Vinfast and ProLogium signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to arrange a three way partnership to provide automotive solid-state battery (SSB) packs for Vinfast’s EVs.

Vinfast, as Vietnam’s first nationwide automotive model, want to introduce its first electrical vehicles in 2023-2024 and not too long ago announced three SUVs models. Plainly they could possibly be geared up with SSB cells proper from the beginning.

The plan is to make use of ProLogium solid-state battery cells, however the packs can be produced domestically by way of the three way partnership, beneath ProLogium’s license:

“In accordance with the MOU, the 2 events will arrange a three way partnership to provide automotive solid-state battery(SSB) pack for Vinfast’s EVs. The JV can have precedence to buy PLG’s SSB product and will likely be licensed to make use of PLG’s patented SSB pack meeting know-how, MAB (Multi-Axis Bipolar+), to provide CIM/CIP SSB pack (cell is module/ cell is pack) domestically in Vietnam.”

ProLogium solid-state battery cells

ProLogium solid-state battery cells

The issue with solid-state batteries is that they largely exist solely in laboratories or are produced at a low scale. ProLogium describes itself as “the world’s first and solely Strong State Battery maker that has achieved mass manufacturing, and has offered varied merchandise to world purchasers in industries comparable to 3C electronics, industrial, medical, and IoT.”

The corporate mentioned that it expects to realize manufacturing output of 1-2 GWh capability of SSB yearly in 2022 (at one among its services in Asia), nevertheless it’s not clear to us whether or not it is going to be all envisioned for Vinfast or varied clients:

“PLG will produce SSB inlays (semi-finished battery cell composed of cathode, strong state electrolyte and anode layer) for the JV at one among its Asian manufacturing facilities (anticipated to achieve 1-2 GWh capability in 2022), which can help mass manufacturing schedule of Vinfast EVs in 2023-2024.”

Anyway, 2 GWh is equal to twenty,000 battery packs – 100 kWh every. Not a nasty begin, if the efficiency is nice and Vinfast will get entry to it.

One other potential automotive buyer is NIO, which started a collaboration with ProLogium in 2019.