vehicle more affordable and an extended range may improve buying intentions as well. Also, it could have great possibilities for the motorsports industry.