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The Future Looks Solid: 7 Recent Solid-State Battery Developments

Solid-state battery technology has gained some serious momentum in the past year.

Jake Hertz

July 27, 2023

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The electric vehicle industry is currently scrambling to find the next-generation technology that will enable EVs with greater range than what's currently possible. Within this hunt, the solid-state battery has emerged as a promising solution to enable future EVs with greater energy capacity and range. 

As a testament to this, companies like Nio have announced the introduction of solid-state batteries into their vehicle, with the result being ranges reaching up to almost 600 miles on a single charge. At the same time, players like Toyota have also made significant waves in the industry, announcing that solid-state technology will bring their next-generation EVs to ranges over 600 miles. 

And it's not only the automotive industry that stands to benefit: As we've reported, solid-state battery makers are finding surprising applications

While solid-state batteries have an incredible amount of promise, there are still significant challenges that need to be solved before solid-state batteries can achieve their full potential. Concerns over manufacturability, safety, lifespan, and sustainability all plague the solid-state battery industry at the moment. Still, the promise of solid-state batteries far outweighs the challenges, leading many in the industry to push on through.

To address these issues and push solid-state batteries firmly into the mainstream, many have been investing heavily in the technology. Between academic studies, government-sponsored research initiatives, and pushes for commercialization by automotive OEMs, there is no doubt that the solid-state battery industry is gaining some serious momentum.

In this piece, we'll take a look at seven recent news highlights surrounding solid-state batteries to get a better understanding of the state of the technology and where the industry is headed. Read on to learn about seven solid-state battery developments that have the future looking solid.

About the Author(s)

Jake Hertz

Jake Hertz is an Electrical Engineer, Technical Writer, and Public Relations Specialist. After he received his M.S. and B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Rochester, he spent three years working as an Electrical Engineer at MakerBot Industries. 

As a writer, Jake is well known for his frequent contributions to various engineering websites, where he has garnered readership in the tens of thousands. Through his business, NanoHertz Solutions, Jake works with cutting-edge companies in the hardware and semiconductor space to build industry buzz and awareness through Public Relations and Technical Writing services.

As an engineer, Jake now works with numerous startups to help develop their hardware products. He is also a Co-Founder of Origin Labs, a NYC-based design firm for tech startups in the hardware space.

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