Nissan Unveils Prototype Solid-State Battery Cell Production Plant

Source: Nissan

Source: Nissan

In November last year, Nissan announced an exploration into all-solid-state batteries as part of its Ambition 2030 vision. Now, the Japanese automaker has unveiled a prototype production facility, with the aim of bringing the technology to market by 2028.

The facility is located within the Nissan Research Centre in Kanagawa Prefecture and will be primarily used for research into the different materials, designs, and manufacturing processes for prototype development. The company also plans to establish a pilot production line at its Yokohama Plant in fiscal 2024.

According to Nissan, all-solid-state batteries have an energy density approximately twice that of conventional lithium-ion batteries, significantly shorter charging time due to superior charge/discharge performance, and lower costs thanks to the opportunity of using less expensive materials.

The company claims that all-solid-state batteries can be reduced to $75 per kWh in fiscal 2028 and to $65 per kWh thereafter, placing EVs at the same cost level as gasoline-powered vehicles.

“Nissan has been a leader in electrification technology through a wide range of R&D activities, from molecular-level battery material research to the development of safe, high-performance EVs. Our initiatives even include city development using EVs as storage batteries,” said Kunio Nakagura, Executive Vice President in charge of Research & Development.

“The knowledge gained from our experience supports the development of all-solid-state batteries and we’ve accumulated important elemental technologies. Going forward, our R&D and manufacturing divisions will continue to work together to utilize this prototype production facility and accelerate the practical application of all-solid-state batteries.”

Source: Nissan | Nissan unveils prototype production facility for all-solid-state batteries

12 April 2022

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