World's most powerful inorganic battery promises 1000km range for electric cars

April 05, 2019 //By Nick Flaherty
World's most powerful inorganic battery promises 1000km range for electric cars
Swiss battery developer Innolith is working on the world’s first 1000 Wh/kg rechargeable battery.

Under development in the company’s German laboratory in Bruchsal, the inorganic 'Energy Battery' would be capable of powering an Electric Vehicle (EV) for over 1000km on a single charge. It would also reduce costs due to the avoidance of exotic and expensive materials combined with the very high energy density of the system.

In addition to its range and cost advantages, the Innolith Energy Battery will be the first non-flammable lithium-based battery for use in EVs as it uses a non-flammable inorganic electrolyte. 

“The EV revolution is currently stymied by the limitations of available batteries,” said Sergey Buchin, CEO of Innolith. “Consumers want an adequate range on a single charge in an affordable EV, and confidence that it is not going to catch fire. The Innolith Energy Battery is the breakthrough technology that potentially can meet all these needs.”

Innolith will be bringing the Energy Battery to market via an initial pilot production in Germany, followed by licensing partnerships with major battery and automotive companies. Development and commercialisation of the Innolith Energy Battery is anticipated to take between three and five years.

"This new breakthrough has been made possible by years of dedicated research into all aspects of inorganic electrolytes and their application to rechargeable batteries," said Innolith Chairman Alan Greenshields. "Simply put, the experience gained in how to build high power batteries with exceptional robustness and cycle life has proved to be the right basis for building high energy products too. The absence of organic materials, a key aspect of Innolith’s battery technology, removes the critical source of safety risk and chemical instability of high energy batteries. It all fell into place in 2018 from an R&D perspective, with several extraordinary breakthroughs."

Innolith, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, has patents pending for the key inventions of the Energy Battery and is also maintaining commercial confidentiality on the cell chemistry mechanism. Under all licensing agreements for the Energy Battery, Innolith will retain control of


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