More recently it became known about the plans of Tesla to build the battery a million miles (1.6 million kilometers). As it turned out, on similar work technology and Chinese engineers. It is reported that the new battery is not only durable, but also inexpensive and capacious that it will allow it to compete with Japanese and American counterparts.
Chinese Honeycomb Energy, is developing battery cells from 2012. The company representatives claim that they are the first to start the production of batteries without cobalt content of. This will solve several key problems:
- to reduce the cost;
- to increase the service life;
- to solve the problem of reducing the capacity of the battery over time;
- to increase the security.
Currently the company is developing two batteries, one of which will have a capacity of 115 Ah with an energy density of 245 W/kg, the second – 226 Ah with a density of 240 W/kg. Both batteries passed the safety tests in compliance with national and European standards, including on the efficiency at a temperature of 150 °C.
It is reported that more capacious battery will be able to provide a range of 880 kilometers. The claimed life is 15 years or 1.2 million kilometres for both batteries.
Mass production of the new battery will be launched in the second half of 2021.