Our range-extended dual-chemistry battery can power 700+ miles on a single charge. Taking electric cars further than they’ve ever been.
It looks like a US company may have come up with the ultimate disruptor in the battery field. Any thought or comments would be appreciated. They have actually tested the battery and pushed the range of a car to 700 miles. This may be just one of many advancements to come at the rate technologies are accelerating.
Each month has an article like this.
Each month has a company or university with a breakthrough.
There are several aspects to all new battery technologies, including but not limited to:
-Range / energy density
-Cost; yield (Usually as % OEE),
-Tool availability (many tools have leadtime of more than one year)
-Lifetime / degradation
-Competetive landscape, is it better than the alternatives by other startups?
-Raw material availability
-Raw material price
-Availability of employees
-Energy price / availability
-Environmental compliance, handling of production waste
Many articles of startups will only mention a breakthrough in one or two aspects. Usually range / energy density.
However, if the mentioned technology is going to be a breakthrough, it has to score on _all_ these aspects.
If it fails on only one point, it will never come to fruition.
So, what you should do is, contact the company, and ask them to see how they score on _all_ these points.
If you do this for 10 potential technologies, you can sell your report for $6000 / reader.
What we currently see is, there is pressure in the EV market to be 'first to market', even if it is not profitable and OEE is terrible. But in the longer run, that strategy is not viable.
Also, sometimes something makes economical sense until raw material prices rice. Lightyear One was also a breakthrough, was manufacturable, but the price has risen dramatically.
The product became too expensive and now the company is bankrupt and almost all engineers fired.