Mercedes-Benz heavy investment in battery industry | future will be | 'flash battery' | the world?
Well-known German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has announced that it has invested in an Israeli start-up company StoreDot's $ 60 million financing, and it is reported that the company is developing a battery that can be fully charged in five minutes, and it is understood that Samsung Ventures and NormaInvestments Capital Also participated in the investment of the round.
Recently, Mercedes-Benz CEO Tsai Che said that by 2022, Mercedes-Benz all models are only available hybrid or pure electric version, and then will be at least 50 new electric car models. At the same time, belong to Daimler's sub-brand Smart, will also be completed before 2022 electrification of the transition can be said that Mercedes-Benz is a step by step towards a new 'electric' pattern.
On the current development of electric vehicle industry point of view, charging a long time and mileage short two major industry pain point has not yet fully resolved, and the core components of electric vehicles is the power battery, obviously the battery technology in the next few years will directly affect the development of the industry speed, The development of electric vehicles requires better battery, power battery than the energy, life, safety and price, the development of pure electric drive car is essential.It has a high energy, long life and other advantages of lithium-ion battery is the current The most practical value of electric vehicle batteries, in hybrid cars, pure electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles are widely used.
Power battery performance to be taken into account the electrode material, electrolyte, diaphragm performance, while assembly technology, battery systems into groups, management technology is also important to follow up in the future for a long period of time, lithium-ion battery is still the most The development of battery technology, such as electric vehicle battery, lithium manganate cathode material, ternary system cathode material, lithium iron phosphate cathode material, composite carbon anode material, ceramic coating membrane, electrolyte salt and functional electrolyte technology, Industry development. Battery system technology in the application of progress, security and reliability will be further improved in the next few years.
The company, which is investing in the company, is developing a flash battery, which is a replacement for traditional lithium-ion batteries, using 'new organic compounds combined with nanomaterials' to improve charging time. Of course, StoreDot batteries R & D is still in its early stages, but if Mercedes does create a car that can be charged in a matter of minutes, it will become a benchmark for electric vehicles, believing that there will be more and more traditional car brands in the future.