Sion Power introduced a brand new milestone for its Licerion-EV batteries with metallic lithium on the anode, attaining excessive power density in a bigger cell format than the small 1.8 Ah a year ago.

The brand new, giant format (100 mm x 100 mm), 17 Ah cell is rated at 400 Wh/kg and 700 Wh/L, and – in line with the corporate – meets automotive necessities for quick cost functionality, energy supply, lengthy cycle life, and security. There may be additionally a 6 Ah model with the same power density.

Sion Energy provides that each cells (6 Ah and 17 Ah) are routinely produced on the pilot line on the facility in Tucson, Arizona and are present process third-party validation checks.

“Scaling to helpful cell sizes is a problem for high-energy battery applied sciences. Sion Energy has efficiently achieved that scaling course of.”

This time, the corporate didn’t reveal the cycle lifetime of the cells. The 1.8 Ah small cell was in a position to obtain 800 full depth of discharge cycles (cost 90 min, discharge 23 min) to 70% capability.

Because the cell capability turns into extra affordable for EVs and the power density is maintained, it should turn out to be very fascinating to see whether or not there will likely be OEMs on this chemistry.

Dr. Urs Schoop, Chief Expertise Officer for Sion Energy stated:

“Lower than a yr in the past, Sion Energy had demonstrated this expertise on a 1.8 Ah cell. At present we now have confirmed the outcomes on giant format cells.”

“Though we now have seen many high-energy battery corporations within the information, few of them declare to provide cells in high-capacity business sizes.”