Enpower Greentech‘s semi-solid-state, A-Sample battery was recently installed and tested in an American electric vehicle (EV).
The new “Swift” battery has been in full commercial production since early November 2023. It contains less liquid electrolyte, making it a safer and lighter chemistry choice for e-mobility compared to other lithium-ion batteries commonly found in use today.
“Range anxiety is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. We know that our EV partners need their vehicles to stay on the road longer with cargo fleets that reach final destinations every time,” said Dr. Yong Che, CTO and co-founder at Enpower Greentech. “This is why, safety and energy density are the dual-driving forces that push our R&D teams forward.”
The 72kWh Swift EV pack was delivered to Ann Arbor, MI in December 2023 for testing. The class-1 EV in focus had previously used other industry batteries for a 110-mile estimated range. The Swift EV pack increased that estimate to 190 miles under the same dimensional constraint while passing multiple tests that will lead to B-Samples.
“Commercial and passenger EV companies can increase vehicle range significantly, as the Swift platform has shown,” added Che. “We are excited about this promising solution for electric vehicles. A 73% range boost should encourage OEM manufacturers to consider how they can provide an energy/safety matrix to their end-users and help speed the adoption of e-mobility.”
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